12th Season Of First Sunday Arts Festival Opens On Cinco De Mayo

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lilly & MuddAfter a cold winter we are all excited that the warmer weather has finally arrived! And with it brings the 12th season of Annapolis’ Arts Festival which runs the first Sunday of each month from May through October. For five hours – from noon until five — a portion of historic West Street above State Circle is closed to cars and transformed into a fun festival of live music, dance, art and crafts. The Festival, which continues around the corner into Whitmore Park, is free and a family affair for all ages. It’s the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon outdoors surrounded by talented performers, musicians, and over 100 booths of arts and crafts. Plus several of the West Street restaurants become outdoor cafes with perfect seating to watch the fun and people go by and take part in the Cinco de Mayo celebration! 

Performing on West Street during the Festival … 

  • Dan Haas – accomplished young singer/songwriter who blends elements of pop, rock, and soul with standout vocal performances has appeared across the country and will perform — from 12-noon – 1:30 p.m. in Wiseman Park. 
  • Latif & Banat Middle Eastern Dance Troupe — entertains you with belly dancing & other choreographed routines – from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in Stan & Joe’s side lot. 
  • Rob Levit Trio –has appeared nationwide and creates a seamless mix of jazz, world, classical and funk music — from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Wiseman Park. 

Performing at the Calvert Street Stage 

  • Lilly & Mudd –local group that performs a mix of originals and rarely covered tunes from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Calvert Street. 
  • Good Measure – a three piece band (Frances Moyer, Sue Straney, and Stanley Haley) that sings an upbeat eclectic mix of oldies, country, bluegrass and swing from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 

There will be five more opportunities to enjoy First Sunday activities in 2013: June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, and October 6. For more information, visit www.firstsundayarts.com or call: 443-333-9067.

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