Kent County Arts and Entertianment Events- July 2016


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  • Chestertown's "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series

  • Friday,
  • This event runs June 11 to August 27
  • Location: Fountain Park, corner of High & Cross Streets
  • Contact: Jane Jewell
  • Email: ChestertownMusicPark@yahoo.com
  • URL:  www.kentcounty.com/events
  • Free outdoor concerts! Every other Saturday evening beginning June 11, 2016, from 7-8:30 pm Chestertown’s “Music in the Park” concert series presents the best in local and regional music – including big band, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock, and more! Bring a chair and join us. Rain location Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from park. Sponsored by Town of Chestertown, Kent County Arts Council, and community contributors like you. Please send donations marked for “Music in the Park” to Town of Chestertown, 118N Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620.

  • Short Attention Span Theatre

  • Friday,   |  Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
  • This event runs June 24 to July 10
  • Location: 210 High Street Chestertown, Maryland 21620
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/short-attention-span-theatre/2016-06-24/
  • Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for JUST.LONG.ENOUGH. The Play Festival will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors.


  • River Arts Photo Group show at Heron Point

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs July 1 to August 31
  • Location: 491 Cormorant Court
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • The River Arts Photo Group of Chestertown, will show their most recent photographs at Heron Point of Chestertown, 501 E. Campus Ave. Chestertown, MD. 21620

  • Sally Clark

  • Friday,   |  Opening reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs July 1 to July 29
  • Location: 239 High St.
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Sally works in many media, watercor primarily and mised Media. Her mixed media are ofter three dimensional using broken crockery, etc. She also does very creative painted furniture.

  • Humans of Kent County

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs July 1 to July 30
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • Photographs and interviews with people in Kent County, Maryland.

  • RiverArts "Rural Life" Exhibition

  • Friday,   |  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This event runs July 1 to July 30
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  chestertownriverarts.org
  • All media welcome for this exhibition on rural life.

  • "Drive-In" Matinee: The Peanuts Movie

  • Friday,   |  2pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • It’s a family movie with a twist! First, create your own cardboard car. Then, stay for a special movie experience. Registration required. Ages 9 and under.


  • Anat Cohen with the Chuck Redd Quartet

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen wins hearts and minds with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. One of the hottest musicians on the NY jazz scene (and worldwide) she is much in demand. At The Mainstay she will be joined by Chuck Redd on vibes and drums, Robert Redd on piano, and Nicki Parrott on bass and vocals for a sparkling evening of world class jazz, bossa nova and songs from the Great American Songbook. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.

  • Chestertown's "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, corner of High & Cross Streets
  • Contact: Jane Jewell
  • Email: ChestertownMusicPark@yahoo.com
  • Free outdoor concerts! Every other Saturday evening beginning June 11, 2016, from 7-8:30 pm Chestertown’s “Music in the Park” concert series presents the best in local & regional music – including big band, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock, and more! Bring a chair and join us. Saturdays - June 11, 15, July 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27. Rain location Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from park. Sponsored by Town of Chestertown, Kent County Arts Council, and community contributors like you. Please send donations marked for “Music in the Park” to Town of Chestertown, 118 N Cross St, Chestertown, MD 21620

  • The Shanty Beach Bar Summer Concert Series - Michael Ray

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: Tolchester Marina (21085 Tolchester Beach Road, Chestertown)
  • Contact: Tolchester Marina
  • Phone: 410-778-1400
  • Email: office@tolchestermarina.com
  • URL:  https://www.showclix.com/event/michael-ray-tolchester
  • Michael Ray, whose song "Kiss You in the Morning" charted number 1 on Country Airplay, will be performing at the Shanty on Independence Day Weekend. This is the first of three concerts in the Shanty Beach Bar Summer Concert Series.



  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt, Melissa McGlynn and John Schratweiser

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Every Monday night throughout the summer pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Tonight, Joe’s special guests Melissa McGlynn and John Schratweiser sing tunes from Broadway and beyond. There is casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Call for reservations 410-639-9133

  • Sciencetellers in RH

  • Wednesday,   |  10:30am
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Things will fly, spin, move, and soar with a series of stories that will energize your summer! Throw on your labcoat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy and discover what makes us move and what powers the world! All ages welcome.

  • Sciencetellers

  • Wednesday,   |  3pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Things will fly, spin, move, and soar with a series of stories that will energize your summer! Throw on your labcoat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy and discover what makes us move and what powers the world! All ages welcome.

  • Birds of Chicago

  • Thursday,   |  7:30pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • With beautiful words and music that tap deep veins of emotion; stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture or a lost folk song recovered, the duo, Birds of Chicago, draws heavily on the gospel tradition. Their music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. Every word counts. Every note counts. Music is the good news and their poignant songs alternate moody rock swagger with the ghostliest of soundscapes and throb with urgency. Admission is $18. Call for reservations.

  • Family Forts After Hours

  • Friday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Bring a blanket or two, a flashlight, and enthusiasm for reading together!. We'll take over the library to build blanket forts, then we'll turn off the lights and settle in for some cozy reading. All ages welcome. Registration required.




  • Groovy Nate

  • Monday,   |  10am
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • This unique blend of music, puppet skits, interactive movement, and comedy comes together as a groovy experience for the whole family! Ages 8 and under. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Groovy Nate in RH

  • Monday,   |  2pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • This unique blend of music, puppet skits, interactive movement, and comedy comes together as a groovy experience for the whole family! Ages 8 and under. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Descendants' Day, A History of the Center of Kent County, MD and Its Inhabitants

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Join researcher and author Carolyn E. Cooper for an introduction to her newly published book, Descendants' Day. Representing decades of research, this book provides an extensive history of the center of Kent County, including the area known as the Worton Hundred. In addition to genealogies of the people, this book delves into the farms, towns, churches, schools, and parks that filled that part of the county. A book signing will follow the talk. A limited number of books will be available for purchase. The book can be purchased in advance at the Historical Society of Kent County.

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • Wednesday,   |  3pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Let the metamorphosis begin! Find out the secrets of how caterpillars become butterflies as we celebrate this classic story with Beth Hill from the 4-H Extension. All ages welcome.

  • summer @ MASSONI ART

  • Wednesday,   |  Gallery hours: Thursday & Friday 11-4 // Saturday 10-5 /
  • This event runs July 13 to August 31
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/index.php?cat=exhibitions
  • Join us for our summer exhibition - an ever-changing array of new work by our gallery artists. Kenneth Schiano, Alessandra Manzotti, Zemma Mastin White,
    Janet Christensen, Blake Conroy, Eve Stockton,
    and many others.

  • Iron Chef Kids

  • Friday,   |  11am
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Allez cuisine! Future chefs, come to the library for a cooking challenge like no other. Create your dishes, let the judges decide, and taste, taste, taste. Please note we will provide all materials and cooking equipment. Children with food allergies should advise the library when they register for the event. Ages 8+. Registration required. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Chestertown's "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, corner of High & Cross Streets
  • Contact: Jane Jewell
  • Email: ChestertownMusicPark@yahoo.com
  • URL:  www.kentcounty.com/events
  • Free outdoor concerts! Every other Saturday evening beginning June 11, 2016, from 7-8:30 pm Chestertown’s “Music in the Park” concert series presents the best in local & regional music – including big band, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock, and more! Bring a chair and join us. Saturdays - June 11, 15, July 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27. Rain location Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from park. Sponsored by Town of Chestertown, Kent County Arts Council, and community contributors like you. Please send donations marked for “Music in the Park” to Town of Chestertown, 118 N Cross St, Chestertown, MD 21620

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks.

  • Low Lily

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The string and vocal quartet Low Lily explores the traditional roots and modern branches of American folk music. Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen, Lissa Schneckenburger and Corey DiMario are masterful singers and players (fiddle, guitars, mandolin, double bass) with a deep knowledge of bluegrass, Irish, Scottish, New England, and Appalachian sounds, stellar compositions and inventive arrangements for a music that is rooted yet contemporary. Call for reservations. Admission is $15.

