Solomons, MD — Artsfest ’19 will bring a unique arts experience with more than 165 artist booths and 35 performers on four stages to the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons on September 21 & 22.

The annual event will also offer strolling musicians, creative fun for kids, artist demos, and great food and drink.

There will be artist booths­‑-both inside and outside– where visitors can shop, watch demos, and talk with artists working in a variety of media, including jewelry, ceramics, painting, photography, fiber, printmaking, sculpture, and more.

 A top notch line-up of musicians presenting the best in jazz, blues, roots, indie, folk, rock, soul, fusion, old-time, and bluegrass will perform on the main stage, including  performances by jazz guitarist, Ronny Smith, old-time roots and bluegrass with Charm City Junction, and The Lovejoy Group. 

There will also be performances in the beautiful Council Ring and Creekside Overlook. Kids can stop by the Fairy Lolly Pavilion to play with bubbles or make their own music.

Other activities for kids include the Discovery Tent, where creative, hands-on activities for all ages can be found. Plus a  Zany Zone and Patio Play Area to keep kids active while adults enjoy the Main Stage music and a drink.  Youngsters will also want to visit the face painting station. All ages are welcome to play with clay in the Clay Studio and experiment with watercolors in the Studio School.

Artsfest ’19 will include nine food and drink vendors, including craft beers, wine, crab cakes, BBQ, vegetarian options, freshly squeezed lemonade, homemade kettle corn, and lots of other yummy options.  Most food vendors accept credit cards, but there will be an ATM at the festival.

Artsfest ’19 will be held September 21 & 22, from 10am to 5pm both days. Admission for adults is $7; children 11 & under FREE; AMG members are FREE.  Please leave pets at home.

Artsfest ’19 Entertainment Schedule
35 performances on 4 stages – Plus, Strolling Musicians & Performing Artists!


Saturday, September 21


     11:00 – 11: 45   Some Other Britches, American roots music, blues, country, jazz

     12:00 – 12:45    Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes, blues, soul, rock-n-roll

     1:00 – 1:45        The Sidleys, electrifying blend of melodic & soulful music

     2:00 – 2:45        The Sidleys, electrifying blend of melodic & soulful music

     3:00 – 3:45        Ronny Smith, contemporary jazz

     4:00 – 4:45        Ronny Smith, contemporary jazz


     10:30-11:15      Joe Norris, original bluegrass & folk

     11:30-12:15      COSMIC Brass, brass quintet mix

     12:30-1:15        MacPherson’s Pocket Watch, Irish-Scottish fiddle folk power duo

     1:30-2:15          Dominic Fragman, improv guitar

     2:30-3:15          Abigail Fransico School of Classical Ballet, variety dance performance

     3:30-4:15          Cornerstone Saxophone Quartet, jazz mix


     11:15-12:00      Gary Pape, mix of folk, country & Americana

     12:15-1:00        Wesley Spangler, country originals

     1:15-2:00          to be announced

     2:15-3:00          Brandy DePhillip, virtual accordionist

     3:15-4:00          Sax Appeal, sax quartet variety mix

     4:15-5:00          Steven Gellman, singer-songwriter, folk


     11:15-12:00      Joel Tuminaro, magical handpan music

     12:15-1:00        Marigold Bumbleroot, bubble magic

     1:15-2:00          Joel Tuminaro & Margold Bumbleroot, handpan music & magical bubbles

     2:15-3:00          Mark Giuffrida, Wind Song interactive music    

Sunday, September 16

Main Stage

     11:00-11:45      Lynn Hollyfield Trio, folk, blues, jazz, with a timeless, good feel

     12:00 -12:45     Charm City Junction, old-timey, roots, bluegrass

     1:00-1:45          Charm City Junction, old-timey, roots, bluegrass

     2:00-2:45          Magic Ray Jazz, post-bop, fusion, folk & world jazz

     3:00-3:45          Swing Gadjo, gypsy jazz

     4:00-4:45          The Lovejoy Group, blues, swing, Motown, Latin rhythms & more


Council Ring

     10:30 – 11:15    Two Old Guys with Guitars, eclectic mix of folk & rock

     11:30 – 12:15    Ken Gutberlet, acoustic groove

     12:30 – 1:15      Between the A’s, acoustic trio playing fun mix of rock & country

     1:30 – 2:15        Calvert Brass Consortium, variety of brass jazz, classical, pop

     2:30 – 3:15        Newtowne Players, musical theater review

     3:30 -4:15         Garrett Music Academy, student showcase


Creekside Overlook

     11:15 – 12:00    to be announced

     12:15 – 1:00      Patuxent Voices, women’s a capella

     1:15 – 2:00        Dave Norris, original Americana mix

     2:15 – 3:00        St Clair Duo, acoustic mix

     3:15 – 4:00             Marshall Stone, singer-songwriter folk, rock

     4:15 – 5:00             Captain John, acoustic mix                    



11:15-12:00           Calvert Youth String Ensemble, string instrument mix

12:15-1:00             Josh Urban, broom guitar jam

1:15-2:00               Marigold Bumbleroot & Josh Urban, bubble magic & broom guitar jam

2:15-3:00               Cosmic Flute Choir, flute choir   



Stilts, Mimes & Statues — Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am-3:00pm

Face Painting with Kreative Kharacters — 10:00am-5:00pm both days

Henna Tattoos with Shweta — 10:00am-5:00pm both days