For the past several years two free admission concert series in Downtown Annapolis Maryland have continued to grow and celebrate the heritage and culture of the Annapolis communities surrounding Whitmore Park. It becomes the perfect way to relax with friends, family and neighbors. This park is at the entrance to the Annapolis Arts District and the Clay Street communities.
The first series “The Dixie Hotel Thursday Night Jazz” plays homage to an earlier landmark hotel that hosted famous musicians and artists including Billie Holiday and Cab Calloway. Today this free admision concert series features mostly jazz and blues from some of the areas best local bands. The Dixie Hotel Thursday Night Jazz concerts are every other Thursday evening from June 9th through October 6th
The second series “Gospel in the Park” brings high energy gospel music to the park. It becomes an evening where its impossible to not have your spirit lifted. This free admission concert series starts Sunday June 12th in Whitmore Park.
The concert series are sponsored and supported by several community groups including We Care and Friends, Inner West Street Association and the Annapolis Arts District all sharing the common goal of bringing people together. The concerts are all free admission events starting at 7pm on Thursday and Sunday evenings in Whitmore Park. The park is located on Calvert, between West and Clay Streets, next to the Martin Luther King Memorial. Easy parking is located next to the park in Whitmore and Gott’s Court garages.