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January 2015

Annual MLK Commemorative Concert

January 17, 2015 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Annual MLK Commemorative Concert Saturday, January 17 / 5pm 4th Annual Commemoration Concert for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. features music, poetry, dance and spoken word. Admission is free, but donations will go to the charities supported by the MLK Breakfast Event. Monday, January 19, 2015 7:00 am Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration Rock Hall Fire Hall  

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March 2015

Revolutionary Theatre AUDITIONS!

March 11, 2015 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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! Wednesday March 11th from 4:30-6pm Saturday March 14th from 1-3pm Monday March 18th from 6-8pm

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Revolutionary Theatre AUDITIONS!

March 14, 2015 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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! Wednesday March 11th from 4:30-6pm Saturday March 14th from 1-3pm Monday March 18th from 6-8pm

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Revolutionary Theatre AUDITIONS!

March 18, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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! Wednesday March 11th from 4:30-6pm Saturday March 14th from 1-3pm Monday March 18th from 6-8pm

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10th Annual Women Helping Women Concert

March 18, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

LIVE STREAM HERE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18! Can't make it to the show? You don't have to miss a thing! Join us here for the LIVE STREAM of this annual event! http://www.ustream.tv/channel/women-helping-women-2015 Special thanks to Steve Payne for coordinating! Having trouble viewing the video? Click here to go directly to USTREAM.   10th Annual Women Helping Women Concert Wednesday, March 18 / 7PM Tickets: $25 Make your reservations early - the event is always SOLD OUT! Box Office: 410-810-2060 or Read more »

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Empty Bowls – Food Pantry Fundraiser

March 23, 2015 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a simple meal of bread and soup, served in handmade bowls created by local potters, community members and Washington College students. These bowls are a unique keepsake to take home as a reminder that there are “empty bowls” everywhere. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the program begins at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for students and $20/adults. Children are also welcome at the event for $10. ALL proceeds benefit the Kent County Food Bank. Only 100 tickets are Read more »

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April 2015

The Nighthawks with Bob Margolin, a Tribute to Muddy Waters

April 10, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Nighthawks with Bob Margolin, a  Tribute to Muddy Waters April 10 / 8PM Tickets: $30 http://bobmargolin.com/ http://www.thenighthawks.com/ Event Registration Online for The Nighthawks with Bob Margolin, a Tribute to Muddy Waters powered by Eventbrite Artist Bio: The Nighthawks Over more than three decades, The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest-working bands around. Their live shows are legendary. Founded in the Washington, D.C. area in 1972, the ‘Hawks’ were a roots band before anyone had Read more »

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National Music Festival Gala

April 25, 2015 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

April 25, 2015 4 p.m. $100 Preferred Seating $75 Upper Balcony BUY TICKETS NOW FROM NMF Save the date! On April 25, 2015, the National Music Festival will present Sue Matthews and Camilo Carrara in concert together to benefit the Festival Apprentice Scholarship Program. Camilo and Sue will be joined by Paul Langosch on bass. From The Chestertown Spy There are still two months until the National Music Festival begins, but you can get your NMF “fix” April 25 at Read more »

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May 2015

Bill Kirchen “Titan of the Telecaster”

Bill Kirchen May 8 / 8PM Tickets: $30 http://www.billkirchen.com Artist Bio: Bill Kirchen Event management for Bill Kirchen “Titan of the Telecaster” powered by Eventbrite Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten, and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work Read more »

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Chester River Youth Choir “JOURNEY”

Chester River Youth Choir Presents A Spring Time Musical Journey May 9 / 7 pm FREE! Donations welcome! The Chester River Youth Choir returns to the Garfield Center stage for their second annual spring concert on Saturday, May 9th at 7 o’clock with their program entitled “Journey” that will take you on a trip around the world in music. Admission is free, but a suggested $5 donation will be welcome. The 22-voice choir will present a variety of songs that Read more »

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Chestertown Tea Party Festival – Street Party!

