Kent County Arts and Entertainment Events- August 2018


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  • MassoniArt presents ZEMMA MASTIN WHITE

  • Wednesday,
  • This event runs July 6 to August 3
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MASSONIART
  • Phone: 410.778.7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/
  • July First Friday Reception – July 6, 5-8 pm
    August First Friday Reception – August 3, 5-8 pm

    During July and August, Zemma Mastin White and Eve Stockton will be featured artists. Our Summer Showcase will also feature work by special guest and other gallery artists.

    Gallery hours are subject to change based on our exhibition schedule. When we are installing a new exhibit the gallery will be dark. Otherwise our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10-5 pm.

  • Collaborative Art Mural in the Style of Diego Rivera!

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 3 - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Last December we made a fantastic art mural using a variety of art mediums. This time we'll do it again with even more kinds of mediums including textures and fabrics.

    Sign up for this unique opportunity to create a one of a kind replica of a famous work of art.

    Registration Required. Ages 5+

    Limited copies of Diego Rivera: His World and Ours will be available for FREE to those who attend thanks to the Kent County Historical Society.

  • RUNA at The Mainstay

  • Thursday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5743 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • $18 online $22 by phone reservation/door

    Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exube exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.


    The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and three Independent Music Awards including Best LIVE Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.
    RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Zach White of Missouri on mandolin, vocals, banjo, and flat-picking guitar, and Maggie White of Kentucky on the fiddle.
    RUNA recently released their fifth album, RUNA: LIVE, which was recorded at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD on Thursday, March 17th, 2016. Receiving lavish praise on both sides of the Atlantic, the album has been hailed as “an incredible masterpiece” - Marcene Bronson, The Celtic Crier

  • Mary Ellen Mabe

  • Friday,   |  First Friday Reception, August 3, 2018, 5-8 pm
  • Location: 239 High Street
  • Contact: The Artists' Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • URL:  www.theartistsgalleryctown.com
  • On Friday in August, The Artists' Gallery will present the work of Mary Ellen Mabe. Mary Ellen joined The Artists' Gallery as an exhibitor in 2017. Mary Ellen Mabe is a member of the St. Michaels, Maryland Art League and the Working Artist's Forum of Maryland. She is a five year participant in the Avalon Foundation's Arts In Easton Banner program and a five time juried participant in the annual Local Color Show sponsored by The Working Artist's Forum.

  • Juried Photography Show (Main Gallery)

  • Friday,   |  5pm-8pm
  • This event runs August 3 to September 1
  • Location: 315 High St. Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/riverartsevent/juried-photography/
  • Main Gallery. All artists are invited to submit their photographic work to the Chestertown RiverArts Annual Photography Awards Show, “The Soul of Photography,” to be on exhibit in the Main Gallery for the month of August. You are challenged to transform the inanimate image that the camera dutifully records into a work of art that expresses the passion of the mind’s eye. Opening reception First Friday, August 3rd 5pm-8pm.

    Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri (11am-5:30pm), Saturday (10am-5:30pm), Sunday (11am-3pm)


  • MassoniArt presents KEN SCHIANO

  • Friday,
  • This event runs August 3 to September 30
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MASSONIART
  • Phone: 410.778.7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/
  • NEW WORK

    August 3 – September 30
    August First Friday Reception – August 3, 5-8 pm
    September First Friday Reception – September 7, 5-8 pm

    During August and September, Ken Schiano will be our featured artist. Our Fall Exhibition will also feature work by special guest and gallery artists.

  • Steve Giordano Trio

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • $18 online $20 door/by phone

    Steve Giordano is a world class jazz guitarist, educator and composer based in Philadelphia. The Steve Giordano Trio, is a traditional instrumental combination – guitar, organ, and drums - but with a more modern sound and instead of lugging a Hammond B3 (the heavyweight of the keyboard world) around, the organ is accurately represented by a synthesizer keyboard.

