• Big Band Night, fireworks scheduled for July 2 in St. Michaels

  • Big Band Night, fireworks scheduled for July 2 in St. Michaels 
     
    In celebration of Independence Day, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. welcomes The Shades of Blue Orchestra for a live performance at its Saturday, July 2, Big Band Night. The St. Michaels fireworks are scheduled to launch after dusk that evening, with CBMM’s waterfront campus a great venue from which guests can enjoy the fireworks. The rain date for the concert and fireworks is Sunday, July 3.  
     
    The orchestra is set to begin at 7pm, with the public invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for an evening of music, dancing, and fireworks along the Miles River. Food, ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the event, which is generously sponsored by Eastern Shore Tents & Events. 
     
    Mixing together popular standards, a variety of musical styles, and dance-able rhythms, the Shades of Blue Orchestra combines brass, woodwind, and rhythm instruments to bring music from the 1930s to present to the Miles River. Established in 1976, this 18-piece Big Band consists of a well-balanced complement of brass, woodwind, and rhythm instruments, as well as two of the finest Big Band vocalists anywhere.  
     
    CBMM’s Welcome Center will open at 6pm for Big Band Night guests to enter the campus for the event. Admission to Big Band Night is $6 for CBMM members and $10 for non-members, with children ages 5 and under, plus active and retired military, free. After 8:45pm, admission will be reduced to $2 for those watching the fireworks only. Advanced tickets and more information are at bit.ly/CBMMBandNight