Friday, May 22 / 6pm Adults (12+) $15 / Children (5-11) $5 Click here for tickets Join us for the kick-off celebration for the Chestertown Tea Party Festival. This is an OUTDOOR, family-friendly event and will be located in the block near Garfield Center for the Arts. Enjoy food prepared by the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, tunes by local DJ Lonnie Butcher, an all-ages magic show by Mike Rose, children's activities, beer and wine, a colonial photo booth, and Read more »

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2015 Chestertown Tea Party Festival

Saturday, May 23 The Garfield Center for the Arts will be hosting the following events: 11 am Revolutionary Theatre 11:45 Colonial Protest Noon Stephen Christoff 12:30 New Gospelites 1:45 CAWS Animal Puppet Show 3:00 Revolutionary Theatre 3:45 Spiced Punch Visit the Chestertown Tea Party Festival website for a complete schedule of events. http://www.chestertownteaparty.org/ Celebrating colonial resistance to British rule, Chestertown, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, will hold its Annual Tea Party Festival Saturday, May 23, 2015. Block Party to be held Read more »

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June 2015

Moreland & Arbuckle

June 12, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

June 12 Moreland & Arbuckle $30 ticket/$20 students 8 pm show Powered by Eventbrite BAND WEBSITE http://www.morelandarbuckle.com/ LISTEN: http://www.morelandarbuckle.com/multimedia/ Rooted in Delta Blues, but with hints of rock & twang & soul, the trio is a rare mix of Guitar, harmonica & percussion trio. In addition to Telecaster & Les Paul guitars, Aaron Moreland uses a hand-crafted ‘cigar box’ guitar, four strings stretched across a cigar box, a gritty, electrified descendant of instruments used by countless Delta bluesmen of the Read more »

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Call for scripts for Short Attention Span Theatre!

June 19, 2015 @ 12:00 AM - June 20, 2015 @ 1:00 AM

Contact: Mark Sullivan, SAST Executive Producer Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre Phone:  410-810-2060 sastplays@garfieldcenter.org Garfield Center Announces Call for Scripts for Short Attention Span Theatre 10-Minute Play Festival! The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre is embarking on the exciting annual adventure in theatre known as Short Attention Span Theatre!  For those not in the know, that?s our annual 10-minute play festival!  Last year, Short Attention Span Theatre celebrated ten years of delightful, Read more »

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July 2015

Short Attention Span Theatre OPEN AUDITIONS!

July 15, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

OPEN AUDITIONS! Saturday,  July 11 at 11am Tuesday,  July 14 at 7pm Wednesday,  July 15 at 7pm PERFORMANCE DATES: Sep 18, 19 & 20 + Sep 25, 26 & 27 ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION! Those who wish to audition but are unable to attend auditions are invited to contact the theater at 410-810-2060 to make other arrangements. We are also looking for volunteers and stage crew including set builders, painters, costumers. Anyone interested in helping should stop by the Read more »

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August 2015

Legacy Day 2015: Celebrating History, Community and Culture

August 15, 2015 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
High Street MD United States + Google Map

FREE & WELCOMING ALL! Parade down High Street! Live Music with a Dance Contest! Local Food Vendors! THEME: Dancing in the Street to Motown Sounds--Celebrating our Community Bands & Local Beer Gardens! Remembering: Uptown Club, Sam Hoxter's, Smitty's, Chippy's Inn, Calvin's, Jazz Johnson, Blackettes, Highlanders, New Breed, Rotations, Black Soul, & more! WHERE: 300 Block, High Street & Fountain Park in the heart of Historic Chestertown, MD WHEN: Parade 5:00p, Music & Dancing 6:00-10:00p Live music: Larry Tucker Band DJ: Read more »

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September 2015

Kent Massive

September 4, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Kent Massive Friday, September 4 & Saturday, September 5 Tickets available online at kentmassive.com The fifth annual Kent Massive festival is coming this Labor Day weekend, with five days of diverse creative expression from Maryland's eastern shore and beyond. This time there will be more music, more performances, more art, and... and more!  Friday September 4 Blaqstarr (headliner) WaVerunner (new wave / pop from Galena, MD) Kotic Couture (hip-hop from Worton via Baltimore, MD) Saarinen (pop-punk from Rock Hall, MD) Read more »

