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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Calico Jack
Free admission, suggested $10 donation for traveling expenses
Calico Jack performs songs and stories of the Chesapeake Bay.
About 25 years ago Janie Meneely began writing songs about the Bay, and she hasn't stopped yet. "There's still so much sing about," she says. She and her partner Paul DiBlasi perform together as the duo Calico Jack, bringing their songs and stories about Bay people, places and traditions to stages throughout the Bay watershed.
"I grew up on the Annapolis waterfront," Meneely says. "I can remember when the City Dock was jammed with workboats." Nowadays recreational boaters have replaced the sleek working vessels that hauled crabs, fish and oysters to markets around the Bay. "So many people come here now, to revel in what the Bay has to offer, but they have little knowledge of what used to happen here," Meneely continues. "They never got to sit around the liar's bench in a country store. They never got to watch a fleet of skipjacks dredge for oysters." Her remedy for that is to write songs chronicling her own Bay experiences and capturing the stories she's heard over the years—either as a little girl hanging around her father’s boatyard, or during her professional stint as a journalist for Chesapeake Bay Magazine. From local ghosts to tragic shipwrecks, her songs bring to life some of the characters who add spice and color to Bay history.
Be sure to bring your lawn chair! Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy the evening with us! Refreshments will be for sale.
More About Havre De Grace Maritime Museum
The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum is located in front of the Concord Point Lighthouse along the water. The museum's mission is "to collect, document, preserve and interpret the maritime skills and heritage of the Susquehanna River and the Upper Chesapeake Bay." Inside of the museum, various nautical artificacts are showcased, and many programs are offered such as wooden boatbuilding classes, historical lectures, maritime concerts and nautical demonstrations.
Other events here
- Calico Jack Thu, Jun 6, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
- Kapriol'! Thu, Jun 13, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
- Kid's Corner Story Time! Weekly on Thursdays, 10:30 am
- Teresa Whitaker & Frank Schwartz Thu, Jun 20, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
- Grey Larsen & Cindy Kallet Thu, Jun 27, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
- Health of The Chesapeake Bay Wed, Jul 31, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm