ELECTRIC BRIGADE COMES TO ST. CHARLES

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The St. Charles Companies welcomes United States Naval Academy Band, The Electric Brigade, for a free concert on Friday, August 2nd as the community’s Sunset Concert Festival heads into August. The Electric Brigade is the Navy’s premier popular music group, entertaining audiences around the world since 1979. Acting as the United States Naval Academy’s musical ambassadors to the nation, Electric Brigade serves as a major public relations tool for the Navy, supporting Navy Recruiting by acquainting young Americans with the Armed Forces. With its unique brand of high-energy performance, this elite group has set the standard in popular-music entertainment for United States Navy Bands all over the world. Under the direction of Chief Musician Rory Cherry, Electric Brigade’s repertoire has grown to include the most current and popular music, as well as rhythm and blues, dance, Motown, classic rock, modern rock, soul, hip-hop, swing, country, and disco. The group excels at reaching young adults, but appeals to all audiences. At the Naval Academy, Electric Brigade is called upon to entertain the Brigade of Midshipmen at a variety of functions, ranging from formal occasions, such as the Graduation Ball during Commissioning Week, to informal dances and pep rallies. In recent years, the group has traveled to the Houston Bowl and Emerald Bowl, performing at tailgate parties to support the Midshipmen and Navy football.  Annually, the Electric Brigade plays a role in the week-long festivities leading up to the classic Army-Navy football game.

Chick-Fil-A will be on hand to sell delicious chicken sandwiches, soft drinks, and other treats. Local artists will have their wares on display, and other food vendors will be on hand as well.

Romano Vineyard and Winery, a Maryland-bred and family-run vineyard will return to the Sunset Concert Series boardwalk on July 19th in the second of three visits this summer. The vineyard is home to six wine grape varietals – Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chambourcin, Vidal, Cayuga and Traminette – as well as six table grape varietals and only produces wines from the grapes grown in their vineyard and those of carefully selected custom growers.  Quality over quantity is the hallmark of Romano wines.  (Proof of age required to sample and/or purchase wine and wine cannot be opened in the O’Donnell Lake Restaurant Park venue.)

The Sunset Concert Festival is a summer-long arts 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 30th.  

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.