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Kent Massive

September 5, 2015 @ 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Kent Massive Friday, September 4 & Saturday, September 5 Tickets available online at kentmassive.com The fifth annual Kent Massive festival is coming this Labor Day weekend, with five days of diverse creative expression from Maryland's eastern shore and beyond. This time there will be more music, more performances, more art, and... and more!  Friday September 4 Blaqstarr (headliner) WaVerunner (new wave / pop from Galena, MD) Kotic Couture (hip-hop from Worton via Baltimore, MD) Saarinen (pop-punk from Rock Hall, MD) Read more »

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The Campbell Brothers Trio

September 11, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Blues at the Garfield present The Campbell Brothers Trio September 11 / 8pm $30 ticket/$20 students Blues at the Garfield/Jazz Fest Combo ticket – $50 (for more info on the Chestertown Jazz Festival click here.) Powered by Eventbrite The Campbell Brothers present Sacred Steel: African-American gospel music with electric steel guitar and vocal. This tradition is just now emerging from the House of God Keith Dominion Church, where for over sixty years it has been an integral part of worship Read more »

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2015 Chestertown Jazz Festival

September 12, 2015
Wilmer Park Chestertown, MD 21620 United States + Google Map

Saturday, September 12, 2015 TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Advanced ticket sales until July 31- $25 General Admission - $30 (after July 31) Student Admission - $15 Blues at the Garfield/Jazz Fest Combo ticket - $50 (for more info on the Blues concert click here.)   Powered by Eventbrite   Artist Lineup Afro Bop Alliance featuring Joe McCarthy       Sharón Clark       Stef Scaggiari       Frédéric Yonnet       Visit the Chestertown Jazz Festival Read more »

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Short Attention Span Theatre

September 18, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until September 27, 2015

SAST MOVES TO FALL! Sep 18-20 + Sep 25-27 Producers: Mark Sullivan & Diane Landskroener Powered by Eventbrite Short Attention Span Theatre moves to the Fall! Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The Play Fest will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights! 2015 Announcement of Plays, Directors & Actors: The locally-written works selected for this year’s production are: • Read more »

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Short Attention Span Theatre

September 20, 2015 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SAST MOVES TO FALL! Sep 18-20 + Sep 25-27 Executive Producer Mark Sullivan Powered by Eventbrite Short Attention Span Theatre moves to the Fall! Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The Play Fest will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights! 2015 Announcement of Plays, Directors & Actors: The locally-written works selected for this year’s production are: • Wishgranting 101 Read more »

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Short Attention Span Theatre

September 27, 2015 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SAST MOVES TO FALL! Sep 18-20 + Sep 25-27 Producers: Mark Sullivan & Diane Landskroener Powered by Eventbrite Short Attention Span Theatre moves to the Fall! Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention for just. long. enough. The Play Fest will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors - including original works by local playwrights! 2015 Announcement of Plays, Directors & Actors: The locally-written works selected for this year’s production are: • Read more »

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October 2015

2015 Chestertown Harry Potter Festival

October 2, 2015
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until October 3, 2015

October 2-3, 2015 http://www.chestertownhpfest.org/ Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic at the second annual Chestertown Harry Potter Festival on October 2-3, 2015. Explore our colonial river town and join us for spectacular activities and events, for children and adults—wizards and muggles alike. EVENTS AT HOGWARTS (The Garfield Center) Friday, October 2 6:00-9:00pm: Festival Kick-Off Party at “Hogwarts” (Garfield Center for the Arts). Trizwizard Kick-off, magic, trivia contest, wizard rock, and costumed fun! Read more »

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Deanna Bogart Band

October 9, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Blues at the Garfield present Deanna Bogart Band Friday, October 9 / 8 pm $30 ticket/$20 students Powered by Eventbrite Blues, R&B, Boogie Piano & Sax http://www.deannabogart.com   When it comes to Deanna Bogart, everyone wants to claim her as their own -- her hometown, her fans, her fellow musicians and even her instruments. She's that good–and that good-natured. Born in Detroit, Deanna spent her early years in Phoenix and New York City, climbing on any available piano bench to Read more »

