Bumper Jacksons' 5th Anniversary Throwback Dance Party
Tickets at the Door
This show is standing and seated. All seats are first come first serve. Doors at 9pm Show at 9:30pm
All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78's, the Bumper Jacksons elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style.
The internationally touring, award winning ensemble began as a humble duo; a city-meets-country experiment between jazz songstress Jess Eliot Myhre and banjo player Chris Ousley. They hopped on bicycles, touring the countryside with instruments on their backs, seeking the caramel core of American musics in the communities where they flourished most. Returning home, the dynamic duo wanted to spread the joyful experience they had on the road to others. This show marks the 5th Anniversary of the fateful fall season that Jess and Chris wrangled the official Bumper Jacksons band together, and so we wanted to get at it old school.
As of late, many have been enjoying the Bumper Jacksons in large amphitheater settings, with fancy table settings and polite cocktails. This time the Bumper Jacksons are coming to DC's favorite honky tonk, Hill Country BBQ, with a wood dance floor and extra accessible bar, to return us to our roots as a dance band. The set will primarily feature high-energy favorites off of our early records - showcasing our swing, two-step & blues dance tunes. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons will bring you into the center of a party where everyone's invited and the dance floor never sleeps.