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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Summer concerts start today at Lake Kittamaquandi

    Going to be around Town Center today at lunchtime? Take advantage of the Spring weather and enjoy the first Lunchtime Concerts at Lake Kittamaquandi. Today I am posting a variety of Summer concerts around Columbia.

Here is this year's schedule for CA:
"Columbia Association’s (CA) free weekly Lakefront Wednesdays Lunchtime Concert Series begins today May 7 with the first of eight performances at Lake Kittamaqundi in Downtown Columbia.

The concerts are held every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. This year’s performers include series favorites and popular local musicians from a wide variety of musical styles, including blues, electro-acoustic, folk, funk, R&B, reggae, rock, soul and steel drum.

In addition to great live music, guests who sign in each week at the welcome tent will receive free cold beverages and will be eligible to win a raffle.

This year’s schedule of performers includes:
May 7: Ted Garber (rock/folk)
May 14: The Dan Haas Band (various genres)
May 21: Angela Sheik (electro-acoustic)
May 28: Unity Reggae Band (reggae)
June 4: Janice B (R&B/soul)
June 11: Damon Foreman (rock/funk)
June 18: Pan Fried Steel (steel drum)
June 25: Cara Kelly and The Tell Tale (blues/soul)

For more information, please call 410-423-1891 or visit "

Here is the schedule of Recreation and Parks Concerts this year:

Sunset SerenadesWednesdays, 7 PM
Centennial Park South

10000 Rt 108, Ellicott City

Thanks to Green Angels Landscaping for donating the landscaping around the Centennial stage.

Click photo to enlarge

June 25 8 ohms Band - Horn Heavy Funk Mix
July 2 U.S. Army Field Band: The Jazz Ambassadors - Patriotic/Jazz
July 9 Barry Louis Polisar - Children’s Music
July 16 The Razors - Variety Cover Band
July 23 U.S. Naval Academy: Electric Brigade - Popular Mix
July 30 Ocho de Basto - Latin Rock
August 6 Wicked Jezebel - All female Rock 60’s-90’s
August 13 Proverbs Reggae Band - Reggae/Caribbean

Traveling BandsVarious days/locations, 7 PM.

Fri., June 27 - East Columbia Library Park
6600 Cradlerock Way, Coumbia Soul Island Rebels - Electric Blues Funk
Fri., July 11 - Gary J. Arthur Community Center
2400 Route 97, Cooksville Charm City Limits - Country/Bluegrass
Fri., July 25 - Schooley Mill Park
12975 Hall Shop Road, Highland Naked Blue - Folk Pop
Fri., Aug. 1 - Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park
3655 Church Road, Ellicott City David Bach - Jazz
Tues., Aug. 5 - North Laurel Park*
9411 Whiskey Bottom Road The Crime Stoppers - Classic Rock/Blues Cover
Fri., Aug. 15 - Rockburn Branch Park West
6105 Rockburn Branch Park Road, Elkridge Bad Influence - Blues/Rock

P.S. 1
Some of the Village Centers also host Summer Concerts.  Here is a list:
Kings Contrivance Village concerts:

Summer Concert Series! Jun 12-Aug 14 THURSDAYS 6-8 PM
6/12 Dave Chappel Band – Blues Rock
6/19 BG & The Mojo Hands – Blues, Swing
6/26 Joe Carta’s Country Band - Country
7/3 Kinderman – Kids Show!
7/10 Project Natale – Traditional Jazz
7/17 MC Booze – R&B
7/24 David Bach Trio – Contemporary Jazz
7/31 Gary and The Groove – Good Time Rock & Roll
8/7 Naked Blue – Folk Rock
8/14 Celticmandolin: Brendan Pelan and Chick Hall – Classic Rock

Dorsey Hall concerts:
Summer Concert Series!Jun 12-Aug 28THURSDAYS 6-8 PM
6/12 The Bay Jazz Project – Jazz
6/19 Gary and The Groove – Good Time Rock & Roll
6/26 Patsy's Honky Tonk Torch & Twang – Classic Country & Honky Tonk Music
7/3 Naked Blue – Folk Rock
7/10 The Richard Walton Group – Contemporary Jazz
7/17 Pan Fried Steel – Steel Drums
7/24 Patty Reese Duo – Blues
7/31 Ellis Woodward Duo – Summer Covers and Originals
8/7 Appaloosa – Classic Rock
8/14 Catfish Hodge – American Folk Legend
8/21 Mr. Dave of D's Magic – Magician
8/28 Automatic Slim – Blues Rock


River Hill concerts:
Summer Concert Series! Jun 13-Aug 29 FRIDAYS 6-8 PM
6/13 Karen Collins & The Backroads Band – Country
6/20 Janice B. – R&B
6/27 Gary and The Groove – Good Time Rock & Roll
7/11 Ellis Woodward KIDS – Kids Show!
7/18 BG & The Mojo Hands – Blues, Swing
7/25 The Richard Walton Group – Contemporary Jazz
8/1 Pan Fried Steel – Steel Drums
8/8 The Sidleys – R&B, Rock
8/15 Swingin' Swamis – Jazz, Latin, R&B, Soul
8/22 Dave Chappel Band – Blues Rock
8/29 Patsy's Honky Tonk Torch & Twang – Classic Country & Honky Tonk Music

Harper's Choice concerts:
Summer Concert Series!Jun 13-Aug 22FRIDAYS 6-8 PM
6/13 Iris Hirsch & Rearview Mirror – Oldies, Variety, Dance Band
6/20 Steve Zurier Trio – Jazz
6/27 Lone Mountain - Blue Grass & Country
7/11 Janice B. – R&B
7/18 Mr. Dave of D's Magic – Magician
7/25 The Sidleys – R&B, Rock
8/1 Orlando Phillips – Caribbean & Island
8/8 Pan Fried Steel – Steel Drums
8/15 Tres Amigos+ – Eclectic Mix of Latin, Brazilian & Popular Music
8/22 TBD



Cheryl Long said...

When I’m looking for the latest country music, I always end up in one spot – 103.1 WIRK. I was even lucky enough to catch up with Keith Van Allen in the streets and got free ‘Rib Round Up’ tickets. Just one of the many events that keep me tuned into

Anonymous said...

I hope the music during the lunchtimes isn't as loud as the noise on the weekends. Even over a mile away, I can still hear the bass thumping inside my house. And forget about sitting on the deck enjoying the evening. Please Merriweather, do us residents a favor and turn the noise down and end it earlier, not at 11:00.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, we're probably farther away than you and we still hear it loud and clear too. Too loud and too late at night.