The turnout for our annual Jam Band event hit a record level with attendees of all ages filling The Square in the heart of the Arts & Entertainment District. A number of talented local musicians come together every year to entertain the crowds as they collaborate, improvise, and jam away as part of the First Friday Outdoor Music Series. Singers, guitarists, keyboardists, drummers, groovers and shakers, you name it, they were all here for the Tribute to the 60’s with Bob Schaller & Friends! There was dancing in the street and plenty of sunshine as the day gave way to a beautiful evening with a great time held for all at this free family and pet-friendly event.
The rhythms continued into the night as the SoMar Drummers picked up the beat and ran with it down the hill to The Wharf for the monthly audience participation Drum Circle from 8-10 pm. Other fun First Friday activities included opening receptions for new shows at local art galleries, artists performing demos and holding Open Studio sessions, one-evening only specials offered by participating shops and restaurants, and Second Hope Rescue (hosted by Home Elements) featuring furry friends available for adoption.
A huge shout out to our Platinum Level Sponsors (Marrick Homes, Quality Built Homes, and the Winegardner Motor Company) whose support makes these community events possible and also to our in-kind sponsors Big Larry’s Eatery and the Olde Town Pub.
Join us on August 4th for “Rockin’ First Friday” with local band The Lucky Few, a special tribute to the superstars from the Kiss band, and a free photo at the Southern Maryland Entertainment photo booth. Come dressed in Rock ‘n Roll attire and you may win a prize!