Daniel lyster mensh

Guitarist Daniel Lyster-Mensh of Warrenton regularly busks on the streets of Washington D.C. Local musicians will have a chance on Aug. 24 to try it closer to home.

Charity Furness, director of Experience Old Town Warrenton has announced a new reason to visit Main Street – live music.

She explained that from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 24, local musicians are invited to play acoustic (non-amplified) music along Main Street during Warrenton’s first foray into street busking.

The local musicians who perform as Breckley and Shepherd will stage a reunion that day on Main Street, nine years after issuing their CD, “Still Not Over You.”

Students and instructors from local music schools, such as Drum n Strum and Allegro Community School of the Arts have been invited to perform as well. Anyone interested in playing in town on Aug. 24 is welcome, said Furness.

She added, “We are encouraging local artists to check in with Chuck Shepherd at Drum n Strum for info on the new entertainment plan and for assistance with logistics. We do ask that you talk to any business where you plan to play to ensure that you are not blocking their access to the street or access to the store for prospective customers.”

Those interested may contact Chuck Shepherd at chuck@drumnstrum.com for more information.

Furness said she is hopeful that busking will become an ongoing tradition for Warrenton.

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