Top Fives for June 3-6

June 03, 2010

Top Five Events

Blues Fest concerts

The Lotta Blues Kickoff on Friday night features Hamilton Loomis, Bernard Allison and other performers. The Downtown House Party all afternoon Saturday features Michael Burks and the Tommy Castro Band, among other performers. Both days, concerts take place in the Central City parking lot in Hagerstown. See Blues Fest schedule here.

Bluegrass festival

Bands include Durham Station, CB Pickers, Fitzmaurice and Ernie Bradley. Jam sessions. Activities for children until 6 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. The Woodmen of the World campground, 8334 Reichard Road, near Fairplay. At the gate, tickets cost $20 per person; $10 all-you-can-drink arm band. Proceeds go to Children's National Medical Center. Call Tonie at 301-582-2473 or go to

Electric car show

The Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, D.C., will hold its Power of DC show, featuring electric cars, Tesla and Mini-E Cooper racing on autocross course, display of electric vehicles. The show opens at 10 a.m. at Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road. Free admission for spectators; $25 to drive autocross course. Call 301-490-0657 or go to


Final days for Boonsboro carnival

Final concerts are Roll the Dice, performing Thursday, June 3; The Brandy Stills Band, performing Friday, June 4, followed by fireworks; and Sister Mary Elephant, Saturday, June 5. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly at Shafer Memorial Park, Park Lane in Boonsboro. Concerts are free. Carnival tickets cost $18. Call 301-432-6979.

Americana artist visits Hancock

P. Buckley Moss has created a new painting, "Winter at St. Thomas," which will be released as a limited edition giclee on paper during her appearance at the church. A reception will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Thomas' Parish Hall, 2 E. High St. The public is invited. Call 301-678-6569.

Top Five Free

Military band concert

U.S. Navy Country Current will perform country and bluegrass music at 6 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 346, or e-mail

Bluefish Blues Fest All-Star Jam

Local and national blues musicians will jam in North Hagerstown on Friday and Saturday, hosted by Rudy & the Bluefish from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Grill, 13208 Fountainhead Plaza. Call 301-797-4455. No cover.

Blues at the museum

The South Hagerstown High School Jazz Band will perform from noon to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 3 p.m. at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Phil Wiggins and Corey Harris will conduct a workshop from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Call 301-739-5727.

Jazz in the park

Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra will present swing and contemporary big band music at 7 p.m. in War Memorial Park, Tennessee Avenue. Call 304-264-4842 or e-mail

Family Blues Picnic in the park

A free Sunday afternoon blues concert in Hagerstown features four blues acts, children's activities, vendors, an art show and more. See Blues Fest schedule here.

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