SOLOMONS, MD— Community members are invited to support local musicians and promote handmade music at the Evening Concert Jam starting at 5 p.m. on May 14.

Hosted by the Southern Maryland Acoustic Music Assembly (SMAMA) at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, the event will feature The Bootleggers, Pat Willis & Friends, The Smoke Creek Rounders and Eric Landes & Friends, according to Joann Foltz, Director of Marketing and Development.

“SMAMA is offering the opportunity to play, sing, dance and hear different kinds of music that evening. You’ll have the chance to meet other musicians from Southern Maryland and beyond! Bring your preferred instruments and your favorite songs to the afternoon song circles, or just come to listen,” said Foltz. 

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and members of the military, $3 for youth, and children ages 5 and younger can get into the event for free, said Foltz.

“Blues, rock, country, folk, bluegrass and other genres of acoustic music will be featured at the concert jam,” said Foltz. “The ‘jam’ component will emerge as the featured bands are encouraged to collaborate with other musicians and invite guests to try something new on stage.”

A lasagna dinner will also be available for an additional cost, said Foltz.  

“After the concert jam, guests are invited to stay for a Contra Dance led by caller Elgin Perry & The Southern Maryland Open Band,” said Foltz. “The Evening Concert Jam is a program of SMAMA and presented by Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Calvert Library, and Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance.” 

To learn more about all SMAMA activities, visit their website or call 410-326-4640.

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