The weekend ends on a high “note” on Sunday, July 14, 2019, when the Town of Leonardtown once again will host various jazz-themed activities, including jazz brunches and other activities around town.
See below for activities (check back often; more activities added weekly!):
Port of Leonardtown Winery
Local winery and agricultural cooperative will host a day of jazzy fun at their tasting room featuring “Reluctant Jazz Band” playing on the porch from 2PM – 5PM. Enjoy tastings of local wines from local vines, homemade sangria and wine slushies from 12PM to 6PM. Bring a picnic!
Shepherd's Old Field Market
An afternoon jazz event featuring local jazz artists (TBA) and other activities at Shepherds Old Field Market, an historic warehouse and hardware store rehabbed into an indoor marketplace and community gathering space that contains shops, a deli, coffee shop, beer garden, winery and more.
Fenwick Street Used Books & Music
Check out Fenwick Street Used Books & Music near the Leonardtown Square for a wide variety of jazz records on vinyl, many of which would be great for collectors!
Board & Brush Creative Studio Leonardtown
Have some creative fun while in for the festival weekend! Use the code JAZZ10 to get $10 off any class booked at Board & Brush Leonardtown. Enter the code in the “Apply Code” box at checkout anytime between July 6 – 20. Code cannot be combined with other discounts and discount cannot be applied retroactively.
The Good Earth Natural Foods Co.
The Good Earth Natural Foods Co., a healthy grocer in downtown Leonardtown, will be featuring the “Summertime” smoothie (just like the Ella Fitzgerald song!). The “Summertime” is made of blueberry, mango, peach, date, coconut water, and is dolloped with So Delicious Coconut Whipped Topping. This smoothie will be 10% off the weekend of the Jazz Festival (July 12 – 14, 2019) for all attendees.
St. Mary's Arts Council at the Leonardtown Arts Center
St. Mary’s County resident Susan McNeill shares the rich heritage of her father’s photography of jazz legends and other entertainment stars taken at the pinnacle of the Swing Jazz era during the “Art Share” program. Susan’s father, Robert McNeill, was a celebrated freelance, and later, State Department photographer, and a native of Washington, D.C. Much of the photography on exhibit is set in the streets and venues and in and around Washington in the pre-and post WWII era. Washington D.C.’s U Street-Shaw corridors as well as New York’s 125th St and Lenox Avenue were the boulevards and meccas of “Swing” and of the early modern jazz era of the 1930s and 40s. The show will run from July 5 – August 2, kicking off during the First Friday “Art Share” presentation on July 5 from 5:30PM – 6:30PM.
North End Gallery
A month-long show called “JaZZitUP!” July is JaZZitUp month at North End Gallery in downtown Leonardtown. The gallery’s artists will celebrate the great American art form – Jazz Music – with their own interpretations through painting, photography, clay, glass, wood and jewelry. What does that look like? Find out at the First Friday Reception from 5-8 pm on July 5. This exhibit runs through July 28.
North End Gallery also joins the fun of the 20th Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival July 12-14 with longer hours and refreshments. See website for details.