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Lecture: New York Times Reporter Ian Urbina and “The Outlaw Oceans”

October 30, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lecture:  New York Times Reporter Ian Urbina and “The Outlaw Oceans” part of Sultana Education Foundation Downrigging Weekend

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Parsonsfield – part of Sultana Downrigging Weekend

October 31, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Parsonsfield Saturday, October 31, 2015 Doors open 7:30 Show starts 8:00 Tickets $20/students with ID $15 Powered by Eventbrite Parsonsfield is a five-piece Americana band from Connecticut that infuses a rowdy, rock-‘n’-roll spirit into its bluegrass and folk influences, blowing away any preconception of what you think banjos and mandolins should sound like. www.parsonsfield.com Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine) is a five-piece Americana band from Connecticut that infuses a rowdy, rock-'n'-roll spirit into its bluegrass and folk influences, blowing away Read more »

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November 2015

Damon Fowler Band

November 13, 2015 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Blues at the Garfield present Damon Fowler Band Friday, November 13 / 8 pm $30 ticket/$20 students Powered by Eventbrite Delta Blues, Guitar Virtuoso http://www.damonfowler.com/   After spending much of the past year touring with the band Southern Hospitality, Damon Fowler is back with his third solo project for Blind Pig Records, Sounds of Home. Damon chose swamp blues master Tab Benoit to produce and record him at Tab’s rural Louisiana home studio, and their collaboration has resulted in Damon’s strongest Read more »

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December 2015

Nutcracker in a Nutshell

December 8, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

December 8 @ 7 pm Tchaikovsky's holiday classic, slightly revised Presented by students of Ballet with Becky Free, Donations suggested

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Gather ‘Round

December 19, 2015 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring a comfy pillow & blanket, snuggle together and listen as KCPL Librarians Natalie & Annie entertain and delight with holiday stories!  Join us in singing the 12 Days of Christmas and other holiday favorites!  Cookies, cocoa and candy canes provided!

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January 2016

Annual MLK Commemorative Concert

January 16, 2016 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Annual MLK Commemorative Concert Saturday, January 16 / 5pm 5th Annual Commemoration Concert for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. features music, poetry, dance and spoken word. Admission is free, but donations will go to the charities supported by the MLK Breakfast Event. PROGRAM Welcome — Leslie Prince Raimond and Andy Goddard EmCee ~Rev. Anthony Brown Sylvia Frazier Pam Ortiz Band Andre Sisco Sombarkin: Karen Somerville, Jerome McKinney, Lester Barrett, Jr. Alisha Stewart Pilgrim Travelers Robert Earl Price New Gospelites: Irene Read more »

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March 2016

11th Annual Women Helping Women Concert SOLD OUT!

March 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

11th Annual Women Helping Women Concert Wednesday, March 16, 2016 7pm $25 - Make your reservations early – the event is always SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT! Call 410-810-2060 to be added to the wait list! Producer: Sue Matthews Musical Director: Joe Holt Host: Jen Friedman Percussionist: Bob Ortiz Powered by Eventbrite LIVE STREAM HERE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16! Can't make it to the show? You don't have to miss a thing! Join us here for the LIVE STREAM of this Read more »

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Garfield Center Seeks Scripts for Short Attention Span Theatre

It’s that time of year again! The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre is embarking on the exciting annual adventure in theatre known as “Short Attention Span Theatre”!  (For those not in the know, that’s our annual 10-minute play festival!)  Performance dates are June 24-26, July 1-3, and July 8-10. We are seeking scripts for 10-minute plays and 1-minute plays from local playwrights. Please send your submissions to sastplays@garfieldcenter.org You may submit up to three 10-minute plays Read more »

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April 2016

Revolutionary Theatre AUDITIONS!

April 2, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until April 2, 2016

AUDITION DATES: Friday, April 1st / 6PM Saturday, April 2nd / 11AM WANTED:6 actors needed for two plays male and female, 15 and older - no experience necessary AUDITION LOCATION:The Garfield Center for the Arts 210 High Street | Chestertown ABOUT REVOLUTIONARY THEATRE: Revolutionary Theatre is part of the annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Original 10-minute plays with a ‘loose’ colonial theme wiill be performed on May First Friday, May 6th and during the 2016 festival on Saturday, May 28th.  Read more »

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John Nemeth Band – part of the Blues Series

April 8, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Boise, Idaho is hardly the place anyone would conjure up as a hotbed of soul music. But for John Németh, it’s where his love for the genre began—and the starting point for a journey that’s taken him from his first gigs fronting a teenaged band to five Blues Music Award nominations in 2013 alone. It’s where this preternaturally talented son of a Hungarian immigrant gained his early chops on the harmonica, building on the style of rootsy heroes like Little Read more »

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May 2016

Short Attention Span Theatre AUDITIONS! NEW DATES!

May 5, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 6, 2016

NEW DATES FOR SAST AUDITIONS! Sorry for the late notice and we apologize for any inconvenience! OPEN AUDITIONS! SATURDAY, APRIL 30 @ 11am TUESDAY, MAY 3 @ 7pm THURSDAY, MAY 5 @ 7pm PERFORMANCE DATES: THREE WEEKENDS! June 24 - July 10 ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION! Those who wish to audition but are unable to attend auditions are invited to contact the theater at 410-810-2060 to make other arrangements. We are also looking for volunteers and stage crew including Read more »

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May First Friday – Revolutionary Theatre!

Revolutionary Theatre Directed by Bradley Chaires Showing at 5:30pm and again at 6:15pm  

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Albert Cummings & Band – part of the Blues Series

May 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

“The blues is best served up live, with an enthusiastic audience and a killin’ band, and that’s exactly what guitarist Albert Cummings does. Cummings effortlessly shifts from chimney subdued stylings to raucous roadhouse raunch to soaring yet stinging lead lines, driving his audience to frenzy in all the right places.” – Guitar Edge Magazine Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy. Taken with Read more »

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Chestertown Tea Party Festival Weekend

2016 Schedule Schedule is subject to change without notice! Please check back! Events at the Garfield Center for the Arts Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:00 AM Exhibit opens 9:30 AM Colonial clothing demonstration (Lobby) (INVITED) 11:00 AM Revolutionary Theatre - 12:00 PM Chester River Chorale 12:45 PM The New Gospelites – A cappella gospel music 1:15 PM CAWS Animal Puppet Show 1:30 PM Gabe Stone 2:00 PM TEA PARTY RE-ENACTMENT 2:45 PM Stephen Christoff 3:15 PM Colonial clothing demonstration (Lobby) Read more »

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June 2016

June First Friday – Narnia Cabaret

Youth-focused, volunteer-run open mic in Chestertown, Maryland, with a vision to connect and inspire our community. Bringing together visual artists, beginner to professional musicians, poets, and everything in-between. A project of Kent Massive & Unknowne Landes.

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Jarekus Singleton – part of the Blues Series

June 10, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

At just 30 years old, Jarekus Singleton is a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues. Springing from the same Mississippi soil as Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Singleton’s cutting-edge sound—equally rooted in rap, rock and blues traditions—is all his own. He melds hip-hop wordplay, rock energy and R&B grooves with contemporary and traditional blues, turning audiences of all ages into devoted fans. With his untamed guitar licks and strong, soulful voice effortlessly Read more »

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Camilo Carrara & Friends part of the National Music Festival

June 18, 2016 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, June 18 / 4PM / $12 Purchase tickets on the National Music Festival website - click here Camilo Carrara holds a degree in classical guitar from the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo. He is presently finishing a Masters Degree in Strategic Marketing Management at the São Paulo University School of Economics and Administration. His diverse career includes being music producer, performer on guitar, mandolin and other strummed instruments, arranger, composer and teacher. His Read more »

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July 2016

Short Attention Span Theatre!

