We love the annual crustacean-themed community event every June, featuring crab artwork, crab craft activities, steamed crabs, crab dip, crab bowls, crab books, crab everything throughout town! HydraFX rocked The Square and First Friday crowd with a high energy blast of songs from both the past and present. The evening also included opening receptions for new shows at the art galleries, open studio workshops, book signings by local authors, live music at select venues, and one-night only specials. Pictured above is young artist Pearl designing a beautiful shell necklace with “Artful Playhouse”, photo courtesy of Meg McDowell.

A special note of appreciation to our Platinum Level Sponsors (Marrick Homes, Quality Built Homes, and Leonardtown Chevrolet Buick GMC) whose generous support makes these free concerts and activities possible. Also a big thank you to the Town of Leonardtown, Leonardtown Business Association members, and our team of dedicated volunteers on the First Friday committee.

Join us for our next event on July 5th for the “Red, White & Blues Jam” with Bob Schaller and Friends. If you are a musician and would like to join in with the Jam Band, email: schaller@md.metrocast.net. Check the “Leonardtown First Fridays” page on Facebook for updates and details as the date approaches. Info about the band schedules, Drop ‘N’ Dine childcare/ youth art program, and Picnic Dinners To Go may be found at: www.leonardtownmusicfest.com