David Wilcox Thursday, June 20, 2013 Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room $30
Considered a songwriters songwriter, David Wilcoxs honest, heart-felt songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang.
In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched. He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between...and all tempered by a quick and wry wit.
With a style that The Boston Globe says "Combines the best of both pop and modern folk aesthetics," he writes songs that are wake up calls to the heart and balm for the soul.
Pan & Wendy: An Awfully Big Adventure The Avalon Foundation’s Underground Actors Presents Pan & Wendy: An Awfully Big Adventure Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22 at 7 pm and Sunday, June 23 at 2 pm Theatre $15 Adults & $10 Students
This June, the Avalon Foundation’s Underground Actors present a new telling of a classic tale with Pan & Wendy: An Awfully Big Adventure, written and directed by Edwin Talley Wilford.
This show is a remarkable blend of adventure, romance, and humor for both the young and the young at heart.
The show features a diversified and high-energy cast of both rambunctious Lost Boys, bloodthirsty pirates, and a “hook handed maniac/pirate lord/villain/rogue”.
Call 410-822-7299 for tickets.
Naked Blue Friday, June 21, 2013 Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room $20
Eastern Shore CD release show!
Drawing from the Americana tradition and firmly grounded with a pleasing pop sensibility, the performing songwriter team, Jen and Scott Smith, and their band, Naked Blue, have become a mainstay on the folk/pop scene.
Over the years they've shared the stage with an vast constellation of musical stars: John Mayer, Joe Cocker, Jeffrey Gaines, Aimee Mann, Kenny Loggins, Dan Fogelberg, Derek Trucks Band, Jonatha Brooke, Lowen & Navarro, to name just a few.
The strength of their songwriting and musicianship is evident in the way they easily transition between full-band performances at venues like DAR Constitution Hall, The Kennedy Center, and acoustic shows at small intimate venues like the Stoltz.
And the icing on the cake is Jen is from Crisfield, so she has roots on the Eastern Shore...shes looking forward to getting back over The Bridge, so be sure to come out to help welcome home one of our own!
Meg Hutchinson Thursday, June 27 2013 Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room $20
Award-winning acoustic songwriter Meg Hutchinson returns to the Stoltz for an evening of her moving, soulful ballads.
Fans of Dar Williams and Kris Delmhorst will appreciate Megs beautifully descriptive, introspective tunes...With influences ranging from poet Mary Oliver, songwriter Shawn Colvin, and mood-maker David Gray, she brings a poets sensibility to the everyday scenes she lays out in her songs, painting vivid pictures of the way America lives today.
Easton's CARNIVAL & 4th of JULY CELEBRATION
The Carnival will take place in Waterside Village near the Target shopping center. Bring the entire family and enjoy fun rides, games and food June 28th-July 4th. On the 4th of July there will be patriotic programming and live musical performances by the Chesapeake Community Band and NightLife. Also on the 4th a grand fireworks display will take place at dusk in the grassy area near the carnival. Discount wrist bands will be available for more information please call 410-822-7299.
FRIDAY JUNE 28 - WEDNESDAY JULY 3RD 6PM-11PM
THURSDAY, JULY 4 4PM-11PM
Entertainment of the 4th begins at 6pm Fireworks will go off at dusk
Easton's Carnival & 4th of July Celebration is the work of the Avalon Foundation and made possible with the generous sponsorships from the Fred Frederick Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, Town of Easton, VFW Post 5118 and American Legion Post 70.
Swampcandy returns to the Stoltz for a rollicking night of their aggressive Stomping-Mississippi-Blues and eclectic cross-genre sets as they celebrate the release of their latest CD, Midnight Creep!
In addition to performing the new album live in its entirety, the duo will screen a fascinating documentary they made while recording Midnight Creep in non-studio locations (such as around a bonfire in an open field) with various artists who contributed their time and effort to the project.
Swampcandy is an acclaimed, down-and-dirty duo known for producing foot-stomping blues roots music infused with a strong dose of rock and roll. Their cross-genre sets create an eclectic mix of honestly-crafted songs that will take you on a journey of raw emotion and refined sensation. —a stimulating blend of percussive, finger-style acoustic jazz and blues with catchy melodies and poetic lyrics that pack a punch.
