Chesapeake folk concert at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

On Friday, July 31 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Small Boat Shed, join Captain Andrew McCown and Warren Parks Harding for a night celebrating the Chesapeake Bay in songs and stories.

McCown, a native of Kent County and the Chester River, brings the lore of the Eastern Shore to life with stories, poetry and song. He is joined by accomplished guitarist Warren Parks “Pres” Harding, grandson of famed Wingate boatbuilder Bronza Parks, who will share his experiences growing up in the watermen’s community. Together, through simple folk tunes and harmonies, McCown and Harding will pay musical tribute to the Chesapeake byways they call home.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Small Boat Shed was built on Navy Point in 1933 as a cannery warehouse. It was built from recycled building parts, including materials from the c. 1890 B.C.& A. Railroad terminal at Claiborne, Md. The railroad terminal was disassembled, almost board for board, and reconstructed with the same pieces in its current location on Navy Point.

The cost for the concert is $12 for CBMM members or $20 for non-members, with limited seating and pre-registration required. To reserve your seats, please contact Allison Speight at 410-745-4941 or [email protected]