Higher Hands to Bring High Energy Jazz/Soul/Hip Hop to FREE Concert at St. Charles Friday Night July 20 UPDATE__SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Heavy rains and flash flooding forecasted for the area has caused us to cancel the Higher Hands show tonight. Join us next week for the Kajun Kelly band.

The St. Charles Companies this week welcomes Higher Hands to the St. Charles Sunset Concert Festival stage, bringing their unique high energy show featuring vintage funk, jazz, classic soul and hip-hop. The buzz surrounding Higher Hands has been steadily growing since the release of their debut record, Grab Hold. The band has supported the likes of Soulive, the legendary Chuck Brown (RIP), George Porter Jr. and Trombone Shorty.  2010 marked the Higher Hands debut at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and Hot August Blues Festival, the latter of which saw the band headlining the local music stage. They were also featured on Maryland Public Television's feature on WTMD and Baltimore's Finest Unsigned Bands. Higher Hands is currently in production on their 2nd full-length album, entitled Stay Sharp, which is scheduled for release in Fall 2012, and is excited to have been featured on the Jan/Feb 2011 Relix Magazine CD Compilation of up and coming artists. The show begins at 7 PM.

Along with the concert, residents and visitors from Waldorf and Southern Maryland can enjoy the St. Charles Farmers Market from 4-7:30 p.m. on Friday with delicious produce, fresh flowers, desserts, baked goods, honey and hand-crafted soaps and can dine on chicken sandwiches, salads, wraps, sides and drinks from Chick-fil-A®, or cool off with treats from Jay's Italian Ice. 

The Sunset Concert Festival is a summer-long arts festival sponsored by The St. Charles Companies and the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission. Featuring a variety of local artists and musical genres, the concerts are being held every Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. 

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 10440 O’Donnell Place.