What’s Happening in Southern Maryland? Check Out Three Events for This Weekend, Aug. 10-12, 2018

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on July 26, 2018

Whether you want to tap your toes to old-time music or catch a play under the stars, you’ll find something fun to do in Southern Maryland! Check out these three events happening in the region this weekend, Aug. 10-12, 2018.

Local Bluegrass Festival Marks 30 Years of Toe-Tapping Music

Where have you been able to hear top-notch bluegrass music in Southern Maryland for the last 30 years?

At L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass Festival in Leonardtown!

The annual festival turns 30 this year and will take place Thursday, Aug. 9, through Saturday, Aug. 11. The venue is Goddard Farm, which is at 21810 Clay Hall Road in Leonardtown.

Appearing in concert will be: August 9, Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Feinberg Brothers, and 15 Strings; August 10, Dave Peterson & 1946, Farm Hands, Williamson Branch, and the California Ramblers; August 11, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, Larry Stephenson Band, Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge, Cousin’s In Harmony, and a special reunion performance of past members of the Bluegrass Cardinals featuring David Parmley, Larry Stephenson, and Dale Perry.

The event will be rain or shine. It is an outdoor event with a covered stage pavilion. Please bring you lawn chairs. All of the facilities on the farm are handicap accessible.

Admission is $65 at the gate for all three days. Individual day tickets are $25 for Thursday, $30 for Friday, and $35 for Saturday. Camping is also available for $30 per day for electric and water hookups and $20 per day for rough camping.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lilmargaretsbluegrass.com. Camping can be purchased at the gate or reserved in advance at 301-475-8191.

Romeo and Juliet Take the Stage at Historic St. Mary’s City

See the classic story of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet in one of Southern Maryland’s most historic places.

Historic St. Mary’s City and the Newtowne Players present William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” over two weekends, Aug. 10-11 and Aug. 16-18. The production is part of “Shakespeare in the City.”

This unique theatrical experience takes places on the museum’s State House lawn. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Friday and Saturday evening shows are $15 for adults, $13 for museum members and Newtowne Players members, $12 for seniors and students, and $10 for children 11 and younger. All tickets for the Thursday, Aug. 16, performance are $10. Children age 5 and younger are free at all performances.

Performances take place in all weather—rain or shine. In the unlikely event that a performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, a decision will be made 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the show. Ticket buyers will be notified by email, and an alert will be posted on the homepage of HSMC at www.hsmcdigshistory.org. There are no refunds given to ticket holders due to inclement weather, but efforts will be made to honor the use of ticket(s) for another performance.

For more information, call (240) 895-4990, email [email protected], or visit  www.HSMCdigshistory.org or www.newtowneplayers.org/.

(Image via Historic St. Mary’s City on Facebook.)

Poker Run Benefits Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home

Play your best hand to support Maryland veterans!

The 16th Annual Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home Poker Run will take place Saturday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Charlotte Hall. Signup at the home between 11 a.m. and 12:15; the home is located at 29449 Charlotte Hall Road in Charlotte Hall.

All vehicles are welcome, so you don’t need a motorcycle to participate!

Win $1,000 in cash prizes as well as many other great prizes from raffles and door prizes. All proceeds from the poker run are used to purchase items specifically requested by the residents. Free food is available while it lasts, and there will be live music at the last stop.

Don’t miss one of the largest poker runs in Southern Maryland!

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