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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Miami, FL
7:00PM - 8:00PM

Miami-Dade Public Library System
Kendale Lakes Branch

15202 SW 88 Street
Miami, FL 33196
305.388.0326

Sing along with traditional American folk songs that tell the story of the United States. The journey begins in Colonial America and follows the paths of the pioneers, sailors, lumberjacks, immigrants, '49ers, farmers, slaves, soldiers, cowboys, and railroaders who moved the country across the continent and into the 20th century.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Miami, FL
4:00PM - 5:00PM

Miami-Dade Public Library System
Doral Branch

10785 NW 58 Street
Miami, FL 33178
305.716.9598

Sing along with traditional American folk songs that tell the story of the United States. The journey begins in Colonial America and follows the paths of the pioneers, sailors, lumberjacks, immigrants, '49ers, farmers, slaves, soldiers, cowboys, and railroaders who moved the country across the continent and into the 20th century.

Saturday, December 11, 2010
North Miami, FL
5:00PM - 11:00PM

The Kuyayky Foundation’s 9th Annual Benefit Concert for Jauja
560 N.E. 129th Street
North Miami, FL 33161
305.758.5902
Donations Accepted

This is an annual concert hosted by the Peruvian band Kuyayky to benefit the children of their hometown, Jauja. All proceeds will be used to purchase toys, musical instruments, a family food basket, and Christmas breakfast for poverty-stricken children in the Central Andes of Peru.

Friday-Sunday, November 12-14, 2010
St. Petersburg, FL

Sunshine State Acoustic Music Camp
Boyd Hill Nature Park
2900 31st Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713-2510

Matthew is leading oldtime banjo workshops throughout the weekend at this wonderful, reasonably-priced weekend of music at the beautiful Boyd Hill Nature Park. Other workshops offered include fiddle, mandolin, guitar, autoharp, harmonica, songwriting, singing, and more. Check the website for more details and registration.

Friday, October 22, 2010
North Miami, FL
8:00PM - 11:00PM

Luna Star Cafe
775 NE 125th Street
305.799.7123
$10.00

The Rambling String Band return to one of their favorite places to play in South Florida.

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Boynton Beach, FL
6:30PM - 8:00PM

Boynton Beach City Library
208 S. Seacrest Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
561.742.6390
FREE

Special Program:
Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787.

Join Matthew Sabatella for this special celebration of Constitution Day through traditional American folk songs.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Parkland, FL
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Parkland Library
6620 University Drive
Parkland, FL 33067
954.757.4200
FREE

Special Program:
Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787.

Join Matthew Sabatella for this special celebration of Constitution Day through traditional American folk songs.

Monday, July 12, 2010
Pembroke Pines, FL
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Broward County Library
(South Regional Branch)

7300 Pines Boulevard
954.201.8825
FREE

Special Program:
Songs of Rivers, Lakes, Canals, and Seas

Set sail with traditional American folksong singer Matthew Sabatella as he turns his musical attention to the waters. Explore the music, history, and folklore of America's experience on the water: voyages across oceans, settlement and travel on rivers and canals, fishing in lakes, and more.

Sunday, July 4, 2010
Coconut Grove, FL
12:00PM - 3:00PM

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Picnic

The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
305.442.6866
$5.00 - 12 years and older
$2.00 - ages 6-12
under 6 - free

Enjoy a traditional Fourth of July picnic on the grounds of this 19th century pioneer homesite. Hosted by The Barnacle Society, this family-oriented event features lawn games, knot tying lessons, house tours, live music by Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band, and more! Hot dogs, popcorn, soda and water will be available for purchase, or bring your own picnic. Coolers, blankets and chairs welcome. Please, no pets or alcohol.

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Delray Beach, FL
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Delray Beach Public Library
From Sea to Shining Sea
100 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561.266.0194
FREE

Join Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band as they celebrate America From Sea to Shining Sea in this special performance for the whole family.

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Alvin Sherman Library
Nova Southeastern University
3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
954.262.4637
FREE

Special Program:
Songs of Rivers, Lakes, Canals, and Seas

Set sail with traditional American folksong singer Matthew Sabatella as he turns his musical attention to the waters. Explore the music, history, and folklore of America's experience on the water: voyages across oceans, settlement and travel on rivers and canals, fishing in lakes, and more.

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Broward County Library
(Main Branch)

100 S. Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
954.357.7444
FREE

Special Program:
Songs of Rivers, Lakes, Canals, and Seas

Set sail with traditional American folksong singer Matthew Sabatella as he turns his musical attention to the waters. Explore the music, history, and folklore of America's experience on the water: voyages across oceans, settlement and travel on rivers and canals, fishing in lakes, and more.

Friday, June 11, 2010
North Miami, FL
8:00PM - 11:00PM

Luna Star Cafe
775 NE 125th Street
305.799.7123
$10.00

The Rambling String Band return to their favorite place to play in South Florida. It's been a looooong time away.

Friday-Sunday, May 28-30, 2010 White Springs , FL

Florida Folk Festival
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive
White Springs, FL 32096
1-877-6FL-FOLK

The Florida Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. From Irish fiddle tunes and kumquat pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state’s cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. Throughout the Memorial Day weekend more than 300 performances give voice and meaning to Florida’s heritage.

Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band take the stage several times throughout the weekend. See festival schedule for times and locations.

Saturday, May 8, 2010
Miami, FL
11:30AM - 1:30PM

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Family Fest
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
305.949.6722
FREE

On the First Saturday of every month, the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza becomes Miami's most exciting interactive arts playground!

Hands-on, free, fun learning activities for children include crafts, face-painting, storytelling, movement and theater classes, as well as outdoor performances. Make a puppet, learn a song, or try out a few new dance moves, it's the best way to spend the day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Boca Raton, FL
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Willow Theatre
at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33486
561.347.3948

Come out and experience Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band's daytime concert in this very special theatre.

Sunday, April 11, 2010
Orlando, FL
2:30PM - 4:30PM

Langford Park Concert Series
Mayor Carl T. Langford Park
1808 E. Central Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32803-5904
321.749.9929
FREE

Come out and enjoy this free concert sponsored by the City of Orlando and Central Florida Folk, Inc. Bring your instrument(s) for the back porch jam session from 1:00 - 2:30PM.

Two Weekends in March!

Saturday-Sunday, March 6-7, 2010
Saturday-Sunday, March 13-14 , 2010

Miami, FL
9:00AM - 6:00PM

Day Out with Thomas

Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 S.W. 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33177-1402
305.253.0063
$18.00

Matthew sings classic songs of the railroad all the livelong day when Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into the station at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. Ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt, visit the Imagination Station, and enjoy live music and entertainment.

Day Out With Thomas is a family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine at heritage railroads nationwide. Parents, grandparents and siblings join their aspiring engineers in the fun. The Day Out With Thomas experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new generation to the timeless excitement of railroading.

Saturday, January 16, 2010
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Alvin Sherman Library
Nova Southeastern University
3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
954.262.4637
FREE

Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band play traditional folk songs that celebrate Mark Twain's great American novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It's part of the National Endowment for the Arts' The Big Read initiative, which is designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.

Definitely a show for all ages, though not a children's show per se, it will musically explore life on the Mississippi River and childhood in the time of Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Mark Twain.

The National Endowment for the Arts presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The Big Read brings together partners across the country, including Broward County Library, to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.

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