    Giordano’s organ trio music has its base in the bluesy groove-oriented sounds of Groove Holmes, Jimmy Smith and Don Patterson – with whom Giordano has recorded and played, but the music of the current organ trio is more modern and impressionistic. They play a combination of Giordano’s original compositions and pieces from progressive artists such as Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Gary Peacock, Herbie Hancock. Giordano will be joined by Chris Simonini on keyboards and Gavin McCauley on drums.

    Guitarist Steve Giordano’s career has spanned the most evolutionary age of creative music in America. His early teachers were by way of radio and then 45 and LP records from the 1950s. He learned screaming guitar solos from Elvis Presley's guitarist Scotty Moore and then was lured to jazz by Dave Brubeck, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and John Coltrane. When new technology emerged, he tried it all: synthesizers, string synthesizers, multi-track tape machines, and samplers. Digital replaced analog and then computers expanded possibilities beyond the conventional. Entire jazz orchestras were synthesized in his studio. Jazz went from blues, swing, be-bop, straight-ahead, hard-bop, post-bop, fusion, progressive, modern and avant garde. He played rock in clubs in his teens, subverting jazz into the repertoire in his early 20's and then entered the jazz world playing with drummer Chico Hamilton and the organ circuit with Richard “Groove” Holmes and Willis Jackson, here and in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt and guests Van Williamson and Tom Anthony

  • Monday,
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5743 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a kind show. Seating is casual and tables are available (bring your own dinner, if you like), along with a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00 and running until about 8:30. Click on the video link below to see select performances from recent Mainstay Mondays.

    Our featured guests tonight are guitarist Van Williamson and bassist Tom Anthony. Van was for many years a producer on NPR',,,,s Morning Edition, and the director of the live show before retiring to devote more time to music, playing at hotels, restaurants, theaters and festivals throughout the region. Van performs as a sideman, soloist and with his own trio. Our own Tom Anthony has played with Van',s trio over the last 20+ years and joins Van and Joe tonight for a special edition Mainstay Monday trio, playing jazz classics and standards.

  • Mid Shore Dance Academy

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • A special presentation from the Mid Shore Dance Academy featuring dance, costumes, and basic steps.

    Ages 5+

  • Playmakers presents Alice in Wonderland

  • Friday,   |  Friday and Saturday 7pm. Sunday 3pm.
  • This event runs August 10 to August 12
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • The final performances of our annual children's theatre camp!

  • The Brandywine Zoo: LIVE ANIMAL ENCOUNTER!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 5:30 PM
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, North County Branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • A Not To Be Missed Summer Reading Finale Event! All Ages are welcome.

    There probably won't be a lion at the library.
    Or an elephant.
    But there will be many creatures you can meet.
    And one of them might be a turtle.

  • Benefit for Guys and Doll

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5743 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Benefit tickets $18 online/advance, $20 phone reservation

    This eclectic and talented band of musicians will return to Clifden Arts Week, County Galway this coming September 13 to 21 for their sixth musical tour in the west of Ireland.

    Led by our own Tom McHugh on banjo, blues harp, voice, kazoo, puppets, etc. and focusing on the wonderful voice of Sue Matthews, the band includes Tom Anthony on bass, John Harris on trombone, Tom Mitchell (formerly with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks) with voice and guitar, and Robert Redd (Duke Ellington Orchestra) on keyboards.

    The Mainstay is “helping them along the way” by donating the gate to the band. (All arts week participants cover their own airfare and car rentals.)

    Come for the music, the joy of helping, and the occasional “true” stories of past trips!!!

  • River Arts Film Club

  • Sunday,   |  4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.
  • Contact: River Arts
  • URL:  chestertownriverarts.net
  • "The Man Who Wasn't There" - part of the Coen Brothers film series sponsored by River Arts.

  • Mainstay Mondays featuring Joe Holt and guests Holly Lane and Mike McShane

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a kind show. Seating is casual and tables are available (bring your own dinner, if you like), along with a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00 and running until about 8:30. Click on the video link below to see select performances from recent Mainstay Mondays.

