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Summer Concerts in Anne Arundel County Celebrate the Arts

Summer, music, and the arts come together for another fabulous season of Summer Concerts throughout Anne Arundel County.  These free concerts are family friendly.  Some venues even allow pets.  All you need is a chair or a blanket and the time to sit back and enjoy a variety of music performed by  talented local Maryland musicians , These free performances bring you some of the best blue grass, rock, blues, country, gospel, jazz and classical music you’ll ever want to hear. Bring your friends, bring yourself and enjoy!

London Town Summer Concert Series

London Town and Gardens Summer Concert Series – 2017
Sundays July 30-August 20. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed to be brought on site but can be purchased. Concerts are dog-friendly. Rain or shine. Free, donations are appreciated. Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. 410-222-1919,

Sunday, July 30 – Eastport Oyster Boys and Dog Night at London Town

Sunday, August 6 – Shenandoah Run

Sunday, August 13 – Guava Jelly

Sunday, August 20 – Dan Haas Band

Bayside Summer Concert Series at Downs Park – 2017
Sundays in June. Alcohol is not allowed. Free. 6-8 p.m. Downs Park, Pasadena. 410-222-6230,

June 4 – Mr. Bs & The Tides
June 11 – Aint Misbehavin
June 18 – Different Sisters
June 25 – 4 on the Floor with Overdrive

Dixie Hotel Thursday Jazz – 2017
Every other Thursday June 8-July 20. This concert series plays homage to an earlier landmark hotel that hosted famous musicians and artists including Billie Holiday and Cab Calloway. Free. 7pm. Whitmore Park, Clay and Calvert Streets, Annapolis.,

June 8 – Michael McHenry Tribe
June 22 – Rumba Club
July 6 – Lifetime Band and Show
July 20 – Higher Hands

Maryland Hall Summer Concert Series – 2017
June 8 – 29. Thursdays in June.  Free. 6:30pm.  Check with for up to date information on performers. Coming on July 20th, performance by “The Late Bloomers.” Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis.

Summer Concert Series at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre – 2017
June 3-Aug. 26. Free outdoor concert series happening through August. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 7-8:30pm. Waugh Chapel Towne Center, Gambrills.

June 3 – Gypsy Soul Revival
June 10 – Texas Chainsaw Horns
June 17 – A Classic Case
June 24 – Foreplay
July 1 – Sly 45
July 8 – Tony Denikos and the Working Poor
July 15 – The Kelly Bell Band
July 22 – Diamond Alley
July 29 – Trademark
Aug. 5 – The Eric Scott Band
Aug. 12 – Higher Hands
Aug. 19 – D’Vibe and Conga
Aug. 26 – Weird Science

Gospel in the Park – 2017
Sundays June 11-July 13. This brings high energy gospel music to the park. Free. 7pm. Whitmore Park, Clay and Calvert Streets, Annapolis.,

June 11 – Chozen Gospel Music Ministry
June 25 – Johnson Male Gospel
July 9 – TBD
July 13 – Christian

Annapolis Towne Center’s Friday Night Summer Concert Series – 2017
Fridays, June 2-Aug. 25. Local talent performs at Towne Centre Blvd. Beer & Wine Garden, hosted by a different restaurant each week. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. 7-8:30 pm. Annapolis Towne Center.

June 2 – Back Pages Band
June 9 – Weird Science
June 16 – Edwin Ortiz y La Mafia Del Guaguanco
June 23 – Doug Segree Band
June 30 – Chanssez
July 7 – Kelly Bell Band
July 14 – Ruthie and the Wranglers
July 21 – Misspent Youth
July 28 – Second Hand News
August 4 – Blue Suede Bop
August 11 – Dublin 5
August 18 – Pete Best and Peterbuilt
August 25 – The Reagan Years

Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series – 2017
Thursdays, June 15-Aug. 17. 2017 Tides and Tunes Summer Concerts

Quiet Waters Park Concert Series – 2017
Saturday nights, July 8 – Sept. 3. Most concerts are 6-8 p.m. but some start earlier. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. No smoking or alcohol permitted and pets must be leashed. Plan to arrive early for parking. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis.

uly 8, 2017 6:00 – 8:00pm Fractal Cat – Psychedelic Rock Baltimore Band
July 15, 2017 6:00 – 8:00pm Sweet Leda – Rock
July 22, 2017 6:00 – 8:00pm Georgia Lea & Stone Cold Country – Country 
July 29, 2017 6:00 – 8:00pm Great Train Robbery – Southern Rock 
August 5, 2017 6:00 – 8:00pm Kelly Bell Band – Phat Blues
August 12, 2017 6:30 – 8:00pm US Naval Academy Superintendent’s Combo – Jazz
August 19, 2017 5:30 – 7:30pm Mystic Warriors – World Beat
August 26, 2017 5:30 – 7:30pm Ken Staton & His Legendary James Brown Revue – R&B
September 3, 2017 5:30 – 7:00pm Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra performs the Festive Overture, by D Shostakovich. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performed a free concert, titled Summer Pops in the Park, Sunday evening at Quiet Waters Park.  this year they will be performing on September 3rd.. (Paul W. Gillespie – The Capital) 09/04/11

Summer Concerts at Quiet Waters Park

Art, Opera, Music, History Events to Enjoy

Sunday's Concert in the Park will include romantic songs from Opera and Musical Theater.

Sunday’s Concert in the Park will include romantic songs from Opera and Musical Theater.

June Art events, including free lectures and a free concert this weekend, are just a few of the many things to do in Anne Arundel County  that are taking advantage of the beautiful weather to promote history, music, opera, and art.  Visit the exhibit,  A SIngle Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building,  currently on display at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  Tonight, Thursday June 9th and Thursday June 16th there will be free lectures open to the publc in the Maryland Hall theatre.

Thursday, June 9 | 7 pm Pete Lesher, Curator, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, will discuss John Trumpy and Sons in the historical context of yacht builders on the Chesapeake Bay.

Thursday, June 16 | 7 pm
 Longtime Trumpy Yacht owner Dr. Jacob Deegan (Aurora #444) will share his thoughts on restoring a historic yacht and the distinctive elements.

Saturday and Sunday June 11th and 12th from 11:00 a.m to 2:30 p..m. tour a Trumpy Yacht.  This is a special opportunity to tour the recently restored “Adonia”. Tickets are $10. The boat is docked adjacent to Susan Campbell Park, Dock Street, Annapolis.  Tour proceeds help support the exhibit and last approximately 30 minutes. Please go to the Maryland Hall website  to purchase your tickets in advance.

If you enjoy Musical Theatre, Broadway favorites, and Opera Classics , you will want to attend Concert in the Park. Pack your picnic dinner and enjoy a FREE evening of opera, operetta and musical theatre favorites at Quiet Waters Park! this Sunday June 12 at 5:00 p.m.  Produced by the Annapolis Opera Company Concert in the Park will feature the voices of Augusta Caso, Emily Ezzie, Matthew Hill, Andrew Sauvageau, and Laura Whittenberger.  Enjoy songs from  My Fair Lady, Carousel, Carmen, RIgoletto, and many more favorites.

The Weekend of June 18th and 19th at London Town Public House and Gardens you’ll want to attend the Weekend: Shore Party

Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm and Sunday: 12pm – 4:30 p.m.

Included in the price of general admission , this special event celebrates  London Town’s heritage as a prominent seaport in colonial Maryland.  Boats will once again ply the South River! Stop by their Carpenter Shop and buy some handmade furniture by Seneca Creek Joinery. Join living history sailors to try your hand at knots and seamanship, learn how sailors lived day to day, and experience the art and science of navigation.

June 15th is the William Paca House and Garden annual Paca Girlfriends Flower Power Party. While the regular tickets have sold out, VIP tickets (starting at $150) are still available and give you early entry into the signature event that focuses on enjoying the English gardens and charm of the Paca House. To Find out more visit the website  or call Sarah Wade at 410-349-5110.

Enjoy the William Paca Garden on Sunday, June 18th as an artist at the event: Painting in the William Paca Garden( Enter at 3 Martin Street).This event gives you a unique opportunity to paint in the Paca Garden, a secluded reconstructed 18th century garden. Jean Brinton Jaecks, landscape and garden watercolorist, conducts this landscape painting workshop focused on the study of light in a garden setting. All levels of students are welcome. Small class size allows plenty of access to the instructor and a detailed critique at the end. Class meets rain or shine and the cost is $75 and you can register onlineTime: 9 am – 1 pm

Capture the beauty of spring flowers in a painting workshop.

Capture the beauty of spring flowers in a painting workshop.





Summer Concerts

The orchestra performs the Festive Overture, by D Shostakovich. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performed a free concert, titled Summer Pops in the Park, Sunday evening at Quiet Waters Park. The ASO is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this season.  (Paul W. Gillespie - The Capital) 09/04/11

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will be performing a free concert on Sunday, September 6th.  (Paul W. Gillespie – The Capital)

It’s outdoor summer concert season.  Time to bring your lawn chairs or blankets and relax under summer skies while listening to a variety of music performed by extraordinary musicians.  What better time to pack a picnic and listen to music than Independence Day weekend.  We have a full summer schedule in our forthcoming newsletter and would like to share the dates of what is taking place the first week of July.

To kick off the USNA Band Concert season, head over to Susan Campbell Park in Annapolis  on July 4th at 8:00 p.m. and listen to the Electric Brigade and Ceremonial Band and on Tuesday evening listen to the Crabtown Stompers at 7:30 p.m.

On July 5th, the London Town  Sunday Summer Concert Series begins with Wall & Frye playing from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Annapolis Towne Centre has Friday night concerts from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and on July 3rd the USNA Electric Brigade will be performing.

At Annapolis CIty Dock on Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. the season will kick off on July 2nd with Dr. Phil’s Big Band followed by Smooth Velvet on July 9th.

Concerts at Linthicum Park in Linthicum Heights Sundays at 6:00 p.m. will kick off on July 5th with the Benfield Brass Band. At the Glen Burnie Town Center enjoy Pet Rock playing at July 3rd at 7:30 p.m.

Most of these concerts are FREE. So enjoy the music and the arts in Anne Arundel County.