Charmed, We’re Sure
Bluegrass sensation Charm City Junction will take the stage on June 23 as part of the annual Riverfront Concert Series sponsored by Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. The family friendly, free concert starts at 6:30 p.m. on the Custom House lawn, 101 South Water Street, Chestertown.
With the release of their debut album in 2015, Charm City Junction put a new spin on old-time music, carrying the torch of fast-picking bluegrass and toe-tapping Celtic music. Featuring fiddle, claw hammer banjo, the button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places, but always with an eye on tradition.
“These sensational, not-to-be-missed young players represent the next wave of brilliant bluegrass talent,” raves Starr Center program manager and Riverfront Concert Series host Michael Buckley.
Bring your own picnic, blankets, and chairs and enjoy a magical musical evening with friends, family, and neighbors on the shores of the Chester River. In case of inclement weather, performers will take the stage at Washington College’s Hynson Pavilion, located next to Wilmer Park.
The Riverfront Concert Series features performers who reflect America’s diverse musical heritage from Appalachian folk music to contemporary bluegrass and Americana acoustic music. Buckley will provide brief commentary and some cultural context at each performance. A 20-year veteran of the music world, Buckley’s eclectic weekly radio program, Sunday mornings from 7-10 am on Annapolis-based WRNR, 103.1 FM (streaming live at wrnr.com), includes the popular interview series “Voices of the Chesapeake Bay.”
For more information, visit starrcenter.washcoll.edu or contact Michael Buckley,
410-810-7156. Additional support for the 2016 Riverfront Concert Series provided by Yerkes Construction, the Washington College Student Events Board (SEB), and the Kent County Arts Council.