Kent County Arts and Entertainment - March 2015

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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  • Olde Kent Quilters Show
  • Sunday, March 1   |  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • This event runs March 31, 2015
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • URL:
  • A show of their newest creations by the quilters.

  • Pat Nielsen Poetry Prize
  • Wednesday, March 4   |  6:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Book Plate, 112 S. Cross Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Meredith Davies Hadaway
  • Phone:
  • Email: mhadaway2@washcoll.edu
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  • Free event to commemorate the contributions of Chester River Association's Pat Herold Nielsen through poetry, music, snacks and drinks. Poems judged by Washington College's award-winning poet James Allen Hall.

  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, March 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.

  • Peter and Will Anderson with Chuck Redd
  • Friday, March 6   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Twins Peter and Will Anderson are each virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone. Originally from DC, they started touring internationally at 15 and attended Julliard. Now in their 20s and living in NYC, they are saxophonists of choice for Jimmy Heath, Wycliffe Gordon, and the Village Vanguard Orchestra. They will be joined by Chuck Redd on vibes and guitarist Alex Wintz for a fresh, creative swinging take on traditional jazz. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.

  • Gidion's Knot
  • Friday, March 6   |  Fri and Sat 8 pm & Sun 3 pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact:
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email:
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/gidions-knot/2015-
  • Feb 20, 21, 27, 28, March 6 & 7 @ 8pm Feb 22, March 1 & 8 @ 3pm Written by Johnna Adams Directed by Timothy Maloney Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. *Adult content. May not be suitable for children under 13 years of age. Tickets $15 / $5

  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, March 7   |  9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • Revolutionary Theatre AUDITIONS
  • Wednesday, March 11   |  4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Tia Glomb
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  • Email: tiaglomb@yahoo.com
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  • Revolutionary Theatre is looking for actors and actresses to perform in plays to be staged on May 1st, First Friday and May 23rd, during Tea Party weekend. All are welcome

  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, March 14   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • Revolutionary Theatre AUDITIONS
  • Saturday, March 14   |  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Tia Glomb
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: tiaglomb@yahoo.com
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  • Revolutionary Theatre is looking for actors and actresses to perform in plays to be staged on May 1st, First Friday and May 23rd, during Tea Party weekend. All are welcome

  • CHS Steel, The Catonsville High School Steel Band
  • Saturday, March 14   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Chesapeake Room Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Co, 21500 Rock Hall Ave., Rock Hall, MD.
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • CHS Steel, the Catonsville High School Steel Band brings the sounds of reggae, calypso, rock and Broadway to the Chesapeake Room at the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company. FallFest favorites for many years, this is their first concert appearance in Rock Hall. Founded in 1991, the band is twenty-five musicians strong, features Caribbean-style steel drums and has a strong rhythm section. Note the 7:00 pm start time. Call the Mainstay for reservations. Admission is $10.

  • Free Band Concert by the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble
  • Sunday, March 15   |  4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Church, Cross & High Streets, Chestertown
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  • Phone: 410-778-2829; 410-810-183
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  • Ever wonder what magpies, Russian horse-drawn sleighs, wolves, ducks, cats, bears, Czech bagpipes and Irish laundry have in common? Come to the Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble’s “What Is the Story?” concert to find out. The program includes the Overture from “La Gazza Ladra”; the Troika from “Lieutenant Kije”; “Peter And The Wolf,” with Mark Mumford, Clerk of the Kent Co. Circuit Court, as narrator; “The Old Grumbly Bear,” with Glaeden Boyd, Kent Co. High School 10th-grader as tuba soloist; the Polka from “Schwanda, the Bagpiper,” and “The Irish Washerwoman” in honor of St. Patrick's Day on the 17th. This program by the community concert band (which always welcomes new members) promises to be a wonderful experience for both adults and children of all ages.

  • Revolutionary Theatre AUDITIONS
  • Monday, March 16   |  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Contact: Tia Glomb
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: tiaglomb@yahoo.com
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  • Revolutionary Theatre is looking for actors and actresses to perform in plays to be staged on May 1st, First Friday and May 23rd, during Tea Party weekend. All are welcome

  • Literary House Series: What's Found in Translation — An Evening with Benjamin Paloff
  • Tuesday, March 17   |  4:30 p.m.
  • Location: 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/details/events_c
  • Benjamin Paloff is the author of two collections of poems, And His Orchestra (forthcoming 2015) and The Politics (Carnegie Mellon, 2011). His poems have appeared in A Public Space, The Paris Review, The New Republic, and elsewhere. A former poetry editor at Boston Review and a regular contributor to The Nation, he has translated several books from Polish and Czech. He has received grants and fellowships from the US Fulbright Programs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • 10th Annual Women Helping Women Concert
  • Wednesday, March 18   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre
  • Contact: Garfield Center
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/women-helping-wome
  • An all-star cast of musical performers come together in an event that raises funds for Dr. Maria Boria’s Marydel clinic which provides free care to low income migrant workers. Always sold out. Tickets $25 on line or at Garfield Center box office.

