CSM Kicks Off Twilight Performance Series

The College of Southern Maryland presents a family friendly Twilight Performance Series during July at the La Plata

Family-Friendly, Free Concerts Continue Through Aug. 2

More than 225 people tapped their toes and some even kicked up their heels as the College of Southern Maryland kicked off its Twilight Performance Series with the Calvert Dance Band July 10 and 12 at the Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses. The family-friendly, outdoor series will continue through Aug. 2 and will feature salsa, rhythm and blues, and bluegrass on the lawns at each of the college's campuses in La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick.

Launching the series was the Calvert Dance Band, a 17-piece swing band composed of volunteers from the tri-county with members ranging in age from the teens to the 70s who are working professionals, teachers, retirees and public school students.

Sharing a passion for big-band music, the band played toe-tapping music that got several audience members up and dancing. A makeshift dance floor at Leonardtown Campus accommodated numerous couples when the performance moved indoors due to weather, while at the Prince Frederick Campus, 21-month-old Ian Hammett was swinging to the music as soon as he arrived at the lawn of the Prince Frederick Campus.

The free performances continue through Aug. 2. Upcoming artists include Bio Ritmo Salsa Band on July 17, 18 and 19; Rhythm and Blues Pianist: Deanna Bogart on July 24, 25 and 26; and High Ground Bluegrass Band on July 31, Aug. 1 and 2.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food and beverages will be available to purchase at each campus, or the audience may bring picnics, however no alcoholic beverages are permitted.

This year’s sponsors are the Arts Council of Calvert County, American Home Mortgage, Community Bank of Tri-County, Computer Sciences Corporation, Liberty Homes, M&T Bank, Maredith Management LLC, Maryland State Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, St. Mary's Hospital, Southern Maryland Newspapers and W.M. Davis, Inc.

For more information on the Twilight Performance Series, visit www.csmd.edu/finearts. For weather-related decisions check at each campus, online at www.csmd.edu, or call the college hotline, 301-369-1999 or 1-800-650-4023. Decisions will be posted by 4 p.m. the day of the concert.

CALENDAR LISTINGS

Calvert County

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Bio Ritmo Salsa Band. July 19, 6:30 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Rd, Prince Frederick, Md. As part of the Twilight Performance Series, the Bio Ritmo Salsa Band will perform at the Prince Frederick Campus of CSM. This is part of the new summer performance series sponsored in part by the Arts Council of Calvert County, The Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The series will feature a different performance on each campus. Food available beginning at 6 p.m. or bring a picnic with a lawn chair or a blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted). Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/FineArts.

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Deanna Bogart. July 26, 6:30 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Rd, Prince Frederick, Md. As part of the Twilight Performance Series, Rhythm and Blues Pianist Deanna Bogart will perform at the Prince Frederick Campus of CSM. This is part of the new summer performance series sponsored in part by the Arts Council of Calvert County, The Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The series will feature a different performance on each campus. Food available beginning at 6 p.m. or bring a picnic with a lawn chair or a blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted). Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/FineArts.

CSM Twilight Performance Series: High Ground Bluegrass Band. Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Rd, Prince Frederick, Md. As part of the Twilight Performance Series, the High Ground Bluegrass Band will perform at the Prince Frederick Campus of CSM. This is part of the new summer performance series sponsored in part by the Arts Council of Calvert County, The Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The series will feature a different performance on each campus. Food available beginning at 6 p.m. or bring a picnic with a lawn chair or a blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted). Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/FineArts.

Charles County

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Bio Ritmo Salsa Band. July 18, 6:30 p.m., La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, Md. As part of the Twilight Performance Series, the Bio Ritmo Salsa Band will perform at the La Plata Campus of CSM. The series will feature a different performance on each campus. Food available beginning at 6 p.m. or bring a picnic with a lawn chair or a blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted). Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/FineArts.

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Deanna Bogart. July 25, 6:30 p.m., La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, Md. As part of the Twilight Performance Series, Rhythm and Blues Pianist Deanna Bogart will perform at the La Plata Campus of CSM. The series will feature a different performance on each campus. Food available beginning at 6 p.m. or bring a picnic with a lawn chair or a blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted). Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/FineArts.

CSM Twilight Performance Series: High Ground Bluegrass Band. Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m., La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, Md. As part of the Twilight Performance Series, the High Ground Bluegrass Band will perform at the La Plata Campus of CSM. The series will feature a different performance on each campus. Food available beginning at 6 p.m. or bring a picnic with a lawn chair or a blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted). Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/FineArts.

St. Mary’s County

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Bio Ritmo Salsa Band. July 17, 6:30 p.m., Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Rd, Leonardtown, Md. As part of the Twilight Performance Series, the Bio Ritmo Salsa Band will perform at the Leonardtown Campus of CSM. The series will feature a different performance on each campus. Food available beginning at 6 p.m. or bring a picnic with a lawn chair or a blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted). Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/FineArts.

CSM Twilight Performance Series: Deanna Bogart. July 24, 6:30 p.m., Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Rd, Leonardtown, Md. As part of the Twilight Performance Series, Rhythm and Blues Pianist Deanna Bogart will perform at the Leonardtown Campus of CSM. The series will feature a different performance on each campus. Food available beginning at 6 p.m. or bring a picnic with a lawn chair or a blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted). Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/FineArts.

CSM Twilight Performance Series: High Ground Bluegrass Band. July 31, 6:30 p.m., Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Rd, Leonardtown , Md. As part of the Twilight Performance Series, the High Ground Bluegrass Band will perform at the Leonardtown Campus of CSM. The series will feature a different performance on each campus. Food available beginning at 6 p.m. or bring a picnic with a lawn chair or a blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted). Free. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/FineArts.

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