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A What's Up? Weekend 07/06/17

Jul 06, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Making Moves in Nashville: The Morrison Brothers Band Takes Country to New Heights

Moving on from local clubs in Washington, D.C. to Music City in Nashville, Tennessee, The Morrison Brothers Band are making moves to reinvent their sound and get their name heard.

The band, consisting of brothers Willie (vocals) and Truman (guitar) Morrison, Kevin (guitar) and Matt (drums) Nolan, and honorary brother Derrick Royer (bass) were discovered by Nashville recording artist and fellow D.C. native, Maggie Rose.

Fusing elements of southern rock and country, with a newly added genre of funk, The Morrison Brothers Band is currently working on their third offering, including their newest upcoming single, “Loud Love,” set for release on July 14th.

Don’t miss the chance to hear The Morrison Brothers Band, with appearances by Them Vibes and Tom Maxwell, perform their newly released single at Gypsy Sally’s on Friday, July 14th, 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and the event is 21 and over.


The What's Up? Weekend Rundown

Anne Arundel County

The High & Wides at Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series – Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis
Thursday, July 6th, 7–8:30 p.m.
Enjoy 10 weeks of folk, classic rock, soul, swing, Celtic, island rhythm, jazzy, bluesy, randomly surprising music on the beach! Live music by local bands against the scenic back-drop of the Chesapeake Bay. Beer, wine, signature cocktails, and food available for purchase. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating during the concert.

Kelly Bell Band at Annapolis Towne Centre Summer Concert Series – Annapolis Towne Centre, Annapolis
Friday, July 7th, 7–8:30 p.m.
Grab your blankets, chairs, and your favorite dance partner for a relaxing summer evening at the Annapolis Towne Centre during their Friday Night Summer Concert Series featuring a rockin’ beer and wine garden, visits from participating restaurants and retailers, and so much more! Voted as “best band” in the Mid-Atlantic, the Kelly Bell Band plays an electrifying combo of hip-hop, funk, and blues.

Women’s Distance Festival 5K/Run After the Women 5K– West Annapolis Elementary School, Annapolis
Saturday, July 8th, 7:45 a.m.
In its 38th year, the Annapolis Strider's Women's Distance Festival (WDF) is leg six of the Road Runners Club Association (RRCA) WDF Grand Prix Series. The Annapolis Striders WDF also features a Men’s Race after the Women (RATW), which is celebrating its 33rd year. The women will begin at 7:45 a.m. with the men following at 8:30 a.m. This is a race for runners and walkers of all levels of abilities. Awards will be given to the first, second, and third place overall, 10-year age groups, and to the first mother/daughter team.

Raise a Glass (or a Musket) to Freedom at London Town– Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater
Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Step back in time to the contentious days surrounding the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary London Town. Join the Continental Army or Continental Marines for musket drills, debates of the merits of independence in William Brown's tavern, and explore how colonists made a living at a Carpenters' Shop and Tenement. Return on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. for the Toast to Independence Party. Raise a glass to freedom like a founding father. There will be costumed interpreters in the uniforms of Continental forces. Live music performed by the Ship's Company Chanteymen will set a festive tone in our historic area. Enjoy cold beer and a warm food truck.

The Nextival – Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville
Saturday, July 8th, 11:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Head over to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds for Maryland’s largest food truck music festival! With over 50 food trucks and vendors, there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. This family friendly event will feature kids’ entertainment, jumpy houses, carnival games, Legos, and live entertainment on the main stage. Entertainers include The Elovators, Pressing Strings, Pasadena, Kendall Street Company, Skribe, Gingerwolf, Kavoossi, and more!

The Bacon Brothers – Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis
Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th, 6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
The Bacon Brothers are anything but a typical rock band. Brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, each accomplished in their own right, play gritty rock that is unapologetically unique and authentic. Their style can best be described by their first album entitled, Forosoco, a word that describes their blend of folk, rock, soul, and country influences. Now, nearly 20 years later, The Bacon Brothers continue to impress audiences and critics with their soulful sound and their latest album offering entitled 36 Cents.

Fractal Cat at Quiet Waters Park Summer Concert Series – Quiet Waters, Annapolis
Saturday, July 8th, 6–8 p.m.
Join the Friends of Quiet Waters Park this summer for a fantastic line up of performing artists at the annual Summer Outdoor Concert Series. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs for an enjoyable evening at the parks outdoor concert venue. Baltimore band Fractal Cat emphasizes classic songwriting, a strong vocal presence, and a multilayered psychedelic sound. Originally the solo studio endeavor of songwriter Miles Gannett, the project evolved into a six-piece rock ensemble. Fractal Cat weaves pop songs and vocal craft influenced by greats from Buddy Holly to Smokey Robinson.

