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A What's Up? Weekend 09/15/16

Sep 15, 2016 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

On the Road with The Bacon Brothers

Growing up, Kevin and Michael Bacon both had a passion for music, but chose to take different career paths. Kevin pursued a career in acting, becoming one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed actors (Footloose, Apollo 13, The Following), while older brother Michael was becoming known for his numerous award-winning film and TV scores.

With their collective desire for music, the two came together in 1995 and formed, The Bacon Brothers, with a very unique and authentic sound. Both brothers can be seen on vocals and guitar, but Michael also plays the cello while Kevin can be seen on percussion. In September 2014, the brothers released their seventh album, 36 cents.

Check out their newest single, “Driver,” here.

The Bacon Brothers will be performing at Rams Head On Stage Saturday, September 24th, 6:30 p.m  & 9:30 p.m , and Sunday, September 25th, 5:30 p.m  & 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.50 and the event is 21 and over. This show has been rescheduled from June 3rd & 4th, all tickets will be honored.

Check out our exclusive interview with The Bacon Brothers here.

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

Blazers Bourbon Cigars
Thursday, September 15th, 6–9 p.m.
Join Historic Annapolis as they host the original premier Gentlemen’s event of the fall at the William Paca House and Garden. Enjoy an evening filled with blazers, bourbon, scotch, rum tastings, cigars, and delicious food from the area’s finest chefs. All proceeds support the preservation and education mission of the non-profit Historic Annapolis, Inc. General Admission tickets are $75, VIP tickets are $175, and host committee tickets are $500.

Annapolis Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, September 17th, 12–6 p.m.
Drink, eat, and relax at the 5th Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium! Sample over 120 beers from more than 50 regional and national craft breweries, attend informative seminars, enjoy live entertainment, taste fine cuisine from several food concessions, and stroll among the festival shops for one-of-a-kind gifts from the arts and crafts exhibitors. General admission tickets are $40 and include unlimited tastings of all beers, designated driver tickets are $20, ages 13-20 are $10, and children 12 and under are free!

Anne Arundel County Fair
Thursday, September 15th through Sunday, September 18th, times vary
For more than 63 years, the Anne Arundel County Fair has been amusing visitors of all ages with fun contests including hog calling and watermelon eating! Booths feature everything from homemade wine and home-brewed beer to furniture and one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations. Kids will enjoy the amusement rides, illusionist show, 4H Club animals and interactive car racing. There’s something for everyone!

Taste of the Chesapeake 2016
Thursday, September 15th, 5:30–9 p.m.
The Taste of the Chesapeake, a hallmark community event, will be held at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. As always, it will be a lively Chesapeake celebration of unique local food and drink, live music, silent auction, and a spotlight program to honor the 2016 environmental leadership award winners! This year’s event will be extra special as the Alliance celebrates its 45th Sapphire Anniversary. Tickets are $125 for non-members and $100 for members.

Hospice Cup Shore Party
Saturday, September 17th, 5–9 p.m.
This year marks 35 years of raising sails, funds and awareness for Hospice care. In 2016, the plan is to raise funds to cover costs not normally covered by Medicare.  These include art therapy, massage and bereavement services. The regatta draws racers from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia with a variety of trophies to compete for. The Shore Party takes place at Bert Jabin Yacht Yard. Enjoy live music by the Shatners, an 80s cover band, great food catered by Paul's Homewood Cafe, open bar and silent auction. This is a not to be missed event!

Art in Action Fall Street Festival
Saturday, September 17th, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Join the Annapolis Design District for their second annual Art in Action - Fall Street Festival. They will be unveiling beautiful new murals to the Annapolis Design District by Urban Walls Brazil. There will be food and drink vendors, a beer garden, local artisans and crafters, live music, a kids' zone, and much more! Admission and street parking are free, but donations will be collected to support the Annapolis Design District Mural Project and the Anne Arundel County Public Library.

Boatyard Beach Bash
Saturday, September 17th, 5:30–10 p.m.
Annapolis Maritime Museum hosts the 12th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash at their waterfront property in Eastport. With Coral Reefers, Peter Mayer, Brendan Mayer and Doyle Grisham, as well as world-class musicians, John Frinzi, Scott Kirby, Aaron Scherz, James White and JD Spradlin from Radio Margaritaville set to perform, this is a rare opportunity to enjoy these world class artists in an intimate setting. General admission is $75 and VIP is $125.

Eggs by the Chesapeake
Saturday, September 17th, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
This year Chesapeake Spas, Inc. will be hosting the 4th Annual “Eggs by the Chesapeake” in Edgewater. This event will showcase Eggheads and their favorite recipes to cook on the Big Green Egg. We will be having 15 eggs on site for the cooks use. These eggs will be sold prior to the event and be ready for pick-up at the conclusion of the event.

Spa Creek Paddlefest
Saturday, September 17th, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Enjoy a day of fun on Spa Creek. Take an on-water guided tour, paddle at your leisure, enjoy food and drinks, and learn about the challenges to restoring the creek so that it will again be fishable and swimmable. All human powered paddlers and vessels are welcome to attend. Bring your own craft or use a stand up paddle board from Capital SUP. Fun activities and prizes for all ages. Kid and dog friendly!

Seventh Annual Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer
Sunday, September 18th, 7–11:30 a.m.
An inspiring, wonderful event to promote awareness of ovarian cancer, to honor survivors and to remember those lost to this disease.The Amazing Arundelair Chorus will be part of the entertainment with fabulous raffle items and door prizes. There are awards for various runner age groups; delicious refreshments; spirit tent and fun for the whole family. Please join us for this worthwhile cause!

Eastern Shore

Ocean City Bikefest
Thursday, September 15th through Sunday, September 18th, times vary
OC Bikefest in conjunction with Delmarva Bike Week draws 170,000+ motorcycle enthusiasts to Maryland's Eastern Shore. There are a two official locations in Ocean City at the Inlet and the Convention Center, OC Bikefest hosts a full band line up for 2016 with KIX, Slaughter and Autograph Thursday September 15th, STYX and Candlebox Friday September 16th, and 3 Doors Down, Pop Evil, and Red Sun Rising Saturday September 17th.

Tri Tilghman
Saturday, September 17th, 7 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The Tri Tilghman at the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is a unique way to explore the Bay Hundred area of Talbot County. The event begins with a three-mile kayak course that will start at the Knapp's Narrows Drawbridge, through the Narrows into Harris Creek and back to the start. After, you will hop on your bicycle and complete an 8.2 scenic bike ride, and cap off the event with a 3.1 mile (5k) run through the small village of Tilghman's Island.

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center’s Wet & Wild Auction
Saturday, September 17th, 6–9 p.m.
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center’s 12th Annual Wet & Wild Silent and Live Auction will take place in Grasonville. Attendees will savor appetizers and dinner catered by The Narrows Restaurant. The live and silent auction items will be interesting and unique. To help people get out and enjoy the wonders of nature, many of the items will be outdoor experiences and recreational gear.

24th Annual Native American Festival
Saturday, September 17th, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Sunday, September 18th, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Nause Waiwash Band of Indians hosts a Powwow in Vienna during the second weekend after Labor Day. They are the remaining decedents of Native people that fled to the marshes years ago to avoid capture. Here they gather from all corners of the United States to sing, dance, eat, create, and share aspects of their culture that have faded with time. History comes to life with elaborate clothing, hand crafted items, tools, and food from recipes generations strong.

12th Annual Ride for Clean Rivers
Sunday, September 18th, 8 a.m.
Ride the beautiful back roads of Talbot and Queen Anne's Counties in support of clean water for our Midshore rivers. Ride for Clean Rivers features metric (62-mile), 35-mile, and a 20-mile rides. All rides have SAG support and have food and drink at each rest stop. All rides will start and finish at Chesapeake College, culminating in an outdoor barbecue celebration and music. All are welcome to the join the BBQ afterwards, but all non-riders must pay a $15 donation to the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy.


Saturday, September 17th, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Come for a doggone great family day at the Dogfest Walk & Festival at the Baltimore Human Society. Festivities include a walkathon, games, contests, swimming for dogs, demonstrations, and lots of food! Meet adoptable dogs, cats, and rescue groups. There will be a kids corner with crafts, face-paint, moon bounce, and all new Brick Bodies Obstacle Fitness course and Marshy Point Nature Center Animal Program. Your dog can bowl a game of 10 pins, play hide ‘n seek, and run agility courses. Enter your pup in Best of the Fest photo contest, Best Kisser contest, Best Costume, and more!

Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, September 18th, 1:10 p.m.
It's football season and anything can happen! Head over to FedEx Field and cheer on the Redskins as they take on the Dallas Cowboys!

33rd Annual Maryland Wine Festival
Saturday, September 17th, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Sunday, September 18th, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Fine wine, great music, fabulous food and unique crafts – The Maryland Wine Festival offers all of this and so much more. Over 30 Maryland wineries gather here so that you may savor your favorite vintages, expand your palate and add new Maryland wines to your repertoire. So, lay out your blanket or set up your chairs and join us for a weekend of music, food, fun and most of all: Maryland wine.

Elkton Fall Fest
Friday, September 16th, 5–9 p.m. & Sunday, September 17th, 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
Join this memorable experience as Elkton Fall Fest hosts a car show and kick-off party Friday night with the Real Diamond Show. Keep the celebrations going on Saturday with a variety of activities and entertainment for all ages! There will be crafters, vendors, contests, children’s games, pony rides, a moon bounce, and so much more!

The Great Frederick Fair
Friday, September 16th through Saturday, September 24th, times vary
Come enjoy the 154th Great Frederick Fair! The fair is Frederick County's single largest event, featuring some 18,000 competitive exhibits, ranging from livestock, home arts, farm and garden to 4-H/FFA, and tons of live music!

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