July 10, 2016 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 10, 2016

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 10, 2016

Short Attention Span Theatre 10-Minute Play Festival 3 weekends! June 24 - July 10 Fridays & Saturdays @ 8PMSundays @ 3PM Powered by Eventbrite Join us for an engaging evening of 10-minute plays, designed to hold your attention forJUST.LONG.ENOUGH. The Play Festival will showcase a range of actors, directors and authors. DIRECTORS: Bryan Betley Sarah Crump Tia Marie Glomb Diane Landskroener Jim Landskroener Hester Sachse Mark Sullivan Keith Thompson

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September 2016

KENT MASSIVE

September 3, 2016 @ 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The 6th Annual KENT MASSIVE returns to the Garfield Center for the Arts this Labor Day weekend. Get ready for the most diverse small-town music festival on the Eastern Shore! BUY TICKETS Kent Massive is a youth-focused alternative music festival that brings diverse artists and audiences together to give inspiration and drive to the areas music scene. This year's lineup features: Dogs & Day Drinkers: heavy metal from Rock Hall, MD Kotic Couture: unique hip-hop from Baltimore via Butlertown, MD Read more »

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The Sherman Holmes Project with George Kilby, Jr. – part of the Blues Series

September 9, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

For 35 years, with 10 acclaimed albums and thousands of live performances, The Holmes Brothers’ jubilant and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and country has been captivating audiences around the world. Their spine-tingling three-part harmony singing, mixing Wendell’s gruff and gravelly vocals with Popsy’s soaring falsetto and Sherman’s rich baritone, brings the spirit of gospel-inflected deep soul music into every song they perform. The band expertly blends Saturday night’s roadhouse rock and blues with the Read more »

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2016 Chestertown Jazz Festival

September 10, 2016
Wilmer Park Chestertown, MD 21620 United States + Google Map

MORE MUSIC! MORE JAZZ! MORE VENUES! THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 FESTIVAL KICKOFF at THE MAINSTAY, Rock Hall, Md. Chuck Redd and La Lucha 7:30 pm, $25 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 BLUES CONCERT at THE GARFIELD CENTER The Sherman Holmes Project with George Kilby 8:00 pm, $30 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 JAZZ FESTIVAL at WILMER PARK $30, Students $15, Under 12 Free Lena Seikaly / Giacamo Gates Gregor Huebner / The Greg Hatza ORGANization SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 CROWFEST at CROW WINERY, Kennedyville, Md. Music Read more »

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Chestertown Harry Potter Festival Weekend

September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic at the second annual Chestertown Harry Potter Festival on September 30 - October 2, 2016. Explore our colonial river town and join us for spectacular activities and events, for children and adults—wizards and muggles alike. The festival aims to celebrate the spirit and theme of Harry Potter while promoting our local community and its arts. This year's festival will benefit the Garfield Center for the Arts Read more »

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October 2016

Sue Foley Band – part of the Blues Series

October 7, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sue Foley is a multi-award winning musician and of the one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. Foley spent her early childhood in Canada, mesmerized by her father’s guitar and started her professional career at sixteen. By twenty-one, she was living in Austin, TX and recording for Antone’s—the esteemed blues record label and historic nightclub that helped launch the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Foley’s first release, Young Girl Blues, quickly rooted her unique talents as a Read more »

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The Pam Ortiz Band – Downrigging Weekend

October 28, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday, October 28th @ 7pm - The Pam Ortiz Band General $15 Powered by Eventbrite Join us as we celebrate Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend with an evening of songs of the sea, water and ships. It promises to be a fun night of new songs, old and new friends . The Pam Ortiz band has performed sold out Downrigging shows for the past four years. Join the celebration as it moves to Friday night at the Garfield Center for the Performing Read more »

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Holy Ghost Tent Revival – Downrigging Weekend

October 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday, October 29th @ 8pm - Holy Ghost Tent Revival General $25 / Student $15 Powered by Eventbrite MORE AT THE GARFIELD: Friday, October 28th @ 7pm - The Pam Ortiz Band DOWNRIGGING SCHEDULE: Visit the Sultana website for a complete schedule of events.

