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A What's Up? Weekend 09/28/17

Sep 28, 2017 04:00PM ● Published by Nicole Gould

A Breath of Fresh Air with Musician Taylor Kropp

After putting in the work over the years locally, Taylor Kropp decided it was time to further his musical career, so he picked up his guitar, moved to Nashville, and began the journey toward his dreams.

Kropp has performed as the sideman guitarist to countless artists including Tanya Tucker, Kristen Kelly, and Josh Dorr. He even performed guitar for several scenes in the feature Netflix film, Believe.

Now it’s his turn to shine as he embarks on first solo tour with his debut album, Coming Up For Air, which released September 15th.

Throughout the album, Kropp gives listeners an authentic sound, filled with strong melodies. This singer/songwriter, and guitarist, hopes to pass along the message of being yourself and giving people that little push they need in order to really understand what they’ve been missing.

You may not know his name just yet, but it won’t be long ’til this California native makes it big.

Catch Kropp’s performance on Wednesday, October 11th, 7 p.m. at Cabaret at Germano’s as part of his Coming Up For Air Fall Tour

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The What's Up? Weekend Rundown



Annapolis



Blazers. Bourbon. Cigars
Thursday, September 28th, 6 p.m.
Join Historic Annapolis as they host the original premier gentlemen’s event of the fall on at the William Paca House and Garden. Enjoy an evening filled with blazers, bourbon and whiskey 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.
 
Pressing Strings
Friday, September 29th, 8 p.m.
Pressing Strings is a soul stirring trio based out of the Maryland’s capitol city of Annapolis. Their sound is a blend of American Roots, Blues, Folk, Rock and Reggae. The music stems from lead singer Jordan Sokel’s bluesy and soulful songwriting and anchored firmly by drummer Brandon Bartlett and bassist Nicholas Welker. As a trio the band has performed and recorded relentlessly, consistently releasing new material.

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Saturday, September 30th & Sunday, October 1st 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.

Hope Re-Imagined: Esperida
Saturday, September 30th, 6:30–10:30 p.m.
Ancient Greeks recognized that community members experiencing mental illness need healing care and compassion to get well and stay well. Mark your calendars and join Arundel Lodge for a Greek-inspired gala, in support of effective healing and compassionate mental health and substance use treatment in our community. Benefits Veterans and more than 3,000 community members served by Arundel Lodge!

Free Range Improv Comedy
Saturday, September 30th, 8–11 p.m.
Enjoy live, local improv comedy upstairs at O'Brien's Steakhouse in historic downtown Annapolis! The night will include a private bar, table service, and a full menu with drink specials that will fascinate! Come see what audiences have been laughing at for five years!

First Sunday Arts Festival
Sunday, October 1st, 11 a.m. –5 p.m.
First Sunday Arts, Annapolis' premier arts festival, will take place on the first several blocks of West Street and Whitmore Park in the Annapolis Arts District. 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.


Eastern Shore



Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra 
Thursday, September 28th, 7:30 p.m.
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO), the only professional symphony orchestra on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, kicks off its 20th anniversary season. The fall concert program, “East and West of the Rhine,” will feature the music of Ernest Chausson, Camille Saint-Saéns, Maurice Ravel, and Johannes Brahms. The opening night concert at Chesapeake College will feature a special catered reception at intermission. Hors d’oeuvres and prosecco will be served.

Wine on the Beach
Friday, September 29th & Saturday, September 30th, 11 a.m. –7 p.m.
Rediscover the best of Maryland fare at Wine on the Beach, a celebration of the burgeoning wine industry, Maryland cuisine, arts and music, where the boardwalk begins in Ocean City. Sample the quality and diversity of regional wines, picnic with friends and family while enjoying the ocean breeze and homegrown entertainment.

Clays 4 A Cause
Friday, September 29th, 8 a.m.
The Friends of The Light House and Private Wealth Partners, LLC will host Clays 4 a Cause at Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor. The Clay Shooting event will begin with coffee and doughnuts with shooting beginning at 9:30 a.m. after registration. Following the tournament, a luncheon will be served and prizes will be awarded. All proceeds for the event will benefit The Light House: A Homeless Prevention Support Center in Annapolis.

27th Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament  
Friday, September 29th, 11:30 a.m.
The annual Dorchester Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is a very important fundraising event for the year. Your support of the tournament helps to create a healthy business environment in Dorchester County. Revenue generated from the tournament helps support education, programs, and other initiatives that reinforce Dorchester County’s business community.

The Waterman’s Sprint Triathlon 
Saturday, September 30th, 8 a.m.
The swim takes place in Rock Hall Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay, protecting athletes from any serious wind or chop. The bike course is a triathlete’s dream. Wide open ribbons of pavement with wide shoulders throughout most of the course take athletes through a huge expanse of countryside – this course is truly pancake flat! The one loop run course is also pancake flat and takes athletes through the quaint neighborhoods and side-roads of Rock Hall. This event features a tri-blend crew style t-shirt, custom race socks, finisher’s medals, professional DJ, bounce house, and a post-race meal.

