Concert Series Highlight Summer Nights in Southern Maryland

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on May 24, 2017

What goes great with a clear summer night? Live music! There are concert series going on throughout Southern Maryland this summer – some of them even start this weekend! Here are four local concert series to keep on your radar.

Concerts on the Beach, North Beach

Enjoy music with the Chesapeake Beach in the background! These free concerts take place Friday nights at 6 p.m. on the boardwalk in North Beach. Bring a chair and relax in the sand, or grab a bench on the boardwalk.

Here is the 2017 schedule:

May 26: The Winstons

June 9 : Bamboo Chicken Band

July 22: The concert will be part of DrinkMaryland

Aug. 11: TBD

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Friday Night Summer Concerts, La Plata

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and take place on the lawn at the La Plata Town Hall. Bring a chair and your cooler! No alcohol allowed. Concessions are available for sale. For details and rules, visit the Town of La Plata website.

Here is the 2017 schedule:

May 26: Drivin Muzzy

June 2: BackFin

June 9: No Last Call

June 16: Three Days of Rain

June 23: U.S. Navy Band The Cruisers

June 30: Pork Donut

July 7: Four of a Kind

July 14: John Luskey Band

July 21: U.S. Naval Academy Band Superintendent’s Combo

July 28: The Buddy Crows

Aug. 4: 257th Army Band “The Band of the Nation’s Capital”

Aug. 11: U.S. Air Force Band Max Impact

Aug. 18: Eric Scott Band

Aug. 25: Southern Maryland Concert Band

Sept. 1: Community Groove

Sept. 8: Dr. Robert Band

Sept. 15: SWILD

Sept. 22: Trilogy

Sept. 29: U.S. Navy Band The Commodores

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Downtown Tunes, Leonardtown

Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free music on the Leonardtown Square! Concerts begin at 6 p.m.

This is the schedule for 2017:

May 27: Latrice Carr

June 24: TBD

July 22: TBD

August 26: TBD

Downtown restaurants will be open before and after the shows, and many local businesses will stay open until 6 p.m. so concertgoers can browse before the music begins.

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River Concert Series, St. Mary’s City

You can’t beat the backdrop at these free Friday night concerts. The venue overlooks the St. Mary’s River. The show begins at 7 p.m. and features the Chesapeake Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Jeffrey Silberschlag.

Here is the 2017 schedule:

June 23:  Music of Hidden Dissent and Unbridled Hope

June 30:  An Evening of Americana for Our Independence Holiday

July 7: The GLORIA of Singing

July 14:   Muy Caliente!

July 21:  The Roaring Twenties Redux!

July 22: The DNA of It!

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