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November 2016

The Nighthawks – part of the Blues Series

November 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Over more than three decades, The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest-working bands around. Their live shows are legendary. Founded in the Washington, D.C. area in 1972, the ‘Hawks’ were a roots band before anyone had come up with the term. Their mix of blues, rock, rockabilly, soul and swing appeals to a widely diverse audience, built over years of touring throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. The band’s current lineup features founding Read more »

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December 2016

Support the Arts, Support the Garfield!

Dear Friends, If you have already made a donation to the Garfield we would like to express our heartfelt thanks for your generosity to our organization! The Garfield Center for the Arts is more than bricks and mortar, more than just a local non-profit. With a mission “to invigorate the cultural life of our community by nurturing, celebrating and supporting arts and artists through performance and education,” The Garfield Center for the Arts is the very heart of our vibrant Read more »

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January 2017

MLK Commemoration Concert

LIFT UP Our Voices IN SONG SATURDAY JANUARY 14, 2017 5PM Dedicated to the memoryof Rev. Clarence Hawkins THE GARFIELD CENTER FOR THE ARTS & KENT COUNTY ARTS COUNCILPRESENT THE 6TH ANNUAL COMMEMORATION CONCERT FOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. FEATURING MUSIC, POETRY, DANCE AND SPOKEN WORD. ADMISSION IS FREE, DONATIONS ENCOURAGED AND WILL GO TO THE CHARITIES SUPPORTED BY THE MLK BREAKFAST EVENT*. THE GARFIELD CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE PRINCE THEATRE 410-810-2060 210 HIGH STREET CHESTERTOWN, MD Read more »

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Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy

Saturday, January 28, 2017 Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboy GENERAL ADMISSION $30 / STUDENTS $20 SERIES SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE! SAVE $25! $125 Single Subscription / $250 Couple Subscription CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE Powered by Eventbrite Jonathan Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd "one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years." Read more »

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February 2017

Mardi Gras Dance Party

Mardi Gras Masquerade, Music & Dance Party February 24, 2017 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Non-stop live Music 7 – 10 p.m. Bands: The Dixie Power Trio and Philip Dutton & the Alligators Hors D’oeuvres provided by Krewe members King Cakes served half way through the evening Cash bar - Beer and Wine Garfield to serve special drink – Hurricanes Tickets: $30 General Admission with backpack donation, $25 General Admission, $15 Students Powered by Eventbrite Revelers will participate in the Read more »

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March 2017

12th Annual Women Helping Women

The theme for the 12th Annual WHW Concert is SHINE A LIGHT! This concert always sells out! Please purchase tickets EARLY! LIVE STREAM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15! Can’t make it to the show? You don’t have to miss a thing! Watch the 'live stream' of the concert on Ustream - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/W8p6aAYuXKD Special thanks to Steve Payne​ at Sundown Studio in Rock Hall!   WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO SELLING OUT!  You can still purchase tickets by calling the box office Read more »

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The Leyla McCalla Trio – ROOTS Series

Saturday, March 18, 2017 The Leyla McCalla Trio GENERAL ADMISSION $30 / STUDENTS $20 SERIES SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE! SAVE $25! $125 Single Subscription / $250 Couple Subscription CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE Powered by Eventbrite Leyla McCalla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at Read more »

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12th Annual KENNY Awards

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 7:00PM Show Highlights & Award Ceremony followed by a reception HONORINGTHE CREATORS AND CAST OF RED DEVIL MOON Garfield Center for the Arts 210 High StreetChestertown, MD 21620 RSVP LeslieRaimond@gmail.com by March 14, 2017

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May 2017

SAST Open Auditions!

