Kent County Arts and Entertianment Events- June 2016


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  • Marcy Dunn Ramsey | Playing on the Edge

  • Wednesday,
  • This event runs May 13 to June 17
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/index.php?cat=exhibitions
  • Marcy Dunn Ramsey | Playing on the Edge
    May 13 - June 17, 2016
    Also featuring work by Michael Kahn and Bart Walter

  • Working Artist Forum Annual Judged Art Show at Heron Point

  • Wednesday,   |  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs June 1 to June 30
  • Location: 491 Cormorant Court
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • The Working Artist Forum will have their annual judged show at Heron Point of Chestertown, MD 501 Campus Ave. Chestertown. This show is comprised of the top artist of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Show includes the most recent work. Reception will be announced at a later date.

  • Marc Rubin

  • Friday,   |  Opening Reception 5-8pm
  • This event runs June 3 to June 28
  • Location: 239 High St.
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Marc Rubin is an Artist from Elmira, NY Is a classical representational artist. His rich use of color and finely developed eye for compositions sets him apart from his contemporaries.

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

  • Friday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • This event runs June 3 to June 4
  • Location: Wilmer Park
  • Contact: Shore Shakespeare Company
  • Phone: 410-690-3165
  • Email: info@shoreshakespeare.com
  • URL:  www.shoreshakespeare.com
  • Shore Shakespeare Company returns to Wilmer Park with it's fourth annual touring production, William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth. This most infamous of plays explores the darker side of the human soul as the title characters confront prophecy, ambition, temptation, and murder. Complete information available at www.shoreshakespeare.com

  • RiverArts Juried Fine Arts Exhibition Opening Reception

  • Friday,   |  11am - 8pm
  • Location: 315 High St., Suite 106
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • All media welcome for this juried exhibition of fine arts.

  • 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.

  • National Music Festival - At Washington College

  • Sunday,   |  National Music Festival - At Washington College
  • This event runs June 5 to June 18
  • Location: multiple times & venues in Chestertown, Rock Hall, & other Kent & Queen Ann County locat
  • Contact: Caitlin Patton
  • Phone: 410-778-2064
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:  www.nationalmusic.us/
  • The National Music Festival at Washington College brings together inspiring mentors and the next generation of gifted musicians. All apprentices receive full scholarships. For two weeks each June, these musicians live & work together, presenting over 35 concerts —from solo recitals to large symphony orchestra performances with chorus. Composers range from Brahms to Britten, Cab Calloway & Duke Ellington to Louis Gottschalk & Phanos Dymiotis. Concert tickets $10-$20. Rehearsals–over 200 of them-are always free & open to all. Season passes $200 til 12/31/15 then $225. www.nationalmusic.org.

  • Robert Day for President: An Evening with Author Robert Day & Publisher Jim Dissette

  • Wednesday,   |  6 - 7pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Enjoy lively selections from author Robert Day's latest book, Robert Day for President: An Embellished Campaign Autobiography, and learn about the creative and logistical processes of turning a manuscript into a book. The talk will be followed by a book signing. Limited copies of Robert Day for President will be available for sale. The book can also be purchased in advance at the Bookplate.
    Light refreshments.

  • Jarekus Singleton – part of the Blues Series

  • Friday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevents/category/annual/blues/
  • The Blues Series continues in 2016!
    2016 CHESTERTOWN BLUES SERIES CONCERT SCHEDULE:
    April 8 – John Nemeth Band 2015 Blues Music Award Winner, Blues, R&B & Soul singer and harmonica player
    May 13 – Albert Cummings & Band masterful, soulful blues rock guitarist
    June 10 – Jarekus Singleton a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues.
    Plus three more concerts to be announced!
    ABOUT THE CHESTERTOWN BLUES SERIES:
    National and regional caliber Blues artists brought to you by the Garfield Center for the Arts!

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

  • Saturday,
  • 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.

  • Chester River chorale sings Beethoven

  • Saturday,   |  TBD
  • This event runs June 11 to June 12
  • Location: TBD
  • Contact: National Music Festival at Washington College
  • URL:  chesterriverchorale.org
  • Singers from the Chester River Chorale and Philadelphia's Singing City once again join with the National Music Festival Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Richard Rosenberg to present the grand finale performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony and its magnificent "Ode to Joy."

  • BLOOMSDAY

  • Thursday,   |  10:30am - until
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact: Kelly Castro
  • Phone: 410-778-0090
  • Email: kcastro2@washcoll.edu
  • A celebration of James Joyce's novel "Ulysses", Bloomsday features interactive and educational talks, dramatization, musical performances, film, readings, food & drink, a cruise, and the ever-special dramatization of the book's final episode, "Penelope" staged in a bed on High Street! This year's event builds on last year's launch with more of everything! All events take place in Downtown Chestertown and unless otherwise noted are FREE.

  • Chestertown Bloomsday II - James Joyce's Dublin: A Literary Biography

  • Thursday,   |  1 - 6pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Take part in Chestertown Bloomsday II with a screening of the fascinating documentary, James Joyce's Dublin: A Literary Biography, which explores James Joyce's native city to discover the influences and settings for his life and work. This 50-minute film will be shown on the hour from 1-4 pm.

  • 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.

  • KCPL North County Branch's 10th Anniversary Celebration

  • Saturday,   |  12pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • It's a celebration! In 2006, after years of having a "twig" in Galena, Kent County Public Library opened a full service North County branch. Join us for cake and celebration of its first ten years of service to the community! All ages welcome.

  • Art in Bloom

  • Sunday,
  • This event runs June 19 to June 20
  • Location: 315 High Street, Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • For the fourth year, Chestertown RiverArts and Community Mediation Upper Shore have joined together to produce “Art in Bloom,” a celebration of the art of floral design. Proceeds from Art in Bloom go to support Community Mediation Upper Shore, whose mission is to provide accessible conflict resolution services through mediation, education and training for the folks of Kent, Queen Anne’s and Cecil Counties, and Chestertown RiverArts, a community arts center with a spectacular gallery and an extensive program of exhibitions, education and community outreach activities.


  • 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

  • Marc Castelli | Summer 2016

  • Saturday,
  • This event runs June 25 to July 11
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/index.php?cat=exhibitions
  • Chesapeake Bay Log Canoes - Workboats - Watermen
    Also featuring Log Canoe Sculpture by John North.

  • The Nature of Money: A Brief History & Coin Appraisal Session

  • Wednesday,   |  6 - 7pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Learn about the role of money and what forms it has taken throughout history from ancient times to early America! Local coin appraiser and numismatic broker G. "Doc" Smith will present a brief talk on how money has changed through history followed by an open coin appraisal session. Attendees are invited and encouraged to bring a few coins for identification and appraisal of value. Free and open to all.