    Our featured guest tonight is Holly Lane. Holly is a fixture in the music scene in Rehoboth Beach, DE as the vocalist for Shore Jazz. Before settling in Rehoboth in the 1990s, Holly lived and worked in Paris for 16 years, first as a cabaret dancer, then as a vocalist, singing full time in jazz clubs in the city and beyond. Holly and Joe are joined by drummer Mike McShane, also a fixture in the Rehoboth area music scene, for a diverse trio, performing jazz and pop classics.

  • The Brandywine Zoo: LIVE ANIMAL ENCOUNTER!

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 1 pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street,
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, Rock Hall Branch
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • All Ages are welcome.

    A not to be missed Summer Reading Finale Event!

    There probably won't be a lion at the library.
    Or an elephant.
    But there will be many creatures you can meet.
    And one of them might be a turtle.

  • It's the Brandywine Zoo Live Animal Encounter!

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday 5pm & Wednesday 6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • A Not To Be Missed Summer Reading Finale Event!

    There probably won't be a lion at the Library.
    Or an elephant.
    But there will be many creatures you can meet.
    And one of them might be a turtle.

    TWO SHOWS in Chestertowm Branch-
    5 pm & 6 pm.

    All Ages are welcome

  • Nasar Abadey Trio

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Nasar Abadey

    $17 online and $20 door/phone reservation

    (Drummer) is the founder, leader and driving force of his band SUPERNOVA®. Though a bandleader for many years he has also built a solid reputation as a sideman with several groups from his home base in Washington, DC; and he has performed and/or recorded with many artists throughout his career. Inspired by Tony Williams, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones and his cousin Frankie Dunlop (Thelonious Monk), he creates jazz music steeped in hard bop, modal, fusion, and avant-garde styles. Nasar attended University of Buffalo, in NY; Howard University, and the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC. Most recently SUPERNOVA® was selected by the US State Department and the Lincoln Center as Ambassadors to tour with the American Music Abroad Rhythm Road. This one month tour took them to five (5) countries in East Africa; Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Mozambique. He is Professor of Jazz Percussion at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD; teaches privately, and is a clinician as well. His debut CD, Mirage was released on the Amosaya Record Label and a follow-up CD, Diamond In The Rough, was released on the DPC Music label in 2011. Abadey has performed with Sonny Fortune, Pharoah Sanders, Gary Bartz, Andrew White, Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Jones, Bobby Hutcherson, Ella Fitzgerald, Sun Ra, Russell Malone, Malachi Thompson, and many other jazz greats. He has also appeared in various festivals in the USA and abroad.

  • Family History Forum! Inspiration & Ideas for Researching African-American Genealogy

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • KCPL is pleased to be partnering with Sumner Hall for another Legacy Day program focusing on researching African-American genealogy!

    This year, we will be welcoming several genealogists who will be sharing their research experiences. Questions are encouraged and researchers of all levels are welcome to take part in this interactive program.

  • Sing a Song for Owen

  • Sunday,   |  4:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • The Mainstay misses our long-time volunteer and friend, Owen McCoy.

    Come to listen, sing a song, or tell a story for Owen. He loved music and developed a large repertoire of songs, especially Irish tunes, but any song would be fine. Send an email to the organizer, Tom McHugh at tommchugh38@gmail.com

    Invite your friends. We will take donations for the 4-H to be donated in Owen's name.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe Holt SOLO SHOW

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a kind show. Seating is casual and tables are available (bring your own dinner, if you like), along with a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00 and running until about 8:30. Click on the video link below to see select performances from recent Mainstay Mondays.

    Tonight, Joe performs by himself (or along with himself, as his own guest artist) in a solo program similar to that which he presents as a walk-on entertainer for American Cruise Lines. Over his 40 year career, Joe has built a reputation as an imaginative soloist, playing in a style that is often reminiscent of the late Dave McKenna, though at any given moment, he may go just about anywhere. So join us for an evening of improvisational fun and surprises. ,

    The ever tasteful pianist Joe Holt is a solist extrardinaire, an intense musician with terrific chops who shows you he means business. Cam Miller, The American Rag

  • Brushes & Bubbly at the Garfield!

