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There are some terrific things to do around town, we'll share some of them here and remember you can add events to our calendar.

Virgin Mobile Free Fest 2010: Model for a successful festival

This year’s Virgin Mobile Free Fest held at Merriweather Post Pavilion was a supremely satisfying and well-planned festival that, like last year, utilized a unique and brilliant technique for producing a large-scale music festival. Continuing on the successful formula they discovered in 2009, the folks at Virgin Mobile decided to hold the festival at the smaller Merriweather Post Pavilion (the show had been slumping in ticket sales at the huge Pimlico Race Course) and make tickets free.

Meet Justin Trawick, Performer at 2010 Chesapeake Beer Madness

Somewhere in-between John Prine and Jason Mraz lies Justin Trawick, a Washington, DC based singer-songwriter working hard to etch his name in musical history. Winner of the 2006 Emerging Artist Contest at the Takoma Park Folk Festival, he has played repeated performances at DC area venues such as the 9:30 Club, IOTA, Jammin Java, the Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, and more.

Interview with Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo

Stephen Perraud interviews Ne-Yo at the Eden Lounge on September 9th.

Wendel Patrick Unleashes New Release

November marks what should be an exciting month for beat lovers in Maryland. Wendel Patrick ( is about to unleash his second LP, Forthcoming, on all of us here in the Free State and the rest of the world.

Annapalooza 2010

With 23 remarkable bands rocking out on 3 stages, eats and drinks provided by various restaurateurs, and a slew of local artisans selling cool merchandise, the first ever Annapalooza – held on August 28th at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville – proved itself as one of the area’s hottest end of summer concert events.

Courtlyn Carr a Rising Star

I'm old enough to look back and remember sitting in a coffeehouse in Amherst, Massachussets my freshman year of college and listening to a little known performer by the name of Maria Muldaur perform "Midnight at the Oasis" and thinking it was a catchy tune. Certainly, her performing style was unique, a mixture of hillbilly twang and torch song, maybe just maybe she'd be lucky enough to cut a record.

J. Roddy Walston

On July 27, Maryland's J. Roddy Walston and The Business released their second LP, their first on Vagrant Records. Vagrant is billing the album as a "debut", but many locals will recognize their previous effort, Hail Mega Boys (review) upon listening to the lead track, "Don't Break The Needle".

The Black Eyed Peas Come to Baltimore

The Black Eyed Peas performed at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore on August 10th. Everyone in town certainly noticed. Before the show, lines formed outside the arena peppered with Black Eyed Peas t-shirts, fans with painted faces, and elaborate signs.

Lilith Fair

When the Lilith Fair began at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday, August 3rd, it looked like the beginning of a disappointing stop for a tour that has had its fair share.

Jack Johnson w/ G. Love & ALO

On a sticky summer day at Merriweather Post Pavilion, throngs of music fans of all ages swarmed the venue in hopes of enjoying relaxing acoustic summer time storyteller Jack Johnson in his element.
  • Annapolis Home & Garden Expo

    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    The Annapolis Home & Garden Expo will offer guests the opportunity to discover new products for t...

  • Crawfish Boil & Muskrat Stew Fest

    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Come one, come all to the Crawfish Boil & Muskrat Stew Fest! Every year the festival is set after...

  • Art Meets Music - The Sound of Painting

    11:00AM — 12:30PM

    Music and the visual arts have always walked hand-in-hand. For millennia, artists have obsessed a...

  • Jason Bishop


    From his breathtaking double levitation to his cutting-edge op-art and plasma illusions, Jason Bi...

  • Maryland Home and Garden Show

    10:00AM — 08:00PM

    Spring has sprung at the Maryland Home and Garden Show. This year’s show theme will showcase gard...

  • Black Tie and Diamonds Gala

    06:00PM — 11:00PM

    Dress your best for the 15th annual Black Tie and Diamonds Gala. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Ann...

  • The Washington Capitals will play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs outdoors in the 2018 Coors Ligh...



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