12:30 PM12:30

Sultana Downrigging Festival - Chestertown, MD

Inaugural 3-day bluegrass festival run by the Sultana Education Foundation. Come see the largest gathering of tall ships in world.

The High & Wides perform Saturday with a fantastic lineup that includes Man About a Horse, The Dirty Grass Players, Caleb Stine, Country Current (the Navy’s own bluegrass band), and Flatland Drive.

More info and tickets available at

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4:00 PM16:00

Adkins Arboretum - Ridgely, MD

Come support one the Eastern Shore’s hidden gems, Adkins Arboretum. ! Local craft beer from Bull & Goat Brewery, fresh seafood from Bay Shore Steam Pot, ice cream from Nice Farms Creamery. Kid friendly.

Tickets $10 for those over 18, $5 for kids 3-18, free for children 2 and under. Purchase tickets or find more info here.

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1:00 PM13:00

Heritage 2nd Annual Philly Bluegrass Festival - Philadelphia, PA

914 N Second Street, Philly

Presented by Heritage and Philly Bluegrass. Sponsored by Founders Brewing Co.. Other performers include Michael Daves, Serene Green, The River Bones Band, Marc Silver and Bobby Baxmeyer from The Stonethrowers, The Jersey Corn Pickers, and Ian & Liana. H&W’s perform at 4pm.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $15 per person. 100% of proceeds will go to the musicians and Philly Bluegrass, a not-for-profit project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia. Donations can be made online ( or at the door.

Note: admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to ensure entrance.

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1:00 PM13:00

ESLC Landjam - Betterton, MD

The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy hosts their 2nd Landjam — a fun and festive family-friendly event held on the permanently preserved, waterfront Leigh Family Farm in Kent County! Performances by the High and Wides and Black Dog Alley. Celebration offers local Eastern Shore food, drink, and wares, available for purchase from a variety of vendors marketing the bounties of their craft. Many activities for land-lovers, such as guided birding walks, tours of the farm, games, and more will be offered to enhance appreciation of conservation, restoration, and ecology.

Tickets just $10 for individual or $25 for families of five or fewer. Registration and additional info available here.

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8:00 PM20:00

Road to DelFest - Frederick, MD

Blue Side Tavern, 6 S Bentz St, Frederick, MD

Union Craft Brewing and Charm City Bluegrass present, The The High and Wides, a road to Delfest Pre-party with Special guests: Robbie McCoury, Cody Kilby, & Dre Anders!

A Brewers Association of Maryland and Delfest pre-party!

UNION Beers on Draft

Tickets just $7 and available here.

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1:00 PM13:00

Pre-Kentucky Derby Party - Alexandria, VA

The Kentucky Society brings the best of the Derby to the District! Each year on the weekend before the Kentucky Derby, the Kentucky Society of Washington hosts a Derby celebration complete with Maker's Mark mint juleps, big hats, seersucker, country ham, burgoo, live Bluegrass music, bourbon balls, and a silent auction full of great items. Join us at the gorgeous, water-front River Farm in Alexandria, VA for one of the best parties of the year!

Tickets and more info available here!

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5:00 PM17:00

Guinness and Diamondback Brewing Release Celebration - Halethorpe, MD

Our friends at Diamondback Brewing Company and the Guinness Open Gate Brewery have collaborated on something delicious: a Czeck-style dark lager made using Guinness roast barley. Come celebrate the release. There’s also a Q&A with the brewer from 4-5pm for anyone interested in learning more about the project.

Free to the public. Family-friendly.

5001 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe, MD

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