May 7 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 5, 2017

One event on May 7, 2017 at 11:00am

The Garfield Center for the Arts seeks actors for “Short Attention Span Theatre” (our annual 10-minute play festival) and “Hey! Wait a Minute!” (One-minute plays). Auditions will take place at the Garfield Center on the following dates: Tuesday, May 2 @ 7pm Thursday, May 4 @ 7pm Sunday, May 7 @ 11am Actors should be prepared to do cold readings from provided scripts. No experience is necessary. Short Attention Span Theatre will run three weekends: June 23-25, June 30-July 2, Read more »

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June 2017

The Steel Wheels – ROOTS Series

Friday, June 9, 2017 The Steel Wheels GENERAL ADMISSION $30 / STUDENTS $20 Powered by Eventbrite The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival. Some things come to be in their own time, Read more »

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July 2017

Short Attention Span Theatre

July 9 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 9, 2017

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 9, 2017

JUNE 23 - JULY 9 General Admission $15 Students $5 Fridays and Saturdays @ 8PM Sundays @ 3PM Producers Diane Landskroener & Mark Sullivan Become a sponsor of Short Attention Span Theatre and see your name in lights! Click here to find out more! Powered by Eventbrite

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David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience – ROOTS Series

Saturday, July 22, 2017 David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience GENERAL ADMISSION $30 / STUDENTS $20 SERIES SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE! SAVE $25! $125 Single Subscription / $250 Couple Subscription CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE Powered by Eventbrite David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience takes the audience through the late country legend's career, covering Early Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash & June Carter, and the Folsom Prison Concert Era. Those who see his performance will know what it must have been like to see Read more »

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September 2017

Chestertown Jazz festival Weekend September 7-10

Powered by Eventbrite COMPLETE JAZZ FEST WEEKEND SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 FESTIVAL KICKOFF at THE MAINSTAY Main Street, Rock Hall Katie Thiroux For tickets call The Mainstay at 410-639-9133 7:30 pm, $25 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 GARFIELD CENTER FOR THE ARTS BLUES CONCERT - Hannah Gill and The Hours 8:00 pm SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 WILMER PARK Chestertown Jazz Festival Park opens at 11:00 am Advance Adult Ticket $25, $30 at Gate FESTIVAL LINE UP: 11:30 Gospel Opening 12:15 Capital Focus 1:15 Read more »

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Hannah Gill & The Hours – ROOTS Series

Friday, September 8, 2017 Hannah Gill & The Hours GENERAL ADMISSION $25 / STUDENTS $15 Powered by Eventbrite Hannah Gill & The Hours combines 70s lo-fi pop and rock with contemporary soul and blues and transforms them into sweet and sultry songs that overflow with feeling. Steered by soulful 19-year old vocal powerhouse and songwriter Hannah Gill combined with skilled guitarist, songwriter and arranger Brad Hammonds, the group offers up music with contagious melodies and wise lyrics. Each song presents Read more »

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October 2017

2017 Chestertown Harry Potter Festival Weekend

A Weekend of Magic: in Chestertown, Maryland Join us! October 6-7, 2017 Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic at the third annual Chestertown Harry Potter Festival. Explore our colonial river town and join us for spectacular activities and events, for children and adults—wizards and muggles alike. For more information and a complete schedule of events visit the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival website by clicking here.

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Downrigging Weekend – Lecture

Friday, October 27 / 8PM The Street of Ships: The Recovery and Rebirth of New York’s South Street Seaport Museum With South Street Seaport Museum Executive Director Jonathan Boulware   Friday, October 27 / 8:00pm Garfield Center for the Arts / 210 High Street   Capt. Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City will provide an entertaining, historical, celebratory tour through the history of the port of New York; the Museum that aims to Read more »

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Downrigging-The Pam Ortiz Band

Saturday, October 28 / 8PM $15 THE PAM ORTIZ BAND Saturday, October 28 / 8:00pm / $15 Garfield Center for the Performing Arts / 210 High Street Partner event with the Garfield Center for the Arts Celebrate Sultana’s Downrigging Weekend with an evening of songs of the sea, water and ships by the Pam Ortiz Band. It promises to be a fun night of new songs, old and new friends . Powered by Eventbrite

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