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SOLOMONS, Md. —The public is invited to the 3rd Annual Southern Maryland Acoustic Music Assembly (SMAMA) to take place Saturday, June 9 from 1:00-9:00pm at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland.  The music-filled event will begin with afternoon song circles and acoustic jamming from 1:00-4:30pm throughout the Garden.  All abilities and musical genres are welcome, so bring your preferred instruments and/or your favorite songs to share – or just come to listen.  The day continues with a lasagna dinner and a concert jam featuring three bands – Sarah & Lauren Brenzo, Recycled Bluegrass, and Robby Wilson & Friends.  After the concert, stay for contra dancing led by caller Slim Harrison & The Bushwood Mill Band.  SMAMA is an opportunity to play, sing, dance, and enjoy different kinds of music – and to meet other musicians from Southern Maryland and beyond.  Come for part – or all day! Attendees will have the chance to win an Austin Electric Guitar and amplifier, courtesy of Sacchetti Music, along with other exciting door prizes.

SMAMA is family-friendly, and is open to all ages, abilities, and acoustic genres.  Activities will be held inside and outside taking full advantage of the beautiful venue.  In the event of rain, all activities will be moved indoors. Light snacks, drinks, wine, and beer will be available throughout the day. A lasagna dinner will be served in the evening; please call 410-326-4640 to make a reservation.  Event admission, good for all day, is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors & military, $3 for youth; kids 5 & under are free.  The event is co-hosted by Annmarie Garden and Calvert Library.  For additional information call 410-326-4640.

What's in store for the day:

1:00-4:30pm - Song Circles & Jamming
*On-going Jamming - for those who want to continue jamming past the scheduled time, there are plenty of rooms!

4:30-5:30pm - Dinner service

Order your lasagna dinner (meat or veggie option) in advance to ensure your place - and enjoy a discount on dinner and admission!  Visit www.annmariegarden.org to learn more about the dinner.

5:00-7:00pm - Evening Concert featuring:

Sarah & Lauren Brenzo

Recycled Bluegrass

Robby Wilson & Friends

7:00-9:00pm - Contra Dance

With caller Slim Harrison and the Bushwood Mill Band

SMAMA is presented by Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center and Calvert Library.  The event is open to all ages, abilities, and acoustic genres, and is family-friendly.  For additional information, email jruff@calvertlibrary.info or call 410-326-4640.

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