Tickets now on sale

March 15, 2007

Western Maryland Blues Fest

From 4 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 1; and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2

Central Parking Lot on North Potomac Street on Friday and City Central Lot on Saturday; both in downtown Hagerstown

Friday tickets are $17.50 in advance and $20 at the gate. Saturday tickets are $27.50 in advance and $30 at the gate; $9.50 in advance for ages 6 to 12 and $7 at the gate; and free for ages 5 and younger. Combination tickets for both days are $37.50. These prices include service charges.

Friday's lineup for the 12th annual Western Maryland Blues Fest consists of four acts, including Walter Trout & the Radicals. Saturday's lineup consists of eight acts on two stages and includes the James Cotton Band and Joe Bonamassa.

For tickets, call the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 301-791-3246 or go to The visitors bureau is expected to have the tickets today or Friday.


Washington County Teen Idol

7 p.m. Saturday, May 5

The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown

Tickets are $10.

Watch the semifinals and finals for the local teen idol contest. About 20 Tri-State-area contestants, ages 16 to 19, will compete. Defyance, a band from Falling Waters, W.Va., will perform '60s and '70s music during intermission.

For tickets, call The Maryland Theatre at 301-790-2000 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or go to

Contemporary American Theater Festival

Times vary, Friday, July 6, through Sunday, July 29

Frank Center and the Studio Theater (in Sara Cree Hall), Shepherd University campus, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Individual tickets are $26 to $36. Ticket packages are available that include a pass good for all performances.

This year's festival features four plays, including a sober look into a "soonish" future, a look into the life of a young U.S. woman killed in Gaza, and a tale of a middle-of-the-road couple whose beliefs are thrown into question when their daughter decides she doesn't want to go to college.

For tickets, call 800-999-CATF (2283) or go online to

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