LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 12, 2010)—The fourth season of live music returns to downtown Leonardtown this summer when the Downtown Tunes series opens on the square on May 22, offering up a live jazz program. The series will also feature evenings devoted to acoustic music, country, and rock and roll throughout the summer. All concerts are on the fourth Saturdays of the month and all are free. Shows begin at 6 pm and will run about three hours.
Gretchen Richie and Jazz Cabaret will open on May 22. New York trumpeter Alex Norris will join the Cabaret for the night, helping round out their extensive repertoire of jazz and American standards. Around 8 pm, Fractal Folk, a large jazz ensemble will take the stage for about an hour and a half.
Downtown Tunes will continue on June 26 with an acoustic music show with The Edds, an acoustic duo of terrific singers and guitarists. Following The Edds will be Hamm-It-Ups, a trio featuring wonderful harmonies on older and newer tunes.
On July 24 Country music night will showcase local recording artist Jeff Miller, followed by the always popular Country Memories and their brand of mostly old time country music.
The series winds up on august 28 with rock and roll by Geezer and The 25th Hour Band.
All shows are free but concert goers are invited to bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Downtown restaurants will be open before and during the shows.
The series was organized and hosted by the Leonardtown Business Association.
Rain dates will be the next day, Sunday, for all shows.
For more information on events and entertainment in Leonardtown, visit the town's official Web site at