Kent County Arts and Entertainment - June 2013

Kent County has been recognized by the Maryland State Arts Council as one of the significant arts communities in the state. With this in mind, we have designed the Arts & Entertainment site to provide you with information on what the county has to offer in relation to its arts, entertainment, and cultural heritage. Hopefully, this will help you plan a fun-filled stay, enabling you to take full advantage of places to go and people to see. For more information, call the Kent County Tourism Development Office at 410-778-0416 or email tourism@kentcounty.com.

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  • 3rd National Music Festival
  • Saturday, June 1   |  9am-10pm daily
  • This event runs June 1 - 15th
  • Location: various
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-778-2064
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL: www.nationalmusic.us
  • World-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians perform
    in orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral repertoire. Presenting
    over 30 concerts and over 200 free rehearsals for music
    lovers at various locations. During the Festival, check our website daily for rehearsal schedules and locations.

  • Mulebone
  • Saturday, June 1   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Hugh Pool's excellent blues/roots guitar, vocals, harmonica and stomp-board combine with John Ragusa's virtuosity on conch shell, Jews harp, cornet, flutes, tin whistle and back-up vocals for an intense mix of slide guitar boogies, 1 chord trance riffs a la Howlin Wolf, uptempo rags, country blues: a mix of tunes written by Pool and covers from the likes of the Rev. Gary Davis, Fred McDowell and Merle Travis. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.

  • Live Playwrights’ Society
  • Monday, June 3   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre - 210 High Street, Chest
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Playwriters, readers, observers & critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. They meet the
    first Monday of every month. Open to all ages. Free! New plays read and critiqued!

  • Oklahoma, a musical
  • Friday, June 7   |  Fridays, Saturdays, 8 pm, Sundays, 2 pm
  • This event runs June 7 to June 23, 2013
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre
  • Contact: Church Hill Theatre
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • Oklahoma, a musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

  • Finding Excitement Through Light – Artist: Michael Bignell
  • Friday, June 7   |  5pm–8pm
  • Location: Owl Pen Fine Art Gallery
  • Contact: Laura Drons
  • Phone: 443-480-4055
  • Email: ljdrons@gmail.com
  • URL:
  • Bignell is known for his breathtaking realism. His huge paintings tempt you to join the scene. This event runs from June 7 – June 30.

  • Neville Dickie with the Midiri Brothers
  • Friday, June 7   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • From the UK, Neville Dickie is one of the world's great Stride and Boogie Woogie piano players. He is respected both here and abroad for his Fats Waller style of playing: a rumbling left hand providing counter-melodies to the sparkling improvisations on the right. He will be joined for this swinging evening by the Midiri Brothers: Paul Midiri on vibes & drums and Joe Midiri on clarinet and sax. Admission is $15. Call for reservations.

  • Chester River Chorale at National Music Festival
  • Saturday, June 15   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Johnson Fitness Center, Washington College
  • Contact: Bentley Orrick
  • Phone: 410-928-5566
  • Email: benorr@verizon.net
  • URL: chesterriverchorale.org
  • The Chester River Chorale and Philadelphia's Singing City Choir will provide the choral voices for the triumphant conclusion of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, the Resurrection Symphony, as the National Music Festival concludes its third season with a stirring full orchestral and choral presentation under the direction of guest conductor Gilbert Kaplan.

  • Short Attention Span Theatre
  • Friday, June 21   |  8pm, 21-22, 3pm, 23rd June
  • This event runs June21st-23rd
  • Location: The Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:
  • Tickets $15 / Students $5 with valid ID Short Attention Span Theatre returns to the Garfield Center for a 9th year! Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The Play Fest will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights! All ticket holders are invited to return after Sunday's (6/30) performance for a 'talk-back' with playwrights, directors & actors.

  • Sassafest River Jam
  • Sunday, June 23   |  12 Noon-5pm
  • Location: Georgetown Yacht Basin
  • Contact: Sophie Foscue
  • Phone: 410-275-1400
  • Email: sfoscue@sassafrasriver.org
  • URL: www.sassafrasriver.org
  • Join Sassafras River Association at Georgetown Yacht Basin from noon – 5pm for our annual music event and fundraiser. Activities include the annual wade-in, dinghy poker run, and kayak race. Kitty Knight House will sell local food and drink and a variety of environmental exhibitors and local vendors will be present.

  • Summer Poetry Salon
  • Tuesday, June 25   |  4:30-6pm
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College, Chestertown MD
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/live/events/1680-the-second-summe
  • Join us for an afternoon with emerging poet Steve Kistulentz and Cave Canem Fellow Yona Harvey as well as a performance by local musicians, Sleeper Cell. Good conversation, literature, music, and wine!

  • Music Fest
  • Friday, June 28   |  7pm.-Music Starts. (Refreshments served at 6:30-7pm.)
  • Location: Rock Hall Firehouse (on Rt. 20)
  • Contact: Maria Coakley
  • Phone: 410-708-3925
  • Email: mcoakley1@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • Everyone is welcome to come & enjoy an evening of local musical talent. Don't miss out -- you will be WOWED! There is no admission fee, but rather you are free to give a donation (or not) to benefit a children's mission in Pucallpa, Peru.

  • Red June
  • Saturday, June 29   |  8pm
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • A bright young Americana/roots trio from Asheville, NC. Will Straughan, John Cloyd Miller and Natalya Weinstein use powerful three-part harmonies, tasteful, expert musicianship on fiddle, guitar, steel guitar and mandolin, and honest songwriting to create a seamless blend of bluegrass, old-time, gospel, traditional country and American roots music.
    Admission is $15. Call for reservations.