Leonardtown, MD – Leonardtown will host a series of free, family-friendly concerts and music-themed events.

The events kick off on the Fourth of July Weekend with back-to-back concerts in Leonardtown Square and continues all month long.

First up is Red, White and Blues/Jazz First Friday featuring Bob Schaller and Friends on Friday, July 5th. Bob has gathered his friends to hold a blues and jazz jam session in historic Leonardtown Square from 5 – 8 p.m.

There will also be First Friday receptions at local art galleries and specials at the stores and restaurants throughout Leonardtown. The fun continues when Latrice Carr takes the stage on Saturday, July 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. Dance and sing along as Latrice performs a variety of smooth stylings from Adult Contemporary, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, Adult Pop, and Adult R&B.

Then on the following weekend join us for the 25th Annual Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival Weekend Celebration throughout Leonardtown. The festivities begin with a free, Jazz Era Kickoff Party/Concert on the Square featuring the Chesapeake Swingband on Friday, July 12. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in attire from their favorite period from the ’20s, ’30s, ’40s or ’50s. There will be raffles and prizes awarded for the best costumes.

The main event will take place on St. Clements Island on Saturday, July 13 (tickets are required for Saturday’s event, visit www.potomacjazzandseafoodfestival.com for more info and to purchase tickets).

The weekend ends on a high note on Sunday, July 14 with more exciting jazz-themed activities and events throughout historic Leonardtown including jazz brunches, art shows, a jazz era movie/cocktail party and more.

Round out July by joining us for another free, family-friendly concert on Saturday, July 20th when The Ryan Forrester Band (RFB) performs in Leonardtown Square for the first time from 6- 9 p.m. RFB combines an eclectic mix of Funk, Motown, Soul, R&B, Reggae & Rock for a smooth, one-of-a-kind sound.

Picnic bags can be ordered from participating restaurants in Town for the July concerts in the Square (menu selections offer a variety of options from light refreshments to a full meal and a bottle of wine or beer growlers), and enjoy a kid-free evening with Drop N’ Dine where children will be entertained with kid-friendly activities at participating businesses (by reservation only for select concerts).

Visit the music festival website (www.LeonardtownMusicFest.com) for more information about the concerts and events in Leonardtown, and be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss a moment of the fun!

The Leonardtown Summer Music Festival is sponsored by the Commissioners of Leonardtown and the Leonardtown Business Association in partnership with the St. Mary’s Arts Council, James LePore Productions and generous sponsors such as Marrick Homes, Quality Built Homes, Leonardtown Chevrolet, Buick and GMC, Southern Maryland This is Living and more.