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Chesapeake Music Festival

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Celebrate the Bay’s rich musical heritage, in a festival dedicated to Chesapeake folk music! Enjoy songs and storytelling from local bands, while taking in the view from SERC’s 18th-century mansion ruins overlooking the Bay. Food, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Because we’re an active research site, sadly we can’t accommodate any dogs except service animals. The festival takes place on a hill with a view of the Rhode River and Chesapeake Bay. Visitors are welcome to either walk up to the festival or take a shuttle bus.
This is a zero-waste event. Composting and recycling are provided. We encourage visitors to bring reusable water bottles and help keep the festival sustainable.
This event is part of the Smithsonian Year of Music, in partnership with the Arundel Rivers Federation. Festival sponsorship provided by the Smithsonian Year of Music, the Four Rivers Heritage Area, Aveda Corporation and WRNR.
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September 14
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road , Edgewater, MD, 21037 , United States
2 Contees Wharf Rd United States