The Bull Run Cloggers will perform a free show Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater at Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Road, Manassas. Parking is free by the amphitheater. For weather-related cancellations, call 703-530-8298.
“The Patriotic Rhythm of America” will salute the United States through a performance highlighting patriotic tunes as well as routines that demonstrate the heritage of traditional Appalachian clogging.
The Manassas-based group puts on more than 20 shows each year at craft shows, festivals, fairs, civic functions, celebrations and more. Although clogging was traditionally done to bluegrass music, the Bull Run Cloggers dance to modern country, Celtic, top 40, swing and bluegrass. The group performs a variety of styles in their routines, including traditional Appalachian clogging, modern clogging, Irish and Canadian step-dancing, and swing.
The performance is part of the Second Annual Summer Evenings under the Stars series, funded by a grant from the NVCC Educational Foundation and sponsored by NOVEC. Upcoming shows feature the Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra String Quartet on July 14 and Prince William Community Band on July 28.
Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.