Kent County Arts and Entertainment - June 2014

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.

For other events throughout the county, please click here.
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  • Garden Puppet Theatre Mini-Museum Exhibit
  • Sunday, June 1   |  Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-2pm
  • This event runs Ongoing monthly
  • Location: Kent County Visitor Center, 122 N. Cross St. Chestertown
  • Contact: Patsy Hornaday
  • Phone: 410-778-5841
  • Email: tph203@verizon.net
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  • Ongoing exhibit throughout the year. Promoting the arts of puppetry and gardening in Kent County, and the Martha Washington garden at the Visitor Center located in Chestertown, at Cross & Maple Streets.

  • National Music Festival at Washington College
  • Sunday, June 1   |  Various
  • This event runs June 1-14, 2014
  • Location: Various
  • Contact: Caitlin Patton
  • Phone: 410-778-2064
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL: www.nationalmusic.us
  • The Festival's fourth season, in Chestertown, Maryland, brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. The two groups rehearse and perform together at Washington College and throughout Kent County in orchestral, chamber, solo recital, vocal, choral and chamber opera repertoire. All rehearsals are free and open to the public, and children are welcome.

  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, June 2   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • The Live Playwrights' Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm and is open to all ages. (Free!) New plays are read and critiqued each month!

  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, June 6   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
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  • URL: www.kentcounty.com/artsentertainment
  • Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.

  • South Pacific: Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • Friday, June 6   |  Fri. & Sat 8pm, Sun. 2pm
  • This event runs June 6-22 weekends
  • Location: Church Hill Theatre, 103 Walnut St, Church Hill
  • Contact: Church Hill Theatre Office
  • Phone: 410-758-1331
  • Email: office@churchhilltheatre.org
  • URL: churchhilltheatre.org
  • Premiering in 1949, this classic American musical has delighted audiences for 65 years. Based on a James Michener book about WWII in the Pacific, the plot follows two couples: an American nurse and her older French lover and a lieutenant who falls for a young island maiden. With stirring music and courage on many levels, this musical returns to CHT during our own anniversary season.
    $20 adults, $17 members, $10 students.

  • The Musical Muse
  • Friday, June 6   |  5-8pm
  • This event runs June 6- 28th
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: William Brockschmidt
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • The opening reception is 5 to 8:00 on June 6.

  • Music in the Park
  • Saturday, June 7   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown, MD
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  • Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: June 21, July 5, 19, August 2, 16, 30

  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, June 7   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.

  • Art in Bloom
  • Sunday, June 8   |  5-8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street Suite 106, Chestertown
  • Contact: Lani Seikaly
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: ChestertownRiverArts.org
  • A show of beautiful art and floral designs that represent the art.

  • National Music Festival Grand Finale
  • Saturday, June 14   |  7:30pm
  • Location: tba
  • Contact: Bentley Orrick
  • Phone: 410-928-5566
  • Email: benorr@verizon.net
  • URL: chesterriverchorale.org
  • The Chester River Chorale reunites with Singing City, the Frederick Chorale, and the National Music Festival Orchestra in a monumental rendition of Guiseppe Verdi's Requiem led by Maestro Richard Rosenberg as the NMF completes its third year in Chestertown.

  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, June 14   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.

  • Short Attention Span Theatre
  • Friday, June 20   |  8pm
  • This event runs June 20-23rd and following weekend
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High Street, Chester
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The 10th annual Play Fest showcases a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights! Play fest runs last two weekends in June with Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm and Sunday performances at 3pm. Tickets $15, Students $5 with valid ID.

  • Grand Opening Charles Sumner Post#25, G.A.R.
  • Saturday, June 21   |  10am–6pm
  • Location: 206 S. Queen St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Leslie Prince Raimond
  • Phone: 410-778-1149
  • Email: kentcountyartscouncil@verizon.net
  • URL: CharlesSumnerPost.org
  • Built by Black soldiers returning from the Civil War, this building was used as the meeting place for the Union Veterans organization, Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) It has been restored and become a community center/museum/performance venue. This Juneteenth celebration features reenactors of B Company, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Festival 10 am to 6 pm- Ribbon Cutting 4:00 pm Civil War Encampment History Reenactments Music Games for children Tours of the building- Fish Fry and Crab Cakes

  • Music in the Park
  • Saturday, June 21   |  7-8:30pm
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown, MD
  • Contact:
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  • Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park.

    Future 2014 dates: July 5, 19, August 2, 16, 30

  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, June 21   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.

  • Literary House Series: Summer Poetry Salons
  • Tuesday, June 24   |  4:30pm
  • Location: The Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse
  • Join us for an afternoon of poetry, local music, tasty food and drink, and good conversation about the literary life. This Salon will feature poet Tarfia Faizullah and the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. Musical guests will be announced.

  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, June 25   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Come out and join us for food, drink and some great local music - The last Wednesday of the month! Open Mic Night is hosted by Ford Schumann, is open to all ages and performance styles. To sign up for a time slot, or to request information, email Ford at fordo1@aol.com.

  • Short Attention Span Theatre
  • Friday, June 27   |  8pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The 10th annual Play Fest showcases a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights! Play fest runs last two weekends in June with Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm and Sunday performances at 3pm. Tickets $15, Students $5 with valid ID.

  • Short Attention Span Theatre
  • Saturday, June 28   |  8pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The 10th annual Play Fest showcases a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights! Play fest runs last two weekends in June with Friday and Saturday performances at 8pm and Sunday performances at 3pm. Tickets $15, Students $5 with valid ID.

  • KidSPOT Creativity Center
  • Saturday, June 28   |  10am–2pm
  • Location: 315 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Tambra Trevarrow
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org/kidspot/
  • A dedicated children’s creativity center that will be open for free every Saturday for children of all ages to play, create and explore with painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, building and other forms of creative exploration.