St. Charles Announces 2016 Sunset Concert Festival Line-Up

Wed, 2016-04-20 07:51 kwidmayer

The St. Charles Companies announces the 2016 line-up for the eighth season of the highly popular free Sunset Concert Festival. The 2016 season opens with United States Army Rock Band, Downrange, on Thursday, May 19th. A total of 16 bands – most of them with local origins and roots - of an array of genres will play beginning at 7 PM Thursday nights on the banks of O’Donnell Lake throughout the summer.

The 2016 free festival will introduce concertgoers to a number of new and exciting bands while showcasing returning favorites. “We are so fortunate in Southern Maryland to have a strong and talented local band base,” said Craig J. Renner, vice president for marketing and public relations for the St.  Charles Companies. “With hundreds of military families calling St. Charles “home”, we are also thrilled to welcome bands from several branches of our armed forces.”

The 2016 Sunset Concert Festival line-up includes:

  • May 19                   US Army Rock Band, Downrange
  • May 26                   Anthony “Swampdog” Clark
  • June 2                    Project Natale
  • June 9                    Bucket List
  • June 16                  US Navy Band, Country Current
  • June 23                  Marguerite and NexXzit
  • June 30                  Eric Scott
  • July 7                      US Naval Academy Band, Electric Brigade
  • July 14                    I and I Riddim
  • July 21                    Franklin Square Acoustic
  • July 28                    Earl Carter
  • August 4                Peterson Brothers
  • August 11              Groovespan
  • August 18              Sin Miedo
  • August 25              US Navy Band, Sea Chanters
  • September 1          Tomorrow’s Time

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 Thursday night through September 1st.

For more information, visit us on Facebook at stcharlesmd. Bands perform on the boardwalk, which is in the center of the community. 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 prohibited. Concerts will end at dusk and all performances are free and open to the public. O’Donnell Lake is located at the intersection of St. Patrick’s Drive and Smallwood Drive in St. Charles, behind the movie theater and 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.

St. Charles, MD is the best-selling new home community in Southern Maryland and is considered one of the most successful master planned communities in the Country, recently ranked 47th* by industry data firm, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, in their independent ranking of the Top Selling Master Planned Communities of 2014 across the nation. Commenting on St. Charles’ consistent top 50 ranking, John Burns said, “The good schools, family-oriented amenities, slower pace of life, and affordable prices at St. Charles make this community an ideal place to raise a family, while still being accessible from the Washington metro area. Along with these location and product attributes, we recognize the St. Charles development team for its outstanding execution and strong reputation in the Washington region.” Over the past few years, St. Charles was featured several times in The Washington Post, including this story in September 2015 on the impact of quality schools on home sales and value. St. Charles was also profiled alongside the Washington area’s top master planned communities in The Washington Times (Master-Planned Towns, Age 50, Innovative Still). St. Charles has achieved record-level sales in recent years as buyers and renters recognize the advantages of a mixed-use community with unique features such as the Regency Furniture Stadium, the new West Waldorf library, and the new St. Charles High School. Named by CNN’s Money Magazine as one of the top twenty small cities to live in America, St. Charles is known for its diverse and abundant neighborhoods, lively retail centers, recreational opportunities and excellent schools.  St. Charles appeals to all ages and lifestyles and was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top bargains for places to retire.  St. Charles invites you to like us on Facebook at St. Charles MD or visit us at

*Building Market Intelligence by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, January 11th, 2016