Eastern Shore

Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Association Annual Show – Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Association, Easton
Thursday, July 6th, 12 p.m. and Friday, July 7th–Sunday, July 9th, 10 a.m.
Spend four days on a family adventure through the rural history of the region. Numerous buildings will house various displays including steam engines, tractors, antique cars, a belt driven machine shop, and more. Demonstrations of antique machinery and early craft techniques happen throughout the show grounds. Don’t miss this large flea market and crafts! Come spend the day strolling the shady grounds, enjoying good food, and live entertainment.

Clean Water Concert Series – Tidewater Inn, Easton
Saturday, July 8th, 6 p.m.
The Clean Water Concert Series, organized by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in partnership with the Avalon Foundation, offers free live music and family friendly, educational activities hosted by local environmental and community groups. The series is a way to celebrate our community and raise awareness about what we can all do to help restore health to local rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. Come out to a groove-filled evening of music by the crowd-pleasing XPD’s! They have been together for over 30 years and know how to get their audiences up and dancing with a wide range of musical styles. Plan to arrive at 6 p.m. to check out exhibitors and provide a testimonial about Clean Water for MCTV- Channel 15.

Taste of Cambridge – Downtown Cambridge
Saturday, July 8th, 5–10 p.m.
Celebrating its 13th year, Taste of Cambridge returns to the Eastern Shore in downtown Cambridge. Marked as the town’s largest annual street festival, the attractions will include live music, featuring the sounds of Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddy’s, a crab cook-off, contests, and more! Vote for your favorite dish during the crab cook-off across five categories including best crab cake, crab soup, Maryland style crap soup, and more. Local restaurants will be competing for “Best of” dish in each category for People’s Choice and Judges Choice. Enjoy the family friendly street festival with watermelon eating contests, hula hoop contests, and so much more.


Rock the Dock Concert Series – Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa
Thursday, July 6th–Sunday, July 9th, times vary
Enjoy music on the bay with great food and drinks! Bring your friends and sit on the beach and relax at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music by The Winstons, Big T (DJ), 2 4 U Band, and The Nowhere Men. Prices and times vary.

Delmarva Shorebirds vs. Lakewood BlueClaws – Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, Salisbury
Thursday, July 6th, 7:05 p.m.
Root for the Shorebirds as they take on the BlueClaws! Kiss 95.9 Thirsty Thursday: Enjoy 16 oz. cans of Miller Lite and Coors Light; as well as, 16 ounce Pepsi fountain drinks for just $2.

Bowie Baysox – Prince George’s Stadium, Bowie
Thursday, July 6th and Friday, July 7th, 7:05 p.m., and Saturday, July 8th, 6:35 p.m.
Come watch the Baysox as they take on the Harford Yard Goats on July 6th, and the Richmond Flying Squirrels on July 7th and 8th!

Flashlight Music Festival – Canton Waterfront Park, Baltimore
Saturday, July 8th, 3–11 p.m.
Flashlight, a first-ever music festival in Baltimore, will raise funds and awareness to end homelessness at Canton Waterfront Park. Thousands of people will gather to enjoy some of the best bands from Baltimore. Festival-goers will enjoy live music, food and drinks offered by local food truck vendors, activities, and a laser light show powered by Image Engineering. Entertainment will include music from Kelly Bell Band, Black Alley, Sweet Leda, Waverunner, Kissi B and TDNJ, The Out of Water eXperience, and a headliner act to be announced.

Tony Denikos and the Working Poor at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre Summer Concert Series – Waugh Chapel Towne Center, Gambrills
Saturday, July 8th, 7–8:30 p.m.
Grab your blankets, chairs, and your favorite dance partner for a relaxing summer evening at the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre during their Saturday Night Summer Concert Series featuring a wonderful beer and wine garden! Tony Denikos and the Working Poor have a modern-Americana style with deep roots; authentic music that’s witty, purposeful and reflective.

Paint it! Ellicott City – Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City
Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th, times vary
Artists from around the region will gather in Historic Ellicott City to participate in Paint It! Ellicott City, an annual plein air painting event. This paint-out weekend will culminate with an exhibit of the juried artists' work at the Howard County Center for the Arts (HCCA). For three days, artists will set up their easels throughout the Ellicott City historic district, striving to capture the scenic mill town and all its charms. Members of the public are invited to see the artists at work while strolling Main Street’s sidewalks and shops. Artists and art students from the community can also join in the fun, painting alongside the juried artists as Open Paint-Out participants. The weekend will also include a Quick Draw competition on Saturday. 

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