The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is hosting a Civil War concert featuring American troubadour Bill Schustik on Thursday, August 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Federated Church, 45 South Summer street, Edgartown. The concert is being held in conjunction with the museum’s ongoing exhibit We Are Marching Along: Martha’s Vineyard and the Civil War.
Mr. Schustik will present a program entitled Lincoln and the Songs He Loved, which weaves together a repertoire of recollection, folklore and songs. For 25 years Mr. Shustick has combined his passion for history and music, travelling across the country performing songs from past eras. In addition to music, he has also written a show about the Civil War entitled Shiloh, authored two ballets, performed for three American Presidents, and on Broadway multiple times.
The cost for the show is $10 for museum members, $15 for nonmembers.
Mr. Schustik is also performing shorter excerpts from the show throughout the week at various locations around the Island free of charge. These include: August 9, Up Island Council at 1 p.m.; August 10, Morning Glory Farm at 11:30 a.m.; August 11, Tisbury Senior Center at 10 a.m.; August 12, Edgartown Lighthouse at 1 p.m. and the Vineyard Haven Library at 5 p.m.