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Avalon Foundation Featuring a Great May Line Up
May 18 @ 8:00 pm - May 19 @ 10:00 pm
The Avalon Foundation kicks off Spring 2018 on The Eastern Shore with a great new line up. Tickets are available for purchase at avalonfoundation.org or by calling the Box Office at 410-822-7299.
The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band
Friday, May 4 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
This acclaimed tribute to one of the most influential bands in bluegrass history puts its heart and soul into each performance to masterfully re-create and keep the legacy of The Country Gentleman alive.
May 5 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
From their humble beginnings on a college campus six years ago, Magna Carda has steadily risen to the top of the Austin music scene as the premiere hip hop act. With their genre-defying blend of rap-meets-jazz-meets-R&B-meets-electronic, the band has quickly captured the imagination of listeners and the attention of critics in Austin and beyond.
May 6 • 2 p.m. Avalon Theatre
The Movers’ motto – “Reach high, think big, work hard, have fun!” – has served the band well. Not even the Imagination Movers themselves could have fully imagined their breakthrough success. The Movers partnered with Disney and filmed 75 episodes of their Emmy Award-winning series over three seasons.
May 6 • 7 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
The style of Slaid Cleaves may be rooted in country and traditional folk song, but it’s also deeply influenced by Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. His first album combined Slaid’s passion for folk songs, blues, and traditional country music into what’s now called Americana. Since then, Slaid’s released a long series of critically acclaimed albums, garnering him Song of the Year at the Austin Music Awards.
Reuben Studdard sings Luther Vandross
May 7 • 7 p.m. Avalon Theatre
It’s a magical night out for Ruben Studdard fans and the millions of Luther Vandross fans who long for his music. Reuben was hailed as the “next Luther” during his “American Idol” run. The audience will be treated to timeless hits such as “Endless Love,” “Superstar,” “Never Too Much, “Dance With My Father,” “Power of Love” and many more.
May 11 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
In this pared-down acoustic show, Melodime blends rock and roll, stunning piano melodies, and catchy guitar riffs with strong story-telling country roots and sing-along choruses. They’re growing a large fan base through sold-out shows at venues like House of Blues in New Orleans, playing at festivals like Rock Boat, Herndon Festival, and MusikFest, and releasing a new album this year. They run a charity, Now I Play Along Too, which provides musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children.
Medium Debbie Wojciechowski
May 12 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
Join Debbie Wojciechowski, a certified Evidential Medium and Clairvoyant with an amazing ability to communicate with those who have passed over, for this positive and uplifting evening when she provides messages from loved ones to random attendees in the audience based on the messages she receives during the program. Each attendee will leave the event with an understanding of our loved ones in Spirit and how to notice signs and connections that are possible with their loved ones.
Blue Water Highway
May 16 • 7 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
This up-and-coming band is influenced by a part of the world where the cultures of Texas and Louisiana collide in a unique melting pot steeped in the traditions of both states. The band defines itself as a live act built on excellent musicianship, great songs, and that signature three-part harmony that sets the band apart from its peers.
Under the Streetlamp
May 17 • 8 p.m. Avalon Theatre
Under The Streetlamp delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite Doo-Wop, Motown, and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll hits. The group was founded by leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation “Jersey Boys” and the guys have performed all over the world in countless other Broadway shows.
Stand Up Comedy
May 18 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
Baltimore comedian Mike Finazzo, who has opened for the likes of Dennis Miller, Drew Carey, and Brian Posehn, brings his humorous style of storytelling and observational stand-up to the Stoltz stage. Josh Kuderna will open the show.
Sherman Holmes Project
May 19 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
Long beloved in the roots music world and beyond, the Holmes Brothers (consisting of Sherman Holmes and his brothers/musical partners Wendell Holmes and Popsy Dixon) formed as a group in 1979, though they had all been playing for decades by then. They racked up numerous blues music awards. After their last album together, “Brotherhood” in 2014, they were honored with a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor the government bestows upon traditional artists. Since the passing of his brothers, Sherman continues their legacy with his Sherman Holmes Project.
Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute
May 23 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
On the eve of Bob Dylan’s 77th birthday, four of Maryland’s premier independent songwriters will perform on the Stoltz stage for one night only, celebrating the music of Bob Dylan. All of these songwriters, with their unique styles, have been heavily influenced by Dylan’s classic music, and you’re sure to enjoy their unique take on selections from his timeless anthology.
May 25 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
Susto is a country-rock band that specializes in rock and roll infused, sneaky songs that often employ single-note guitar licks playing the melody. In their latest album, “& I’m Fine Today,” the five-piece group “covers vast sonic ground, swaying between country-tinged rock, contemplative pop ballads, and any number of other genres that exist somewhere within the expansive fabric of Southern music. Theirs is a nakedly honest, narrative approach to songwriting, covering themes of heartbreak and loneliness with an added dose of creative flair.”
May 26 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
As one of the Mid-Shore’s favorite Americana bands, MuleTrain’s shows in the Stoltz usually sell out. It’s easy to see how, considering their magnetic stage presence and palpable bond as friends and musicians. With each performance they show the ability to surprise audiences with a variety of set lists (covers and originals), instruments, and special moments.
May 30 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
The Greyhounds is a trio featuring a unique sound that mixes R&B, soul, funk, and the Bakersfield country of Buck Owens into a style that has been described as “Hall & Oates meets ZZ Top.”