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Saint Elizabeths Hospital Holds Annual Summer Concerts

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Saint Elizabeths Hospital Holds Annual Summer Concerts

Saint Elizabeths Hospital kicks off its free summer concert series.

Saint Elizabeths Hospital kicks off its free summer concert series at 7 pm, Wednesday, July 2, 2008 with a performance by Baba-C, a local drummer who performs an interactive style of music. The free concerts—featuring a variety of music—will be held on the Hospital grounds, 2700 Martin Luther King Avenue SE, in the rear of the CT-8 Building near the Alabama Avenue Metro Station. The concerts are open to the public and will be held each Wednesday from 7 pm to 8 pm through September.

Organized by the Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services, the concerts celebrate Saint Elizabeths pioneer role in music and dance therapy as a mechanism for healing and expression. More than 70 music therapists have been trained at the Hospital.    

“This concert is a fun event that is integrated with our treatment and recovery process”, said Dr. Patrick Canavan, Chief Executive Officer at Saint Elizabeths. “We want our patients to be able to participate with family and friends in the kind of events that they might attend after they are discharged.”

The 2008 Schedule is:

 DATE & LOCATION  PERFORMER*  MUSIC GENRE
 July 2 – civil  Baba-C

 Drums, Spoken word,  Interactive

 July 9 – forensic  Butch Warren’s Music Therapy  Traditional Jazz
 July 16 – civil  Reverb  A capella, variety
 July 23 – forensic  Flo Anito  Jazz & Pop
 July 30 – civil  CLN Combo  Jazz, Gospel, R&B
 August 6 – forensic  Old School Singers  R&B - Oldies but Goodies
 August 13 – civil  DC Youth Ensemble  Variety
 August 20 – forensic  Alona  Rock & Pop
 August 27 – civil  Devante’  Jazz
 September 3 – forensic  Signature Live!  Contemporary R&B
 September 10 – civil  Touche  Jazz & R&B
 September 17 – forensic
 FIELD DAY 10 am –3 pm
 (Concert @ 1 pm )

 Cherise’ featuring  Common Ground

 Contemporary R&B
 & Jazz
 September 24 – civil
 CONCERT FINALE
 Medications  Rock

Concert time is 7 pm to 8 pm except on September 17
*Subject to Change