Mid-Shore Out of the Darkness Walk 
Saturday, September 30th, 3 p.m. –8 p.m.
Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center while walking to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Be a part of a movement turning hope into action and creating a culture that’s smart about mental health. Funds raised at the walk will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s local and national research, education and advocacy programs, and its bold goal to reduce the annual rate of suicide 20 percent by 2025.

Easton Airport Day 
Saturday, September 30th, 10 a.m. –2 p.m.
Look out below! It’s a rubber chicken bomb! P lanes will roar down the runway and toss out a rubber chicken in an attempt to hit the back of a pickup truck at the ninth annual Easton Airport Day. Pilots are in rare form and have been known to cheat with their chicken bombs, so come see some fancy flying all in good fun! Other activities include an opening ceremony, Jet Pull contest, Warbird Formation flyovers, Fighter Jet photo, over 25 classic cars and aircraft displays, helicopter rides, exhibitors, and food vendors.

Crabtoberfest 
Saturday, September 30th, 3 p.m. –9 p.m.
Enjoy a taste of German food, music, beer, and fun all while supporting the Dorchester-Dueren Sister County Partnership. There will be live music by Echte Frunde Mundartband, face painting, crafts, and games! There will also be a best dressed at the fest contest and a corvette car show.


Western Shore



Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour with Dua Lipa 
Friday, September 29th, 8 p.m.
Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer, Bruno Mars, is embarking on a global headline tour. You do not want to miss, 24K Magic World Tour. Buy tickets now!

Hops & Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 30th, 12–4 p.m. (session 1) & 5–9 p.m. (session 2)
Head over to the Columbia Lakefront and enjoy unlimited tastings! There will be 50+ Maryland breweries and cideries in attendance including Lyon Distilling, Lost Ark Distilling, Flying Dog, Jailbreak Brewing Company, Heavy Seas, and so much more Shop around through the variety of artisans including LuLaRoe, Route One Apparel, Knot Scrap, and more! Enjoy food from local vendors including Bmore Brulee, Clyde's of Columbia, Joe Joe's Hog Shack, and the list just goes on. And of course, there will be live entertainment by DJ Chris Tharp and Vinyl Rhino.

Tenth Annual GBIA 5k Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk 
Saturday, September 30th, 8 a.m.
BWMC will have numerous departments set up at the event to provide health information, health checks, and a wealth of knowledge about the local hospital. Take part in the 5K on a fast, flat, chip-timed, out and back course along the scenic B&A Trail or participate in the one-mile fun walk!

34th Annual Homestead Gardens Fall Festival
Saturday, September 30th, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. & Sunday, October 1st, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
The 2017 Annual Homestead Gardens Fall Festival continues every weekend through and including Sunday, October 29th. Featuring a full-of-color fun day from the pumpkin patch to the hayride, to the magnificent fall foliage, and the market offering apples, pumpkins, gourds, and tempting treats associated with the season, you’ll surely know it’s autumn. Homestead Gardens Fall Festival is a family oriented event on the courtyard, barnyard, and fields in Davidsonville. Enjoy live music, delicious food and beverages, demonstrations, face painting, pony rides, and more.

Das Best Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 30th, 2 p.m. –6 p.m.
Enjoy an all you care to taste experience with over 150 International, domestic & local beers, wines & schnapps! Enjoy great live music, awesome food vendors, games, and so much more! Wear your German attire and get a free souvenir bag!

Anne Arundel Community College Opera Gala
Saturday, September 30th, 7:30–10 p.m.
Opera AACC alumni have gone on to sing and teach at local, regional, and national venues including four Opera AACC stars who have sung and/or are currently singing at the MET! Join Opera AACC for a Gala Performance, featuring amazing artists from the past 15 years, as well as the AACC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Anna Binneweg, the Opera AACC chorus and guest student performers from Overlea High School in Baltimore. Mr. James Harp directs the talented company in favorite excerpts from La Traviata, Carmen, Pirates of Penzance, and La Boheme.

Anne Arundel Lifeline 100 Century Ride
Sunday, October 1st, 6:15 a.m.
The fourth annual Anne Arundel County Lifeline100 Bicycle Event hosted by Anne Arundel County Police, Recreation and Parks, and BikeAAA will be held at Kinder Farm Park. This community event offers rides for all ages and abilities! The 15 and 30-mile routes are entirely on flat, paved trails; the 65 and 100-mile routes offer scenic views of Annapolis, Severn River, Chesapeake Bay, and more. All net proceeds will benefit Anne Arundel non-profits.

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