As part of the 19th Annual HOT! Festival, Dixon Place presents Washboard Jungle, Thursday, July 1 at 8pm with a pre-concert reception at 7pm. Credited as the first post-digital jug band, "The Jungle" as they're known to fans, is known to have kickstarted a renewed interest in bands consisting of folk instruments as well as household utensils. Band members include Henry Hample, Stuart Vance, McPaul Smith and Bob Goldberg. This special reunion of the band will feature a set by Lee Feldman of his short opera Starboy. 2010 marks the 19th Annual Dixon Place HOT! Festival, a pioneering festival of queer performance and culture - and the oldest, continually running festival of its kind in the world! The festival hub is the brand new Dixon Place theater complex at 161A Chrystie Street on the New York City's famed Lower East Side. The theater consists of 2 venues: a state-of-the-art 120-seat laboratory theater, and an intimate performance lounge. Beginning in June and running throughout the month of July and into the first week of August (June 26 - August 7), you'll find an eclectic array of free and ticketed shows and programs 7 nights a week!