The St. Michaels Community Center’s free, waterfront Summer Concert Series is kicking off this Thurs, June 16 at 6:00 p.m. with local favorite JCT33 playing their ‘little bit country, little bit rock ‘n roll.’ The series continues each Thursday at Muskrat Park in St. Michaels through Sept. 1, with all performances listed on the Community Center’s website.
Muskrat Park features an expansive lawn overlooking St. Michaels Harbor and the Miles River and includes a covered gazebo for performances, with plenty of locally-owned restaurants and parking nearby.
Guests may bring a blanket or their own seating, with limited picnic tables available. Bringing a takeout meal from one of the concert’s sponsors is encouraged, with alcohol prohibited.
“The St. Michaels business community has really embraced our concert series with support this year,” said SMCC Executive Director Patrick Rofe. “The support goes beyond the cost of the performances and is essential in keeping our daily operations going for the people we serve.”
The free concert series is made possible through patron tips and generous local business sponsors acknowledged at each concert. Treats include snow cones, bottled water, and hand-scooped vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream provided by Justine’s Ice Cream Parlor. This year cash and credit card payments are being accepted for treat purchases, with all proceeds benefiting the individuals and families served by SMCC’s programs and activities.
The nonprofit continues to provide groceries and meals to those in need during select hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays along with youth, senior, and adult programs throughout the year.
Donations to the St. Michaels Community Center’s annual fund and proceeds from its Treasure Cove Thrift Shop, located on Railroad Ave. in St. Michaels, help the nonprofit provide year-round programs, services, and community events for people in St. Michaels and from throughout Maryland’s Bay Hundred area. The nonprofit also recently announced its first-ever capital campaign supporting the adaptive redesign of its building, with more architectural renderings and more at www.stmichaelscc.org/future.