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Riverfront Concert Series
July 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A highlight of summer in Chestertown, Washington College’s Riverfront Concert Series continues on Thursday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. with music of the Americas. Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs and enjoy a magical evening with friends, family and neighbors on the shores of the Chester River. The free concerts take place at the Custom House lawn on the corner of High and Water streets.
The concert series features “Guitaras Americana: Music of the Americas, Salvadoran to Samba” featuring Fredy Granillo and Jonathan Stone on July 6. A Salvadoran musician, painter and ceramicist, Fredy Granillo played with the band Yarabi and recorded his first album “Todo Esta Normal” in 2012. He has performed in El Salvador, California, New York, Chestertown and the D.C. area. Fingerstyle guitarist Jonathan Stone is dedicated to performing Brazilian sambas and Brazilian jazz.
On Thursday, July 20, local favorites the Gospel Shepherds along with the Mighty Men of Mount Olive A.M.E. Church will conclude the series with “Down by the Riverside: A Glorious Evening of Eastern Shore Community Gospel Music.” In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to Hynson Pavilion in Wilmer Park. Free lemonade and cookies will be provided at each concert.
Produced by the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, the 2017 Riverfront Concert Series highlights America’s diverse musical heritage. At each performance, Starr Center program manager and concert series host Michael Buckley will provide brief commentary and some cultural context. A 20-year veteran of the music world, Michael’s eclectic weekly radio program on Annapolis-based WRNR, 103.1 FM includes the popular interview series “Voices of the Chesapeake Bay.”
For more information, visit starrcenter.washcoll.edu or contact Michael Buckley at 410-810-7156. Additional support for the 2017 Riverfront Concert Series is provided by Yerkes Construction.