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What's Up? Weekend 8/30-9/3

Aug 30, 2018 04:00PM ● By Brian Saucedo

The sun may be setting on summer, and soon enough the temperatures will begin to cool, but Maryland’s music scene is holding onto the summer heat. Fall into fall by checking out some of the great bands and musicians headed our way this month. For a full list of concerts coming to the area in September, check out our online calendar at In the meantime, here are a few great shows to check out in the coming weeks:

Third Eye Blind & Struts: September 7th

Bret Michaels: September 10th

Paul Simon: September 14th

Alison Krauss: September 18th

Portugal. The Man: september 21st

Daughtry: September 22nd

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9 to 5 The Musical – Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

Thursday, August 30th through Sunday, September 2nd, 8:30 p.m.

See 9 to 5 The Musical during the final weekend of Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s 2018 season. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! 

Maryland Renaissance Festival 

Saturdays and Sunday through Oct 21st, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Each autumn, the 27-acre Village of Revel Grove in Crownsville comes to life with food, entertainment, and merriment during the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Now in its 42nd season, the festival kicks-off August 25th and runs Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday through October 21st. Enjoy nine weekends of jousting matches, juggling, handmade crafts, feasting, and more. 

Pops in the Park – Quiet Waters Park

Sunday, September 2nd, 5:30 p.m.

To set the tone for an exciting 2018-19 season, The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, once again, presents the very popular Pops in the Park concert. The Symphony has prepared an exciting program of well-known film scores in support of the Music from Film theme. Set in the beautiful outdoor theater at Quiet Waters Park, this year’s program is filled with many festive and well-loved pieces from films like The Titanic, Chicago, and Superman and features composers such as Copland, Rossini, and Handel.

Eastern Shore

Monty Alexander Jazz Festival – Avalon Theatre, Easton

Friday, August 31st and Saturday, September 1st, 8 p.m.

The Monty Alexander Jazz Festival returns to Easton for the ninth year! This year the ever-swingin’ Monty Alexander festival programming is phenomenal! Enjoy an exciting lineup that will encompass some of the best jazz musicians in the country.

Charity Boat Auction – Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels

Saturday, September 1st, 11 a.m.

The live auction begins at 11am along CBMM’s waterfront campus, where more than 90 boats—ranging in size and performance from sailing dinghies to cabin cruisers, and everything in between—will be auctioned off to the highest bidders.

St. Michaels Art League Show and Sale – St. Luke’s Methodist Church, St. Michaels

Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd, 10 a.m.

Join members of the St. Michaels Art League (SMAL) for their biggest event, the annual “Under the Tent” Labor Day Weekend Show and Sale. Artwork by more than 30 SMAL artists in multiple mediums will be featured, and hundreds of works depicting local scenes will be for sale. This is your opportunity to purchase original artwork by many award winning SMAL artists. Come meet the artists and find out more about the St. Michaels Art League and its activities.

Western Shore

Baltimore Ravens vs. Washington Redskins – M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore

Thursday, August 30th, 7:30 p.m.

It's a battle of the beltways! Head to M&T Bank Stadium to watch the Ravens and Redskins go head-to-head in their final preseason game.

Maryland State Fair – Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium

Every day through September 3rd, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

The Maryland State Fair is celebrating its 137th year! The fair will feature thrill rides for the whole family, your favorite fair games and food, strolling entertainers, live entertainment, and so much more.

Maryland Sportsman and Outdoor Show – Howard County Fairgrounds

Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd, 10 a.m.

This two-day event will feature over 100 vendors, offering great values on hunting and fishing gear, clothing, ATVs, boats, RVs, and trucks. Enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities, including a DockDog diving competition, a cornhole tournament, a 4x4 show, and waterfowl and turkey calling competitions.