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Starr Center for the

Study of the American Experience

2014 Riverfront Concert Series: Them Eastport Oyster Boys

Date: 6:30pm EDT July 3, 2014

The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience presents the 2014 Washington College Riverfront Concert Series on the Chester River. The series continues on Thursday, July 3 at 6:30 P.M. with a rollicking 4th of July weekend performance by Them Eastport Oyster Boys!

Recognized as Musical Goodwill Ambassadors to the City of Annapolis, the Maritime Republic of Eastport and the Chesapeake, Them Eastport Oyster Boys love to share their musical celebration of life on the shores of the Chesapeake and its scenic rivers with audiences of all ages. For over two decades they have educated, amused and delighted thousands with their wit, wisdom and special message of stewardship and appreciation for the Bay and its unique maritime culture and history. Anyone who loves being on or near the water will find they have a lot in common with these guys, whose simple philosophy is wrapped up in the three basic necessities of life “a good hat, a good dog and a good boat!” 

Though calling the waterman’s village of the Maritime Republic of Eastport home, their songs and stories ring true to any of the Chesapeake’s harbor towns, rivers or quiet coves and have been appreciated as far as the shores of Nova Scotia, Ireland, Europe and Australia. The Boy’s spirit and music has also been featured in numerous national and international radio, television, print and film productions. Them Eastport Oyster Boys entertain with a wide variety of musical styles that include folk, island rhythms, traditional Celtic, Dixie-swing, maritime chanteys, haunting waltzes and even some good ol’ rock-and-roll. So come on down to the Chestertown riverfront and get ready for a fun time with Them Eastport Oyster Boys. 

The Washington College Riverfront Concert Series includes three Thursday evening summer concerts on the Custom House Lawn at the corner of Water and High Streets. Each family style concert begins at 6:30 P.M. and includes free lemonade and cookies. Folks are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnics and blankets. These concerts are free and open to the public. Please help spread the word and bring a few friends!

Final concert:

Thursday, July 17 Victoria Vox (ukelele) and Katie Chambers (cello)

For more information visit: www.starrcenter.washcoll.edu