As part of the Southern Maryland Acoustic Music Assembly, the public is invited to an Evening Concert featuring four acoustic bands and a spaghetti dinner (optional). Featured bands include: Fair Warning, Recycled Bluegrass, Sarah & Lauren Benzo, and Robby Wilson & Friends. To learn more about the concert, and the other activities planned for the day -OR- or to make a dinner reservation, SCROLL DOWN.
Come for part—or all day! Open to all abilities! Door prizes!
Join us for a day of song circles and acoustic jamming, followed by an evening concert, dinner, and contra dancing. Bring your preferred instruments and/or your favorite songs to the afternoon song circles—or just come to listen! In the evening, dinner will be available along with music from four bands, including Sarah & Lauren Brenzo, Recycled Bluegrass, Fair Warning, and Robby Wilson & Friends! The evening contra dance will feature caller Slim Harrison and the Bushwood Mill Band (contra dance beginners welcome!).
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center and Calvert Library
SMAMA is an opportunity to play, sing, dance, and hear different kinds of music—and to meet other musicians from Southern Maryland and beyond! SMAMA is open to all ages and abilities, and is family-friendly. Food, drink, wine/beer will be available.
ON-GOING Check-In at the Murray Arts Building
1:00-4:30pm Song Circles & Jamming
Join one of the open song circles for music-making & singing. For those who wish to continue playing beyond 4:30pm, there are many indoor & outdoor options.
4:30-5:00pm Lasagna Dinner
Delicious lasagna dinner (vegetarian option provided). Make your dinner reservation: www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/content/southern-maryland-acoustic-music-assembly
5:00-7:00pm Evening Concert Jam with four bands:
Fair Warning—Frank & Sue Burton have been playing their acoustic pub songs throughout Southern Maryland for more than 25 years
Recycled Bluegrass—these fellas say that each of them has played in so many different bluegrass combos around the area that the name just fits.
Sarah & Lauren Benzo—this sister duo have been sharing their Quebecois fiddle music with the Southern Maryland Celtic community for years.
Robby Wilson & Friends—discover the unexpected pleasures in what he describes as hillbilly-hippie-hootenanny music. Or just call it Americana jam music.
7:00-9:00pm Contra Dancing—featuring caller Slim Harrison and the Bushwood Mill Band. Open to all ages and abilities!
About Food & Drink: snacks and drinks available for purchase throughout the day. Drink options will include soft drinks, lemonade, wine, beer, etc. We strongly recommend that you make your dinner reservations in advance to ensure your place. Any extra dinners will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $7 each.
To enjoy the special dinner/admission price in advance: annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/southern-maryland-acoustic-music-assembly-2018/
Complete event info: www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/content/southern-maryland-acoustic-music-assembly
Event Admission (day of): adults $5, Seniors $4, Military $4, Youth $3, kids 5 & under free.
Extra dinners will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $7