Jug Band Giants

Historic Newton is pleased to present the Jug Band Giants with iconic musicians Geoff Muldaur, John Sebastian, and Jim Kweskin at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Newton North High School. 

Joining together for the first time in decades, these legendary musicians bring to life jug band music as well as more traditional folk music. All three have performed American music widely and to great acclaim. Their reunion promises to be a treat for music fans of all ages! We hope to see you November 18th.

Sponsor Tickets and Individual Tickets are on sale below.

Click here to purchase Individual Tickets to the concert, $85 or $55. These tickets are for concert admission only.

Sponsor Tickets include top quality seats and a festive reception after the concert with Geoff Muldaur, John Sebastian, and Jim Kweskin. Sponsorship levels and purchase information are listed below.

The Washtub Bass - $750
2 tickets with premium seating at the concert
admission for two to the artists reception
special recognition in the program book
The Stovepipe - $500 
2 tickets with premium seating at the concert
admission for two to the artists reception
recognition in the program book
The Kazoo - $350 
2 tickets with preferred seating at the concert 
admission for two to the artists reception
recognition in the program book
The Cowbell - $175 
Individual ticket with preferred seating at the concert 
single admission to the artists reception
recognition in the program book

Sponsorship Levels
Name of guests attending

More about the musicians and jug band music

An influential vocalist in blues, folk, and folk-revival music, Geoff Muldaur co-founded the legendary Kweskin Jug Band and has recorded with icons that include Jerry Garcia, Bonnie Raitt, and John Cale. 
Founder of Lovin’ Spoonful, John Sebastian was a member of the Even Dozen Jug Band, played at Woodstock and recorded with The Doors, Gordon Lightfoot, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and many more
Jim Kweskin, a guitar and harmonica virtuoso, founded the legendary Jim Kweskin Jug Band in Cambridge, MA

Originally developed in African American communities in the South in the late 19th century, jug bands brought people together to make music with whatever household goods they could find – jugs, washboards, and spoons. With growing popularity, the genre reached its widest audiences from the 1890s through the 1920s and was again revived in the 1960s when artists such as Muldaur, Sebastian, and Kweskin rediscovered and revitalized it.