Monday, July 30, 2012

Lil’ Margaret’s Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival

Come out to Goddard Farm in Leonardtown for down-home music, home-cooked food and fun for the whole family!

The 24th annual Lil’ Margaret’s Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival will be held August 9, 10 and 11, with a total of 27 hours of live music on the stage and plenty of pickin’ in the parking lot all weekend long.

Hours and Bands:
Thursday: 3 PM until 10:30 PM
Bands: Remington Ride, The Travelers, Bill Yates and the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, Recycled Bluegrass Band

Friday: 1 PM until 10 PM
Bands: Remington Ride, Goldwing Express, The Travelers, Mark Templeton & Pocket Change, Aspen Run

Saturday: 11 AM until 9:30 PM
Bands: Mark Templeton & Pocket Change, Charley Thompson & Bottom County Bluegrass, Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band, Little Roy and the Lizzy Show, Aspen Run

For more information see the Events Calendar listing.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

River Concert Series

Join Maestro Jeffery Silberschlag and the Chesapeake Orchestra for world class outdoor concerts at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Friday in June and July come with the beautiful sounds of jazz, concertos, marches, waltzs and more at St. Mary's College of Maryland, thanks to the River Concert Series. Each summer Maestro Jeffrey Silberschlag and the Chesapeake Orchestra set up on the Townhouse Green along the St. Mary's River to entertain serious music lovers and casual listeners alike.

The free concerts start at 8 PM, with seating and food and art vendors opening at 5 PM.

July 13 – Come Ye Sons of Art

The College’s own Larry Vote will be guest conductor and Jeffrey Silverschlag will play trumpet in the night’s salute to Handel. The River Concert Series Festival Choir, made up of talented area high school students and members of St. Mary’s College’s Choir, Chamber Singers, and St. Marie’s Musica will be featured in many pieces.

July 20 – A Wagnerian Finale for 2012 (in case the Mayans are right)

At least the world will go out with a bang – this performance features the compositions of Wagner and Debussy, the latter of which will be accompanied by a sixteen-woman chorus and electronics. Piano soloist Brian Ganz will perform Grieg’s energetic Concerto for Piano.

July 27 – Firebird, “Bird” and the Stars in our Constellation

The Grand Finale will feature a profusion of regional jazz, blues and folk artists, including Don Stapleson, Rick Humphries and others. Charlie Parker’s “Super Sax” jazz piece and Stravinsky’s ballet hit, Firebird Suite 1919, will end the River Concert Series with a flourish.

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