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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Outdoor Summer Concerts

      The best thing about summer is attending events outside around the County.  One of those events is the Sunset Concerts at Centennial Park in Ellicott City.  Every Wednesday evening starting at 7 p.m. local bands provide entertainment and local vendors have meals for purchase. They also have some traveling concerts. The schedule for upcoming concerts are:































 Centennial concerts:
July 18 Pirate Night - Regatta (special boat rental discounts)  Pyrates Royale - Maritime Swashbuckling
July 25  Damon Foreman - Funk, Blues, Rock
August 1Pajama Party Night  Kinderman - Children's Music
August 8Tropical Island Night  Pan Masters - Steel Drum, Calypso
August 15  Black Alley - Soul Garage


Traveling Bands

Various days/locations 7–8:30 PM. FREE ICE CREAM from Edy’s Grand Ice Cream (while supplies last). 
 



Thurs., July 12 - Meadowbrook Park
5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City
String Theory - Classic Rock
Fri., July 27 - Schooley Mill Park
12975 Hall Shop Road, Highland
Wicked Jezabel - All Female 80's Rock/Pop
Thurs., Aug. 2 - Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park
3655 Church Road, Ellicott City
The Jokers Wild - Swing/Jazz
Tues., Aug. 7 - North Laurel Park*
9411 Whiskey Bottom Road
U.S. Air Force Max Impact - Pop/Rock
Fri., Aug. 17 - Rockburn Branch Park West
6105 Rockburn Branch Park Road, Elkridge
Bad Influence - Blues, Rock, Funk

 The Columbia Association hosts entertainment at the Kittaquandi Lakefront thru the summer.   The schedule is:

Concert

07/18/2012
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dave Chappell Band
Roots Rock Dave plays guitar and sings in the "Dave Chappell Band". Along with Bruce Swaim on tenor sax, Claude Arthur on bass, and Barry Hart on drums, this four piece unit covers a huge variety of musical ground from rock, blues, swing, jazz, to country and more depending on the venue or private event.
Concert

07/19/2012
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Vikki & The Hitz
Movie

07/20/2012
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
WAR HORSE (PG-13)
Jeremy Irving, Emily Watson and David Thewlis DreamWorks Pictures; Directed by Steven Spielberg Rated PG-13; 146 minutes; 2011
Concert

07/21/2012
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ronn MacFarlane & Ayreheart
Contemporary Acoustic
Concert

07/22/2012
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
St. John Baptist Church Choir
Gospel
Movie

07/23/2012
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
THE MUPPETS (PG)
Amy Adams, Jason Segel and Chris Cooper Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG; 98 minutes; 2011
Open Mic

07/24/2012
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
TEEN OPEN MIC
Concert

07/25/2012
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Nighthawks
Roots Rock & Blues
Concert

07/26/2012
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Jeni Hankins & Billy Kemp
Appalachian Culture For all folkies who are looking for traditional music, we have Jeni & Billy.  They "Get It" as I've told my listeners.  Jeni & Billy understand and, be it a traditional song or a song in the tradition, what they do is real gift to music.
Movie

07/27/2012
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
THE HELP (PG-13)
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard DreamWorks Pictures; Directed by Tate Taylor Rated PG-13; 146 minutes; 2011
Concert

07/28/2012
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Richard Walton Group
Jazz The Richard Walton Group is celebrating 20 years as an accomplished, award winning, instrumental contemporary jazz group. The band’s current musicians include Michael Bronson, Michael Gottleib, Dave Krug, David Meer, Eric Robertson, Mitchell Shaivitz, Tecla & Richard Walton.
Concert

07/29/2012
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Patty Reese Group
Roots Rock Azalea City Recordings’ Artist, The Patty Reese Band is known and celebrated for their ability to raise the roof with a "get down" rocker or to bring tears to your eyes with a heartfelt ballad.Each song is loaded with soulful vocals, harmony's and showcases some of the most critically acclaimed soloists on the East Coast. Either way, you'll find your feet moving and your heart touched by the infectious rhythms and grooves of the Patty Reese Band.
Movie

07/30/2012
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (PG)
Voices by Jamie Bell Paramount Pictures; Directed by Steven Spielberg Rated PG; 107 minutes; 2011
Open Mic

07/31/2012
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
TEEN OPEN MIC



P.S.
Thanks to HoCo Rising and Village Green blogs for alerting all of us to a great project to supply school supplies to students in HoCo.


P.S. 1
I have always felt that the secret to having a more educated population is to instill the love of reading in children.  The HoCo Library makes that easy with a new link at the Library for young readers with the Tumbledown Cloud.   Check it out.












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