String band — Friday, April 25
Milford Arts Council Performance Coffeehouse Presents Homegrown String Band Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue. Tickets are $15 ($10 MAC members). The Homegrown String Band consists of Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky and their two daughters, Erica and Annalee. This “family that plays together” has been performing around the country, from the National Theatre in Washington, DC, to the Festival of American Music and Crafts in Branson, Missouri, since 1997. Inspired by the rural string bands of the early 20th century, this 21st century incarnation of the traditional family band utilizes unique instrumentation including guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo-ukulele, harmonica, jawharp, doumbek, and percussive dance to put their own stamp on a repertoire drawn from the classics of rural American music. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Snacks, beer and wine will be available for a nominal charge. The coffee is free. For tickets, visit milfordarts.org or call 203-878-6647.