Marc Douglas Berardo & Walt Wilkins - CANCELLED

The O Museum in The Mansion , 2020 O Street, N.W., Washington, DC

Due to circumstances related to COVID, this show has been cancelled. I will be rescheduled, so stay tuned.
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 7:30PM O Museum in The Mansion Cash Bar $25.00 to reserve: www.omuseum.org ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE ONLINE Presented by Susie's Songwriter Series

Getting There: The Mansion is about a five minute walk from Dupont Circle and Parking at a nearby garage can be reserved in advance. More info here ====> https://www.omansion.com/directions/

Websites: www.waltwilkins.com www.marcdouglas.com

ABOUT WALT WILKINS: Songwriter, singer, traveler, troubadour - the calling I answered, the life I chose, the way I make my way. ​

I chose to go full time on this road 25 years ago. Its been a spiritual quest, an amazing trip, at turns heartbreaking & transcendent. In that time I've made 9 solo records, 4 records with The Mighty Mystiqueros, 1 with my wife Tina, and there's a new live record with my friend Kevin Welch. I've had 100 or more songs recorded by other artists, traveled a fair part of the world, and had some very, very large times. I have these anchors: Wednesdays with my brothers The Mystiqueros at The Saxon Pub in Austin, the 1st Sunday of every month at Luckenbach, The Red River Songwriters Festival on the last weekend of January in the mountains of northern New Mexico, and Waltstock & Barrel, a Texas wine, beer & music festival near Fredericksburg on the 1st weekend of April. I move around a lot.​

I get to work with some inspiring artists on their records, most often with the coolest cat on the field, Ron Flynt, at his Jumping Dog Studio in Austin. I play all over Texas & as much as the US as we can get to, and even in Europe, where our 2nd home is The Netherlands. I know a wide, beautiful variety of mighty poets, pickers, philosophers, artists, and wild spirits. I am a most fortunate man. Mostly, I drive, play & sleep & dream. Its a rich experience, a wild ride, and the way I make my way. I hope to meet you if I haven't. If I have, I hope to see you again soon on this path. Cheers.

ABOUT MARC DOUGLAS BERARDO

Rhode Island based Marc Douglas Berardo is a hardworking, fast moving, adventure seeking, keen observer who lives for the story and the song. No Depression Magazine called his latest CD Whalebone: “a highly polished personal collection with songs that are on the delicate trapeze of poignancy.” He has been nationally recognized for his music and performances (Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Song contest, Telluride Troubadour Contest, Sisters Folk Festival, 2013 Rams Head Onstage Rammie for Show of the Year.)

Berardo’s first music show was in a biker bar in Allston, MA in 1987 and since that day he has never stopped performing made up songs. He has opened for the stage with heavyweights such as The Doobie Brothers, The Pousette Dart Band, Jimmy Lafave, Martin Sexton, 10,000 Maniacs, Red Molly, John Hiatt, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Buffalo Springfield, Kevin Welch, Lucy Kaplansky, David Olney, Kim Richey, Will Kimbrough and Livingston Taylor.

As a member of Chris Berardo and The DesBerardo Band with his brother Chris, Marc has been a part of shows with classic rock acts including Little Feat, The Marshall Tucker Band, Foreigner, Badfinger, Reckless Kelly, America, David Allen Coe, Levon Helm, Dickey Betts and Great Southern and others.

In May of 2014, Berardo won the 2014 Wildflower Art and Music Festival Song Contest in Texas. The following week he performed as a finalist in the legendary Kerrville New Folk Contest at the Kerrville Folk Festival. In early 2015, Berardo's interview and live performance feature on Sirius/ XM Satellite Radio's, The Village was voted one of the best of the year by listeners. Berardo was nominated as Best Americana Vocalist by readers of Motif Magazine in early 2017.

Marc’s current record project, “Temporary Things” is due to be released in the spring of 2020.

ABOUT O MUSEUM IN THE MANSION

The O Museum in the Mansion is a nonprofit organization that celebrates the works of people who have devoted themselves to bettering the lives of others. Their mission is to empower people to do what they love — dare to be different — and have fun. They inspire creativity, diversity, and imagination through the fusion of the arts, science, and sports.

Founded in 1980, the Museum is home to an Artist and Heroes-in-Residence program among whom were Mrs. Rosa Parks.

• Historic Site on The African American Heritage Trail • “The Coolest Place in DC” by booking.com • Top Seven Hotels in D.C. — Forbes Magazine • #1 for meetings & events in the world — event mb • Top 5 historic venues to explore in the world— smithsonian

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$25.00 ONLINE RESERVATIONS ONLY. NO DOOR SALES.