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Starr Center for the

Study of the American Experience

Riverfront Concert Series: Charm City Junction

Date: 6:30pm EDT June 23, 2016

Old Time rhythms, foot stomping Irish melodies and hard driving bluegrass!

Charm City Junction puts 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. CCJ released their debut album on Patuxent Records in the fall of 2015. The album hit as high as #15 on the Folk-DJ Radio Charts. 

All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. on the Custom House lawn, 101 South Water Street, Chestertown.  The concerts are free—and so are the lemonade and cookies. 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.

With the afternoon threat of rain, we’ve decided to move the concert to Washington College’s Hynson Pavilion, located next to Wilmer Park.

Starr Center program manager and Riverfront Concert Series host Michael 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.