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Summer at City Dock This Sunday

Aug 01, 2011 10:28PM ● By Anonymous

Though their sounds are wildly different, the talent coming from the two performing goups at Summer at City Dock this week is sure to impress music lovers of all genres. From the soul-filled voice of Gillian Thompson to the mellow, engaging sound of the Walking Sticks and guest singer, Chelsea Lee, there is no question that talent is the order of the day on Sunday, August 7th.

The fun begins at 2 pm with family-friendly magic tricks provided by Glenn’s Magic--- and free boat rides from Duffy Electric Boats.

Then at 3:00 powerhouse singer Gillian Thompson takes center stage with a voice that mesmerizes audiences and will surely have those on the dock dancing.

At 5:00 twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst, better known now as the Walking Sticks, take over, playing rich harmonies reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel. The brothers have performed at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club, Virginia’s Jammin’ Java, NYC’s Mercury Lounge, Baltimore’s Rams Head Live, and other elite venues up and down the East Coast. With the velvet-voiced Chelsea Lee by their side this Sunday, this team will impress anyone fortunate enough to hear them.

Every Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, City Dock comes alive from 2:00 to 7:00 pm with family-friendly street performers, and the best in local musical talent, with face painters, magicians, and balloon artists and more filling in throughout the day. Now in its the third year, the series is supported by the City of Annapolis and local businesses who want to bring visitors and residents alike to Annapolis’ historic downtown district. Attendees are encouraged to bring down their own lawn chairs. Food is offered at the Dock from series sponsors Jimmy Johns Sandwiches and Chick and Ruth’s Delly will be selling their famous crabcakes at the nearby newly opened Market House.

NEXT WEEK IS SPCA DAY featuring Amazing Disc Dogs! Other performers slated to take to the stage this summer include: Brian, Mary, and Neal, La Unica, Mama Jama, Pressing Strings, Bobby and the Believers, and more, plus a full slate of entertaining street performers. See for the full schedule. Susan C. Campbell Park is located at #1 Dock Street in Downtown Annapolis’ Historic District.

Attendees are encouraged to park free at the State Garage on Rowe Blvd. or any of the uptown garages off of West Street and call the always-free e-cruiser shuttles to take them down to City Dock. The dispatch number to call for a ride is 443-481-2422.

The series is presented by ARINC and co-sponsored by the City of Annapolis, Severn Bank, Premier Planning Group, Advanced Pain Management, Chick and Ruth’s Delly, Zips $1.99 Dry Cleaners, e-cruisers, Duffy Boats, Adek, Destination Annapolis, Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop, Landmarks, and Scotlaur Inn, Media sponsors are What’s Up Media Group, and WRNR radio.

ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide.

The series is being produced by Muse Entertainment, LLC, a production, marketing, and PR firm based in Annapolis. For more information and additional sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please visit: or call 443.370.5194 or email info@summeratcitydockcom.


Contact: Suzie Galler, 203.858.3389