This performance is co-sponsored by the Avalon Foundation and Chesapeake Bay Foundation as part of the Clean Water Concert Series
A troupe of Chesapeake Bay troubadours celebrating life here in the "Land of Pleasant Living" and along the shores of the Chesapeake through song and story and mirth... The Eastport Oyster Boys have been acclaimed as the Musical Goodwill Ambassadors from the City of Annapolis, the Maritime Republic of Eastport and the Chesapeake.
Community Support Present at Concert: Evergreen UM Sea Grant Extension Waterfowl Chesapeake Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Aloft Arial Photography Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Chester River Association Sassafras River Association Adkins Arboretum Horn Point Laboratory
So prepare to open wide and say, Ha ha! in this inspiring and laugh-filled evening of skit comedy that probes the healing properties of comedy!
The Healthy Hilarity Show features motivational speaker Patricia Murray joined onstage by a few of the areas best comic talent to deliver the strong, humorous dose of hope that Murrays friend, Dr. Patch Adams, prescribes.
If you need to tickle your funny bone and boost a sagging spirit, this night of entertainment is just what the doctor ordered!
The English Beat Sunday, July 14th 2013 Doors: 7:30 pm; Show 8 pm Avalon Theatre $35
With a string of highly danceable hit singles like Mirror in the Bathroom, Save It for Later, and I Confess, this legendary ska band could not only move your feet on the dance floor but move your heart with its simple musical message of love and unity!
Touring in their heyday with iconic bands like The Clash and The Police, The English Beat mixed soul, reggae, pop, and punk into a unique, enduringly enjoyable sound thats as fresh and relevant today as it was when it helped to shape one of the most innovative and exciting eras in pop music history.
The Avalons dance floor will be open for this special show, so be sure to come out and see why, after all these years, The Beat goes on!
Hailing from the fertile musical soil of Marylands Eastern Shore, the Roadhouse Clams are fueled by sour mash whiskey and back-road attitude, playing rootsy redneck Americana gems with a combination of biker-joint rowdiness and beach-bar harmony.
With the raw energy of Steve Earle, the Rolling Stones, and John Hiatt, the Clams put on shows that are pure juke joint, with devilishly clever lyrics, tight harmonies, and white-hot musicianship that rollicks along like a runaway tractor trailer!
This is what live music is supposed to be: fun, raucous rock & roll with get-nasty guitars, tight harmonies, down-and-dirty lyrical themes, and a superbly locked-in rhythm section. The Backbeat Blog
Comedys Best Kept Secret Tour Comedys Best Kept Secret Tour Featuring Dan Frigolette and Miguel Dalmau (and maybe more!) Friday, August 9th, 2013 Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8:00 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room $20
If you've ever wanted to see rising comedians right on the edge of making it big, you wont want to miss this hilarious night of great comedic talent that hasnt made it into the limelight...not yet, anyway.
Dan Frigolette has headlined the world-famous Carolines on Broadway and performs coast to coast with his sharp stage prose and clever joke writing that honestly and energetically depict his intricate neuroses.
As the U.S. Navy’s premier contemporary entertainment ensemble, the Cruisers feature eight of the Navy's most dynamic performers playing genres of music ranging from jazz & standards, rhythm & blues, classic rock, adult contemporary and pop as well as original material.
Avalon Boxoffice 410-822-7299 for questions. NO TICKETS NEEDED - JUST COME ENJOY THE SHOW.
Paula Cole Friday, September 27th 2013 Doors 7:30 pm; Show 8 pm Avalon Theatre $30
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience one the most compelling voices of our time, Paula Cole, in an intimate trio performance!
Cole, a Grammy winner and seven-time Grammy nominee, has sold millions of albums since releasing her hit album "This Fire" in 1997. She's performed with icons in many genres of music from Peter Gabriel to Dolly Parton (and practically everyone in between). Other artists such as Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, and Katherine McPhee have covered her poetic and fiercely touching compositions.
From her top ten hits of the 1990s to her more recent critically acclaimed albums, Paula Cole will share with you in the wonderful setting of the Avalon her heartfelt music that defies categorization.
“An extraordinary songwriter with a gorgeous voice” – Rolling Stone
“… a feisty poet with a soaring voice and a funky groove.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Paula is an original voice both in what she is saying and how she is saying it.” – Peter Gabriel