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Study of the American Experience

Legacy Day in Chestertown

Date: 4:00pm EDT August 16, 2014

Kent County’s Legacy Day 2014: A Celebration of Community, History, and Culture

Kent County salutes Charlie Graves and his Uptown Club! There will be music playing, dancing in the streets, and plenty of swinging and swaying!

A parade will lead off at 6 pm from the corner of Calvert Street and College Avenue, the site of the old Uptown Club owned by Charlie Graves. In its heyday from the late 40s through the  70s, the Club welcomed the best performers of the Chitlin’ Circuit. Ray Charles, Otis Redding, B.B. King, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Gene Chandler, Sam Cooke, The Platters, Little Richard, Patti Labelle and the Bluebells, and many others performed in Chestertown.

Saturday’s celebration gets into full swing on High Street with doo-wop music played by DJ Stansbury, followed by a live concert by QUIET FIRE. NEW LOCATION! High Street near Garfield Center/Prince Theatre in downtown Chestertown, MD
Free Admission – Cash Bar – Food Vendors
Legacy Day is organized by the Historical Society of Kent County, the Graves family, the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, the Kent County Arts Council, the Garfield Center for the Arts, Yerkes Construction, and the Diversity Dialogue Group. Free and open to the public!
For more info: call 410-778-3696