Music and Veterans: The Vietnam Era & Disco is the title of a panel discussion that will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at the Library of Congress.
Karen Lloyd, the Director of the LOC’s Veterans History Project at the American Folklife Center, will be hand, as will the panelists: Hugo Keesing, the creator of the “Next Stop Vietnam” Music Anthology, and Doug Bradley and Craig Werner, the co-authors of We Gotta Get Out of this Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War. Nicholas A. Brown of the Library’s Music Division will moderate the discussion, which will look at the role of music in supporting the troops and veterans from the Vietnam War through the present.
The event will be held at the Whittall Pavilion on the ground floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building at 10 First Street SE in Washington. A book signing will follow the panel discussion. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. To register, go to the LOC’s Bibliodiscotheque site.