Children’s marimba ensemble, Marenje Marimba, returns to St. Charles on Friday night, May 16th at 7:00 PM, bringing handmade, acoustic, wooden instruments and their free-spirited, lively music to the Sunset Concert Festival. The ensemble blends pan-African songs and rhythms together with Zimbabwean marimba parts to create music that brings “contagious joy and positivity” and creates community celebrations. Performances are family friendly and often participatory with danceable, high energy traditional Zimbabwean music along with some original compositions on the marimbas. The band has performed in numerous venues around the area including the Takoma Park Folk Festival. The band is based in Fredericksburg, VA and is funded by the Downtown Greens Community Garden. For more information on Marenje Marimba, please visit http://marenjemarimba.org.
No time for dinner? Chick-Fil-A will be on hand to sell delicious chicken sandwiches, soft drinks, and other treats. The Meadows, new to the Concert Festival in 2014, will have delicious frozen custard and Italian ice available for purchase.
The Sunset Concert Festival is a summer-long festival sponsored by The St. Charles Companies. Featuring a variety of local artists and musical genres, the concerts are being held every Friday night through August 29th.
For more information, visit us on Facebook at stcharlesmd. Bands perform in the promenade area of the boardwalk, which is in the center of the property. Plenty of free parking is available and concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for seating. Coolers are permitted, but alcohol and glass containers are not permitted. Concerts will end at dusk and all performances are free and open to the public. The O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park is located at the intersection of St. Patrick’s Drive and Smallwood Drive West in St. Charles, across from the movie theater and the St. Charles Towne Center.
Directions: From Route 301, turn onto Smallwood Drive West. Go through two lights, and O’Donnell Lake will be on your right, just past Sears Automotive. For directions using internet-based map programs, use the address 10400 O’Donnell Place.
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