  • Tuesday,   |  7pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 4108102060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/brushes-bubbly/
  • Join in the fun while painted and embellishing through texture this large 20 inch Maryland Blue Crab shape. You will be given lots of color choices and finishes as well as tools to add texture. I will guide in some new technique and you will have the opportunity to make an original masterpiece. The theatre bar will be open and offer refreshments for sale so grab a friend or two and register for this great event and make a night of it. The cost is $45 which includes supplies, guidance and a donation to Garfield Center.

    Get a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider with your tickets. If you want to avoid the online convenience fees, feel free to stop in and pay for your tickets in-person at the box office or call 410.810.2060 to pay for tickets over the phone. Hope to see you all there!

  • The Sounds of Nature- Animals, Insects, & How They Make Noise

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, 3:30pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Join 4-H's Beth Hill as she shares the sounds of the insect and animal world and how they are created.

    Ages 5+


  • River Arts Film Club

  • Friday,   |  7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St. - Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen St.
  • Contact: River Arts
  • URL:  chestertownriverarts.net
  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" - part of the 60s series of movies presented to the River Arts Film Club.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird Film Screening

  • Friday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 N Queen St
  • Contact: RiverArts Film Society
  • Phone: 202-531-6246
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/programs/riverarts-film-society/
  • This critically acclaimed, classic trial film burst onto the scene in 1962, revealing ugly truths at a time when Civil Rights activists and students were challenging segregation in the South. The story takes place in 1930s Alabama as Atticus Finch, a widowed lawyer (Gregory Peck) defends a black man falsely accused of raping an impoverished white woman. The innocence of Finch’s young children — daughter, Scout, and son, Jem — gives way to understanding crucial lessons about prejudice and the fears that motivate it.

    Talkback Facilitator: Reverend Ellsworth Tolliver

    Event seating is limited. Pre-registration is required for everyone. Priority seating is given to Film Society Members.

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 200 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.

  • Reggie Harris

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • $18 online, $22 phone reservation/door

    Reggie Harris is a musician, storyteller and educator who has been a vibrant force in musical, educational and historical circles for over 35 years.

    A well-traveled performer, lecturer, educator and cultural ambassador, Reggie has earned wide acclaim and respect from peers and audiences throughout the U.S, Canada and Europe. He combines spirituals and roots music, historic inspiration, and moving original songs, often in the themes of unity and social justice. Audiences have bestowed upon him a fitting slogan: “Songs of Joy, Hope, and Freedom.”

    Steeped in the tradition of African American spirituals, folk, gospel, rock and the music of civil and human rights, Reggie’s writing, research, field work and recordings have amassed an amazing repertoire of African American music, blending spirituals and freedom songs; the old with the new.

    Mentored early on by Dr. Charles Blockson and by using music and storytelling to create captivating performances for audiences of all ages, he has raised awareness of the Underground Railroad in young school audiences, college symposiums and adult concerts.

    A songwriter of great depth and passion, Reggie’s original songs reveal thoughts about life and love and some of the deep aspects of the human experience and cover topics from his own personal journey to world issues and history.



    Reggie’s performances showcase a fluid vocalist, arranger and guitarist, whose open spirit and smile create an atmosphere that rewards the ears, opens the heart, informs, and consistently earns trust and joyful admiration from audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

    Reggie has been affiliated with the John F Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program for over two decades, offering multimedia performances for students and communities as well as an in-depth workshop for educators at all grade levels. He is a founding artist in the John F. Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts program and also se

  • Brad Chaires Live! A Concert Tribute to the Rat Pack

  • Saturday,   |  7pm,
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 4108102060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/brad-chaires-joe-holt-concert/
  • Local performer, Brad Chaires will be taking to the Garfield stage on August 25th at 7pm. Usually seen on stage in many of the Garfield’s plays, Chaires, 24, will be delighting the audience with his impressive vocal abilities as a singer. The Saturday evening concert is a tribute to the “Rat Pack”; featuring classic songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and the rest of the gang. Chaires will be accompanied by Joe Holt on piano, Jeff Davis on bass and Mike McShane on drums.

