Friday, June 29, 2012

Music and More at Leonardtown July First Friday

July’s First Friday is going to be even Better than June’s!

Friday, July 6th is going to have everything June First Friday was going to have – except the rain! Leonardtown Business Association First Friday Committee is once again hosting live music, Info Share on The Square, a Summertime Raffle, and a new charity drive supporting Hope Phones (

Local Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll cover band GeeZer has agreed to come back and play their “Music for the Middle Aged” - songs from bands like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Santana, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffet, the Eagles – but with enough variety to please fans of all ages.

Information tables for LBA members like Craft Guild Shop and the Leonardtown Arts Center, as well as Medstar St. Mary’s Health Connections, will be set up in the Square.

Summertime Raffle tickets are on sale at Port of Leonardtown Winery, Fuzzy Farmers Market, North End Gallery, and Fenwick Street Used Books and Music - $1 each or 12 tickets for $10. Prizes include gift cards from LBA businesses and a Grand Prize - a gorgeous, hand-crafted coffee display table built by artisan carpenter Rob Seltzer of Herring Creek Furniture, Raffle prizes will be displayed on a rotating basis at local participating businesses. Go to for more information and the display schedule. Many thanks to Herring Creek Furniture, Port of Leonardtown Winery, Good Earth Natural Foods, Big Larry’s Comic Book Café, Brewing Grounds, and Fenwick Street Used Books and Music for their generous prize donations.

Drop off stations are set up at Port of Leonardtown Winery on Route 5, or in Town at North End Gallery to collect old cell phones. International charity Hope Phones takes all phones, working or not, and erases all data before refurbishing them for sale or safely recycling them. Hope Phones uses revenue from these phones to buy new phones to distribute all over the world to provide communication between doctors, medical centers and people in need of medical attention.

So, don’t let the June rain spoil the July fun – Come to July First Friday in Leonardtown!