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What's Up? Weekend 7/5/18

Jul 05, 2018 04:00PM ● By Brian Saucedo

July in Maryland means high humidity and hot temperatures. Beat the heat by checking out a few of the cool bands and musicians headed our way. For a full list of concerts coming to Maryland in July, check out our online calendar at In the meantime, here are a few great shows coming to the area this month:

Dennis Quaid & The Sharks: Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, July 16th 

Toots and The Maytals: Artscape Festival, Baltimore, July 21st

Greta Van Fleet: 9:30 Club, D.C., July 20th and The Anthem, D.C., July 21st (Pictured above)

Cowboy Junkies: Avalon Theatre, Easton, July 27th

Creedence Clearwater Revisited: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, July 30th



Dan Haas at Tides and Tunes Summer Concert Series – Annapolis Maritime Museum

Thursday, July 5th, 7 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. This week, enjoy music from Dan Haas. Beer, wine, signature cocktails, and food available for purchase. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating during the concert. 

Heart By Heart – Rams Head on Stage

Friday, July 6th, 8 p.m.

In 2013, bassist Steve Fossen and drummer Michael Derosier were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as original members of Heart. Now Fossen and Derosier are back together with Heart By Heart, a new band featuring powerhouse vocalist Somar Macek and multi-talented guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Lizzy Daymont. Honoring the magic and power of the music of Heart, this incredible lineup considers it their responsibility to bring the songs to the stage in their original form.

Revolutionary London Town – Historic London Town and Gardens

Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Extend your Independence Day celebration with Historic London Town and Gardens! Join re-enacting groups including the United States Marine Corps Historical Company as we explore the birth of America - colonial style. Each day will feature a reading of the Declaration of Independence, black powder musket and cannon firings, colonial fashion shows, and much more.

Murder for Two – Infinity Theatre Company

Sunday, July 8th, 2 p.m.

Murder for Two will be Infinity Theatre Company’s only mainstage show of the year, and you don’t want to miss it! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with thrilling laughs. Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small-town policeman with dreams of making it small town detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney, and the writer is killed...fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills as quickly as he can...while playing the piano.

Eastern Shore

Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association Annual Show – Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association, Easton

Thursday, July 5th through Sunday, July 8th, 12 p.m.

Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association hosts in annual show, featuring steam engines, antique gas tractors, horse drawn equipment, and more! Enjoy live music and flea market crafts. 

Forest Fair – Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely

Saturday, July 7th, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Hear ye, hear ye! All are invited to revel in a day of forest fun when Adkins Arboretum celebrates its inaugural Forest Fair. Adventurers of all ages can embark on a forest quest, visit Robin Hood’s hideout and join in medieval games. Entertainment includes falconry and beekeeping demonstrations, ballads, dance, and performances by Shore Shakespeare. Archery and swordplay will add to the fun. The truly stout-hearted may visit the apothecary for a lesson on natural remedies or forage with a local peasant.

Music in the Park – Fountain Park, Chestertown

Saturday, July 7th, 7–8:30 p.m.

Taking place on alternate summer Saturdays, these concerts highlight all types of music including big band, jazz, bluegrass and rock. Enjoy these free performances from your lawn chair.

West County

Smithsonian Folklife Festival – National Mall, Washington

Thursday, July 5th through Sunday, July 8th, 11 a.m.

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall of the United States in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Paint It! – Ellicott City

Thursday, July 5th, 6 p.m.; Friday, July 6th through Sunday, July 8th, all day

This event brings artists outside to paint directly from life, without the aid of photography. The weekend draws many spectators to Main Street’s sidewalks. Spectators can follow the artists as they set up their easels and paint the town of Ellicott City, and join us for the exciting “quick draw” event. The event culminates in an exhibit at the Howard County Center for the Arts.

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal – Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore

Thursday, July 5th, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, July 6th, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 7th, 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 8th, 1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Crystal is not just an ice show, it’s the very first experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice to defy all expectations.

Foo Fighters – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia

Friday, July 6th, 7 p.m.

After releasing their new album, Concrete And Gold, in early 2017, the Foo Fighters announced a North American tour in support of the new record. The Foo Fighters bring their tour to Merriweather Post Pavilion this weekend. 

Magical Mystery Girls at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre Concert Series – Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, Gambrills

Saturday, July 7th, 7–8:30 p.m.

Every Saturday night, throughout the summer, some of the area’s top bands perform live on South Main Chapel Way. Come enjoy free concerts—and make your summer Saturday nights especially Waugh-nderful! This week, enjoy live music by Magical Mystery Girls, an all-female Beatles tribute band, at the Waugh Chapel Town Centre.