  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt with Roo Brown, vocals

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Every Monday night throughout the summer pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Tonight, Joe’s special guest is Roo Brown. Roo retired from a singing and acting career on and off-Broadway in 1995. Now living in Lewes, DE and active in the choral and arts communities, Roo revisits her night club act, sharing stories, songs and fun! There is casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Call for reservations


  • Preschool Obstacle Course

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • It's time for a toddlin' relay. Hop, skip, jump, and crawl your way through our library obstacle course. Ages 6 and under.

  • Hooked on Fishing

  • Thursday,   |  9:30am
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • To the river! In partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, we will be offering a special fishing workshop on the Chester River. All equipment and bait will be provided. Children must be at least 8 years of age, must have a parent or guardian present and must sign a waiver to participate in this event.
    Parent and child must register in person at the library.


  • Friday Film: Zootopia

  • Friday,   |  2pm
  • Location: 408 High Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live & thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the 1st rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself,Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job harder. All ages welcome. Free popcorn!

  • The Steve Abshire Trio with Fred Hughes and Amy Shook

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • One of the region’s favorite jazz guitarists, Steve Abshire returns to The Mainstay with Fred Hughes, a world class pianist noted for his work with the Army’s Jazz Ambassadors and Amy Shook, who has played bass for Felicia Carter and Maurice Hines and is known for her huge sound and infectious, driving groove. This will be an evening of sparkling jazz standards. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.


  • Mini Golf

  • Saturday,   |  5pm
  • Location: 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Come visit our picture book golf course this summer! For one night only, the library will become a miniature golf course featuring a variety of courses for kids to try out. All ages welcome. Registration Required. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Marielle Allschwang

  • Saturday,   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • A second-generation American, Marielle Allschwang’s music tells personal stories and also the life experiences of her parents and grandparents, exploring feelings of sadness, strength, exile and identity. Her songs are rooted in American folk traditions but warp these established forms, coupling them with experimental late 20th Century avant-garde and noise rock. She is joined by Adam Krause on guitar, bass, and saw, and Ken Palme on electric guitar. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.

  • Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt with Donato Sovier, guitar

  • Monday,   |  7 - 8:30 pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Every Monday night throughout the summer pianist Joe Holt hosts an evening of diverse music. Tonight, Joe’s special guest is Donato Soviero, a noted jazz guitarist, composer and teacher based in the Washington D.C. area. There is casual seating, tables so you can bring your own snack or dinner and a cash bar. Admission is $10. Call for reservations.

  • Little Chefs

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Do you have an aspiring little chef in your home? Join us for an evening of perfectly preschool treats to prepare together. We will provide all materials and cooking equipment. Children with food allergies should advise the library when they register for the event. Ages 7 and under. Registration required. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Penguin Ice Skating

  • Friday,   |  3pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library - North County Branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • We’re going on an egg hunt! A penguin egg hunt that is. Join us at the North County Branch library for a slippery scavenger hunt like no other. All ages welcome. The 2016 Summer Reading Program is made possible in part by a grant from the PNC Foundation.

  • Chestertown's "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, corner of High & Cross Streets
  • Contact: Jane Jewell
  • Email: ChestertownMusicPark@yahoo.com
  • URL:  www.kentcounty.com/events
  • Free outdoor concerts! Every other Saturday evening beginning June 11, 2016, from 7-8:30 pm Chestertown’s “Music in the Park” concert series presents the best in local & regional music – including big band, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock, and more! Bring a chair and join us. Saturdays - June 11, 15, July 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27. Rain location Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from park. Sponsored by Town of Chestertown, Kent County Arts Council, and community contributors like you. Please send donations marked for “Music in the Park” to Town of Chestertown, 118 N Cross St, Chestertown, MD 21620

  • The Fairlee Diverse Band

  • Saturday,   |  7pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • A Free Outdoor Concert on the Mainstay Back Deck. Discover what happens when you bring together a South African djembe drummer and a New Zealand singer songwriter along with a couple of Brits. Is it World Music? Global Pop? The band members are at Camp Fairlee for the summer and they say a drum kit, electric guitar and keyboards will also be involved. Indoors if it rains. Free!