  • Organ Concert by Brian Jones
  • Friday, March 20   |  7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Emmanuel Chruch, Chestertown
  • Contact: Parsih Office
  • Phone: 410-778-3477
  • Email: emmanuel778@verivon.net
  • URL: www.emmanuelchesterparish.org/
  • Organist Brian Jones will play on Emmnauel's famous Harrison organ, always exciting music. Tickiets $20, $5 for students. A reception follows the concert.

  • Chester River Chorale's: Play It Again Sammy!
  • Friday, March 20   |  8 p.m. March 20 and 3 p.m. March 21
  • This event runs March 21, 2015
  • Location: Presbyterian Church of Chestertown
  • Contact: Bentley Orrick
  • Phone: 410-928-5566
  • Email: benorr@verizon.net
  • URL: chesterriverchorale.org
  • The Chester River Chorale presents "Play it Again, Sammy!" featuring our pianist Sammy Marshall accompanied by 80 of his favorite singers performing past favorites as the Chorale celebrates its 15th year of providing amateur singers a chance to grow in artistic excellence. Former director Ann Turpin returns as a guest conductor.

  • Country Crafts Guild Spring Arts & Crafts Show
  • Saturday, March 21   |  10am–4pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Fire House
  • Contact: Kathy Redman
  • Phone: 410-778-1432
  • Email: predman@atlanticbb.net
  • URL: www.countrycraftsguild.com
  • Handmade arts and crafts by juried guild members including photography, pottery, soaps, lotions, recycled wood, folk art, knitting, paper crafts, beach glass jewelry, embroidery, PVC birds, miniature house plaques, decorative gourds, flowers, crochet accessories, jewelry, childrens clothing and sewn items.

  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, March 21   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • Beth McDonald Concert with Joe Holt & Friends
  • Saturday, March 21   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre
  • Contact: Garfield Center
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/joe-holt-beth-macd
  • Beth and friends perform "Melody & Meaning," an eclectic show of timeless classics, popular favorites, and Beth;s "New Vintage" originals. Reservations urged. Tickets $20 available on line or at garfield Center box office.

  • MainstayBlues: Magic Dick and Shun Ng
  • Saturday, March 21   |  8:00 p.m
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL: www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Magic Dick’s innovative and legendary harmonica playing anchored the distinctive sound of the J. Geils Band. He toured with top names and jammed with the likes of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells and James Cotton. Now he partners with the sensational acoustic guitarist and singer, Shun Ng an international phenomenon at 23 whose virtuoso guitar playing includes elements of Soul, Funk, Blues and Jazz. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.

  • Kent Chamber Music Concert
  • Sunday, March 22   |  3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts, Washington College
  • Contact: Pat Diedrichs
  • Phone: 410-810-1834
  • Email: Kentchambermusic@yahoo.com
  • URL: www.kentchambermusic.com
  • Pyxis Piano Quartet, featuring Meredith Amado, violin; Amy Leonard, viola; Jie Jin, cello; and Hiroko Yamazaki, piano; will perform works by Tintorer, Tansman, and Schumann

  • Conjuring Curiosity: A Performance of Magic and Time Travel
  • Tuesday, March 24   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Decker Theatre, Washington College
  • Contact: Michael Buckley
  • Phone: 410 810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/details/events_cent
  • Ian Flinn has been performing and studying magic for more than a decade. This semester, as a Starr Center student fellow, he has undertaken a study of the history and psychology of American magic and how it has evolved over the centuries. He will share his discoveries in a performance/presentation that promises to be both enlightening and entertaining.

  • WC Concert Series - Afro Bop Alliance
  • Saturday, March 28   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • As part of 2014-2015 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series presents Afro Bop Alliance. An energetic septet specializing in contemporary approaches to the rhythms of Latin American music with a strong jazz emphasis, the Afro Bop Alliance won a Latin Grammy Award in 2008 for their release with Vibraphonist Dave Samuels. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors). Children 12 and under are free. Season tickets are also available.

  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, March 28   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.