Saturday Family Jam Sessions

Saturday Family Jam Sessions

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:15am

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:15am

The Mansion


$5 in advance, $10 at the door

Saturday Family Jam Sessions

Junior music aficionados spend Saturday mornings in the Mansion singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. This year, families go on a musical adventure as expert artists guide them through folk, go-go, classical, bluegrass, and soul.

Ideal for ages 4–8. Both kids and adults need tickets, but ages 2 and under are free—see our Strathmore Kids Tips for more information! Performances on April 11 and 25 are sensory-friendly.

The Sweater Set

Discover Folk Music with The Sweater Set

Sat, Feb 29, 10:15am

Raise your voice and sing! Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin of the award-winning soprano-alto duo The Sweater Set treat kids to a smorgasbord of sound with classic folk and original songs. Guitar, ukulele, accordion, banjo, flute, hand percussion, and kazoo accompany their harmonies.

Buy Tickets

Elijah Balbed

Discover Go-Go Music with Elijah Balbed

Sat, March 7, 10:15am

In this family-friendly go-go workshop and jam session you’ll learn about Chuck Brown, the “go-go swing” feel, how the original go-go beats were created, and how Balbed blends go-go with jazz. Don’t miss this opportunity to teach your kids about the official music of DC!

Buy Tickets

Piotr Pakhomkin

Discover Classical Music with Piotr Pakhomkin

Sat, March 21, 10:15am

Unlock your child’s inner Mozart with classical guitarist Pakhomkin. In this interactive performance, you’ll learn the basics of improvisation by clapping rhythms and compose original melodies using letters from the musical alphabet.

Buy Tickets

Brad Kolodner

Discover Bluegrass Music with Brad Kolodner

Sat, April 11, 10:15am, Sensory-Friendly

Multi-instrumentalist Brad Kolodner takes families on an Appalachian music journey. From toe-tapping fiddle tunes to groovy banjo melodies and jubilant sing-alongs, explore the vibrant and rich tradition of bluegrass and old-time music! This session is sensory-friendly. Check back here closer to the show for the performance guide!

Buy Tickets

Cecily Bumbray

Discover Soul Music with Cecily

Sat, April 25, 10:15am, Sensory-Friendly

Join singer-songwriter Cecily to explore soul music. Experiment with elements like call-and-response; learn about influences such as gospel, blues, and rock; and celebrate the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Art Blakey, and more! This session is sensory-friendly. Check back here closer to the show for the performance guide!

Buy Tickets


About Ideal Ages We list ideal ages for many Strathmore Kids events to help families navigate our offerings, but recognize that all children are unique and respond to experiences differently. We invite you to explore the information provided to determine if the event is a good fit for your family. We welcome movement and noise at these events with no shushing.

Everyone Needs a Ticket! All attendees, including accompanying adults, must have a ticket for this event to help us manage attendance and be sure we don't go over our maximum allowed capacity. Tickets for this program are not mailed; there will be a Will Call list at the door.

Free for 2 & Under Children 2 years old and under will be admitted to this program for free. If you plan to bring a child 2 years old or younger, please call our ticket office to reserve a special free ticket at 301.581.5100.

Support Strathmore

We rely on charitable gifts from individuals to sustain and expand our visual and performing arts experiences and arts education programs. Your gift will foster incredible social impact by allowing Strathmore to remain a strong and vibrant resource in your community.

Make a membership gift here.