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Upcoming Events in Kent County
September 3, 2021 @ 12:00 am - September 25, 2021 @ 12:00 am
New Artist Exhibits
September 3 • 5-7 p.m.
Tish Fine Art Plus, 343 High Street, Chestertown
Tish Fine Art Plus hosts an exhibit, “Tish Artists take the Stage,” with Tish’s regular artists. Twenty 2D artists, along with an amazing group of artisans, are showing until September 12, with a First Friday Celebration on September 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Opening on September 16, award winning artist Paul Santori presents his divergent and engaging portfolio, “An Eastern Shore Retrospective,” to celebrate four years of painting on the Shore. A First Friday Celebration will be held on October 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.tishfineart.com.
Stephen Phillip Harvey Big Band
September 3 • 8 p.m.
The Mainstay, Rock Hall
Passionate about both jazz and pop culture, composer Stephen Philip Harvey never shies away from blending both into his writing. In his current large ensemble project, Stephen uses contemporary big band writing styles and genre-blending idioms to bring comic book inspired pieces to life. These compositions combine elements of big band jazz, fusion, funk, rock, and cinematic score to bring classic characters and scenes off the page. Call 410-639-9133.
Open Auditions for “Shrek, The Musical!”
September 7 • 6:30 p.m.
Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre, Chestertown
Nearly everyone in the cast will play multiple roles – only the identified principles will play just one part. Several roles are listed as “Youth/Adult,” which means there is flexibility in casting these parts. People are welcome to come to the auditions with a preferred role (a specific Principle or Fairytale Creature). For detailed audition information, visit www.garfieldcenter.org/shrekauditions.
25th Chestertown Jazz Festival
Rock Hall and Chestertown
Enjoy three days of fabulous jazz featuring national and regional artists. The festival begins Thursday, September 9 at The Mainstay in Rock Hall with Chuck Redd & Company. Wilmer Park will host the rest of the weekend’s festivities. The opening Gala Cocktail Party and Concert will be held Friday, September 10 and features The Bratcher Project, Joe Holt and The Sholbertshire Quartet. Saturday’s headliner is Christian McBride’s Jawn, plus the Chestertown Revue, Burke Family Gospel and the Ephraim and Ebbin Dorsey Quintet. Tickets may be purchased at www.garfieldcenter.org.
September 11 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
MassoniArt, 203 High Street, Chestertown
MassoniArt presents Marcy Dunn Ramey’s annual exhibit, “Geometries,” starting with an opening reception on September 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an artist’s talk at noon. Work from Michael Kahn and Katherine Cox will also be shown in this exhibit. The exhibit runs through October 11 with a First Friday Reception on October 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. For details, call 410-778-7330.
Charlie Joiner Memorial Decoy Show
September 11 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Galena Volunteer Fire Company, Galena
There will be a special display of Charlie Joiner’s work with some items never exhibited before. There will be a small auction at 1 p.m. (five items) and there will be several door prizes also. Admission is $5 with children under 12 free. Contact Allan Schauber at 410-708-7011 with question or email email@example.com.
Chestertown Farmers’ Market and Artisans’ Market
Saturdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25 • 8 a.m. – noon, weather permitting
Fountain Park, Chestertown
About 30 farmer vendors and around 20 artisan vendors participate regularly. Purchase soaps, plants, cut flowers, herbs, produce, breads, and handcrafted works of local artisans. For details, visit http://chestertownfarmersmarket.org or call 410-778-0500.
Cars on High
September 16 • 6-8 p.m.
300 Block of High Street by Fountain Park, Chestertown
This series of gatherings takes place in downtown Chestertown every third Thursday of the month through October, from 6 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. The town closes the 300 block of High Street, adjacent to Fountain Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and owners line up their antique, exotic, classic, or custom cars to share with other auto enthusiasts and the general public. These free events are sponsored by Main Street Chestertown and organized by local car collectors Jon and Barbara Slocum, who provide weather updates and more at facebook.com/CarsOnHighStreet. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sultana Education Foundation’s Gala
September 18 • 6 p.m.
Clovelly Nurseries, Chestertown
With a waterfront view, enjoy great food, an open bar and live music with the Hudson Horns for dancing during this gala, which helps support the foundation’s programs in environmental science and American history. The gala will help support the foundation’s new Lawrence Wetlands Preserve in Chestertown that is due to open in 2023. For tickets, email email@example.com or call 410-778-5954.