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FocusMusic & WFMA Present Buskin & Batteau w Heather Aubrey Lloyd

  • Saturday, September 04, 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Kreeger Auditorium | Bender JCC of Greater Washington 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

On September 4th FocusMusic and the World Folk Music Association join forces to begin presenting Live, in-person music once again!

  • Because the health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our very top priority, we have established the following requirements for entry to all upcoming in-person concerts:
    • Upon entry, every patron must show a completed vaccination record (dated at least 14 days before the show). Photocopy or a photo on your phone will be acceptable. If you cannot show proof of vaccination, proof of a negative Covid test within the previous 3 days will be accepted.
    • To comply with county regulations, all attendees must wear masks at all times (except while eating or drinking) while in the building.

    If you are not able to comply with these policies you will receive a refund for any previously purchased tickets. If you have any questions regarding these precautions or wish to request a refund, you may do so by sending an email to

Yep, this is NOT a virtual show! Tickets are available through our partners over at WFMA. $30 each with seating priority and discounts given to WFMA members.

Tickets at 

Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 WFMA and FocusMusic will present one of our favorite duos, Buskin & Batteau - appearing as a trio!

David Buskin & Robin Batteau, with their outstanding percussionist Marshal Rosenberg, have been performing their “irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit” (The Washington Post) to critical acclaim and standing o’s for more than forty years. Their songs have been recorded by many great artists, including Judy Collins, Ladysmith Black Mombazo, The Oak Ridge Boys, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Mathis, Tom Rush, Bette Midler, Astrud Gilberto, Anne Murray, Dixie Carter and Roberta Flack.

But they are at their best live, dishing out what Stephen Holden of The New York Times called their “by turns acerbic, funny and plaintive” music and commentary. 

And returning as a physical presence from our virtual show with Kipyn Martin : Heather Aubrey Lloyd!

Opening the show will be recovering reporter, performance poet and fairy tale collector turned songwriter, Heather Aubrey Lloyd, who has co-fronted Baltimore’s ilyAIMY for nearly two decades. With its inventive arrangements and delightfully bizarre percussion, her first solo studio effort, A Message in the Mess received the Director's Award for Album of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the awards haven't stopped since: 2018 No Depression Magazine Songwriting Award Finalist, 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival MOST WANTED Artist, 2018 National Women's Music Festival Emerging Artist, 2017 Telluride Troubadour Top 4. She is also the reigning Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award.

This concert will be held at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington in Rockville, MD.  You can find all the concert details here.
Tickets for this concert are on sale now!

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