    Chaires sings regularly for various local churches and has recently performed with Joe Holt for a packed house at the Mainstay. This one-night-only concert experience is not to be missed! Tickets are $20 general admission, and can be reserved by visiting www.garfieldcenter.org, calling 410-810-2060 or stopping by the box office. Box office hours are Wednesday-Friday, 10am-3pm. The Garfield Center for the Arts is located at 210 High Street in Chestertown.

  • AUDITIONS – Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol

  • Sunday,
  • This event runs August 26 to August 30
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 4108102060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/auditions-tiny-tims-christmas-carol/all/
  • Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol
    by Tim Ludwig
    directed by Bonnie Hill

    AUDITION DATES:
    Sunday, Aug 26 @ 2pm
    Tuesday, Aug 28 @ 6pm
    Thursday, Aug 30 @ 6pm

    PERFORMANCE DATES:
    TWO WEEKENDS:
    Nov 30 – Dec 9

    Auditions for Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol by Ken and Jack Ludwig will be held at the Garfield Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 26th at 2PM, and Tuesday and Thursday, August 28th and 30th at 6PM. Directed by Bonnie Hill, the play runs two weekends from November 30th – December 9th.

  • Mainstay Monday featuring Joe and guest Eddie Sherman and Peggy Raley

  • Monday,   |  7:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street - The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night and are hosted by our own Joe Holt at the piano, partnering with a special guest. Each week is a unique, one of a kind show. Seating is casual and tables are available (bring your own dinner, if you like), along with a cash bar. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7:00 and running until about 8:30. Click on the video link below to see select performances from recent Mainstay Mondays.

    Our featured guests tonight are Eddie Sherman and Peggy Raley. Peggy was a humble student and protege of Shirley Horn. In 2007 she received The Artz Award for her work in Jazz Education and Preservation. She is co-founder and Artistic Director of the True Blue Jazz Festival in Rehoboth Beach DE, now in its sixth year. As a vocalist, her delivery and sensitive styling is always heart-felt and genuine, connecting with every audience member in a deeply emotional way.

    Eddie Sherman is a vocalist by night, and commercial film/video producer by day. As co-founder and Executive Producer of the True Blue Jazz Festival, he wears multiple hats, orchestrating production details from behind the curtain, and stepping onto the stage as a performer, keeping the show entertaining with his usual flair for the spontaneous. Tonight, this dynamic duo joins Joe for an evening of music and fun.

  • Open Mic Nigth at the Garfield

  • Wednesday,   |  7:30 pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts - Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 4108102060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL:  http://www.garfieldcenter.org/gcaevent/open-mic-night-2/all/
  • Open Mic Night with Ford Schumann at the Garfield Center For the Arts at the Prince Theatre!

    Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. E-mail Ford Schumann at fordo1@aol.com to sign up, or for more information! There’s no price to come, and there’s always a cash bar. Donations are always appreciated.

  • The Bumper Jacksons

  • Friday,   |  8:00 PM
  • Location: The Mainstay - 5753 Main Street
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email: info@mainstayrockhall.org
  • URL:  www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Tickets are $20 online and $25 by phone reservation and at the door.

    Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78's, the Bumper Jacksons elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style. The group began as a duo, a city-meets-country experiment between songstress Jess Eliot Myhre and banjo player Chris Ousley. They hopped on bicycles, touring the country, instruments on their backs, seeking to reimagine roots music. In five short years, Bumper Jacksons have grown into a brassalicious six-piece including some of the DMV's finest musicians. Powerhouse vocals are flanked by a New Orleans-style horn section on one side and a dynamic pedal steel on the other. They've been honored multiple times as the Mid-Atlantic's "Artist of the Year" & "Best Traditional Band" at the Washington Area Music Awards. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone's invited and the dance floor never sleeps.