EASTERN SHORE UPDATE
|From the Desk of Alan Girard
Join Us for the Clean Water Concert Series!
|CBF Eastern Shore Director Alan Girard. Photo by Margaret Vivian.
Do you live on the Shore because you love the water and the small town rural atmosphere? How about the opportunities to take in the growing arts and entertainment scene? Mark your calendar for the Clean Water Concert Series, a smattering of live music and Bay-themed activities for kids and adults that kicks off this June in downtown Easton!
If you are passionate about music, the environment or both don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about the Bay while enjoying some real top-notch live musical entertainment.
CBF joins the Avalon Foundation in co-hosting this year's Clean Water Concert Series that features national and regional performers. On Saturday, June 1, Susan Werner brings her beautiful, classically trained voice and great guitar and piano chops to Easton for a one-of-a kind day of performances. Things lead off with a free performance at the Easton Farmers Market, where Susan previews material from her new album Hayseed, a collection of songs that celebrates farms, farmers, and the people who love them. Then an evening ticketed concert is hosted at the Avalon Theatre, where Susan is sure to delight with a wide sampling of her music while sharing her passion for social and environmental causes. Known as "one of the most innovative songwriters working today" (Chicago Tribune), Susan is also a strong community advocate for clean air, clean water, and healthy food systems.
On Saturday evening June 8, get ready for the XPD's to rock the streets of Easton during a free family-friendly performance from one of the best bands in the metropolitan area. This great act lays down Motown, R&B, and funk tunes that will have everyone on their feet and moving to the groove! And when it's time for a break from the dancing, visit with some of the area's most prominent environmental and community groups that line the sidewalks with information and activities for the whole family.
Wrapping up this year's Clean Water Concert Series is the Eastport Oyster Boys, a troupe of Chesapeake Bay troubadours coming to downtown Easton on Saturday June 29 to celebrate life here in the "land of pleasant living" through song, story, and mirth. Also free and open to the public, the outdoor evening event features a new palette of community and conservation activities and information booths to help keep you and the family engaged in the issues that matter. All of the energy will be captured on film for use in advocacy action in support of the science-based, multi-state Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
If you've been hearing about CBF on the Shore and have been looking for a way to get involved, come on out to any or all of these Clean Water Concert Series events co-hosted with the Avalon Foundation and show your support for clean water! Contact us in Easton at 410/543-1999 or visit our website for details.
See you in June!
Eastern Shore Director
Chesapeake Bay Foundation