12th annual Summertime Maritime Concert Series returns to Museum

Annapolis Maritime Museum’s 12th annual Summertime Maritime Concert series features Chesapeake Bay musicians as well as artists from other watersheds across the country. All the concerts feature traditional songs or original material written by the artists. Most concerts run on Thursdays evenings. This year, the Museum is adding two Saturday evening concerts on July 21 and August 11. All concerts run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The concerts take place in the Cap’n Herbie Sadler Waterman’s Park on the Museum campus at 723 Second Street in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis, or inside the McNasby Oyster Company building in the case of inclement weather.

The Museum is a 20-minute stroll or a fun and inexpensive water-taxi ride from City Dock. The eCruisers electric shuttles provide a free, fun and “green” way to visit the Museum and the many restaurants nearby. Call 443-481-2422 for shuttle pick-up information.  Boaters who are Museum members can dock for free at the Museum piers while attending the concerts on a space-available basis.

“You can make a delightful evening out of visiting the Museum for these concerts,” says series producer Janie Meneely. “Be sure to stop by one of the neighborhood restaurants for crab cakes or other local delicacies, then enjoy the music while you watch all the boats go by. Bring your own lawn chair, but leave your own bottle behind,”

The Museum will provide beer, wine and soft drinks for a minimal donation, and take-out is available from several nearby Eastport restaurants and eateries, including Wild Country Seafood, the Leeward Café, Davis’ Pub and the Boat Yard Bar & Grill.

Admission is free, thanks to the support of Museum members, the City of Annapolis, the Eastport Civic Association, Land Shark Beer, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. However, a suggested donation of $12 per person is greatly appreciated. For more information or directions visit www.amaritime.org or call the museum staff at 410-295-0104.