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A What's Up? Weekend 08/31/17

Aug 31, 2017 04:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

Photo by Joseph Llanes

Leaving Their Fingerprints on the World: Eli Young Band Celebrates Newest Album

Growing up with their passion for music, Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones, and Chris Thompson couldn’t resist jamming together during their college days, ultimately resulting in a decade-plus career as the Eli Young Band.

With their Texas roots, this talented foursome has consistently won over the hearts of fans with their three No. 1 singles, “Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” and “Drunk Last Night.”

Following the success from their chart-topping album in 2014, the Eli Young Band was feeling more inspired than ever and dug deep into their personal lives to create their sixth studio album, FINGERPRINTS. Throughout the 11-song tracklist, it’s evident they’ve made the right choice with their debut single “Saltwater Gospel” and their latest offering, “Skin & Bones,” both of which have made an impressive number of plays per week on SiruisXM’s The Highway.

Don’t miss this band of brothers on Monday, September 4th, 4–7 p.m. at the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa. Tickets range from $29–50.

See what bassist Jon Jones had to say about their newest album and the evolution of the Eli Young Band.

The What's Up? Weekend Rundown


Scout & Molly's Boutique Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey Victims
Thursday, August 31st - September 5th
Shop for a good cause! Scout & Molly's Boutique will be donating 10% of all sales to the people and pets impacted by Hurricane Harvey from August 31st - September 5th. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross and the Houston SPCA. 

Maryland Renaissance Festival 
Saturday, September 2nd & Sunday, September 3rd, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
The region’s premier outdoor event and second largest Renaissance Festival in the country is celebrating its 41st season at Revel Grove. Travel back in time as you immerse yourself in the culture of a 16th-century English village, complete with King Henry VIII and his court. A playground of fun, frivolity, and wondrous performances thrill more than 300,000 visitors each year. The almost continuous entertainment on all 10 stages features many returning favorite performers! Music fills the village, from sea chanties to Celtic drums, you’ll move to the rhythm of more than 100 musical performers.

First Sunday Arts Festival
Sunday, September 3rd, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
With over 130 local and regional artists filling the streets, parks selling a wide range of handcrafted items and art including jewelry, glass, wood turnings, pottery, clothing, books, decorative items, photography and fine art, this is a not-to-be-missed event! Adding to the art scene and fun, there will be cafe dining, wine tastings, food trucks, live music, and artist demonstrations throughout.

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra: Summer Concert Series
Sunday, September 3rd, 5:30 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. The ASO is the largest performing arts organization in Anne Arundel County and the backbone of our arts community.

Eastern Shore

Monty Alexander Jazz Festival
Friday, September 1st through September 3rd, Times vary
The Monty Alexander Jazz Festival returns with performances from Monty Alexander, Bria Skonberg, Navy’s Jazz Commodores, Sean Jones, and more.

Talbot County First Weekend
Friday, September 1st,4 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and new exhibits while browsing Easton’s artisans and art galleries during Easton’s First Weekend event.

Charity Boat Auction
Saturday, September 2nd, 8 a.m.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting its 20th annual Charity Boat Auction with proceeds benefiting the children and adults served by CBMM. The event also includes a flea market-style tag sale in which visitors are able to purchase a variety of used boating gear, including ground tackle, electrical equipment, hardware, rope or chain, ladders, fishing tackle, motors, and more.

Stayin’ Alive Bull and Oyster Roast
Sunday, September 3rd, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
This Labor Day weekend you can “party with a purpose” at the Cambridge Yacht Club. Baywater Animal Rescue is hosting a Bull and Oyster Roast to help raise funds for the animals of Dorchester County. Enjoy a live and silent auction, music, fun, and lots of food!

Western Shore

Maryland State Fair 
Thursday, August 31st through Sunday September 3rd, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Celebrating its 136th year, the unFAIRgettable Maryland State Fair returns. The fair will feature the thrills and chills, sights, sounds and aromas of numerous Midway and Kidde Land rides, your favorite fair games and food, strolling entertainers, live entertainment, crafters corner, tons of competitions and shows, and so much more!

IL Divo 
Thursday, August 31st, 8 p.m.
Evoking romance, drama, love, and passion, classical crossover quartet Il Divo (Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard, Carlos Marin, and David Miller) has enjoyed unparalleled success around the world.

Rock the Dock Concert Series
Thursday, August 31st, 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a great evening on the Bay listening to terrific music with your favorite beverage and food watching the sunset over the Bay with your toes in the sand! Live music will be performed by High Voltage (AC/DC Tribute), Chyp & Andi, and The NoWhere Men.

Summer Concerts in the Park
Sunday, September 3rd, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, pack a picnic and join us for the sounds of Blues, Big Band, Classical, Motown, Oldies, Rock, and much more. Enjoy live music by Appaloosa.

Labor Day Capitol Concert
Sunday, September 3rd, 8 p.m.
Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Aoife O’Donovan joins the National Symphony Orchestra in its annual free Labor Day concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Guest conductor John Morris Russell leads the NSO and O’Donovan in an America-inspired program

Counting Crows and Matchbox Twenty
Sunday, September 3rd, 6:45 p.m.
It’s the alternative rock event you’ve all been waiting for!! For a second much-anticipated year, Counting Crows are touring with Matchbox Twenty on their “A Brief History Of Everything Tour!”

What’s Up? Spirit Festival

What’s Up? Media will host their first Spirits Festival at Annapolis Maritime Museum on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 6-9 p.m.. Guests will enjoy entertainment, delectable fare, and sip premium whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin and much more. Early bird prices end August 31st. GET TICKETS >>

"Humans" Meet the Artist Reception

On September 19th, What's Up? Media will host a Meet the Artist Reception featuring the local artists participating in our newest gallery, "Humans." Light refreshments will be available while admiring the talent and mingling with the artists. Be sure to vote for your favorite piece to determine the next "Best in Show" winner. 


Brought to you by What's Up? Media and Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.

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