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Let's Go Music Fest

There’s a new music festival in town, and the buzz is big! Let’s Go! Music Festival is the passion project of John O’Leary, who has been bringing us another favorite Annapolis tradition, the St. Patrick’s Day parade, since 2012. But for this event, he and his co-planning partner Liz Rawlings have…

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July 4th Celebrations Return from the City of Annapolis

It has been two years since the people of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County celebrated Independence Day in our usual exuberant style. In year’s past we celebrated with parades, festivals, fireworks, crab feasts and plenty of family fun centered around our historic waterfront town and its role in…

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The Music Never Stopped

Oh, how I’ve missed live music. That has certainly been a side effect of Covid-19 that has left an unanticipated emptiness in its wake. Throughout this pandemic, we have been faced with so much uncertainty and loss. We have had to distance from those we love. Important moments and life events have…

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KA-CHUNK!! Records

The music scene in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is a well-established, seemingly low-key but intense amalgam of devoted musicians, music-lovers, and genre adventurers. One store in downtown Annapolis is an example of how deeply this passion is embedded. KA-CHUNK!! Records is for those who…

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Sean Hetrick: The Musician Behind the Mask

Sean Hetrick. Photo courtesy of Sean Hetrick. On a small floating raft, nestled along the marsh on Back Creek, local musician Sean Hetrick stands, singing and playing his guitar, as paddleboarders and kayakers raft up around him. Some listeners just bob up and down on the creek, letting the music…

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Sounds of September: Live Music in Annapolis

Mixed Business Duo plays at Ketch 22 as part of their live music series this month. Photo courtesy of Mixed Business. Summer may be fizzling out, but you’d never know it upon spending time in Annapolis. Maryland’s nice weather can last well into November, so we’re taking full advantage of the…

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5 Ways to Explore Annapolis in February

Annapolis has long been known for its romantic ambiance. The city was even named one of America's top romantic destinations by Travel + Leisure Magazine. However, Annapolis in February isn't merely about Valentine's Day and romantic retreats – there’s much to do in the world history and art as well…

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