The Reagan Years, dubbed the East Coast’s original ‘80s tribute band, began in 1996 and currently recreates the sound and culture of the ‘80s. With a diversely talented group of musicians, the band performs covers of sing-a-long hits from Bon Jovi to Madonna to Hall & Oats. They have performed all over the country as well as places in Europe and South America. Regardless of when and where you see them perform, their consistent performance energy and sound is enough to get people off their feet and singing along to throwbacks. Make sure to catch a few oldies with them live at the Summer Concert Series at Annapolis Towne Centre on August 23rd.

Event sponsored by Gordon Biersch

 

Sean Hetrick and The Leftovers are an Annapolis based musical group that blends classic rock and modern indie sound in their songs. Since 2016, they have played at a variety of events in and around the local DMV area such as 03.1 WRNR Rockin’ River Cruise, Maryland Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge, The Annapolis Film Festival, and many others! Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see them live at the Summer Concert Series at Annapolis Towne Centre on August 16th.

Event sponsored by Neo Pizza

 

Pressing Strings is a three-piece singer-songwriter Maryland based group. Their music is best described as folky, funky, and organic. They play local breweries, backyards, and festivals but no matter where they are, their sound and performances are always energetic and genuine. Since their beginnings in 2007, they have had a few lineup changes but their current members Jordan Sokel, Nick Welker, Brandon Bartlett have been together since 2014 touring their music all over the East coast. Some of their singles such as “What It Means” and “The Madness” were well received with radio stations and were named one of the Top 103 Songs of 2018 by WRNR FM along with WTMD’s Top 89 Songs of 2018. So make sure you don’t miss their set on August 9th at the Summer Concert Series at Annapolis Towne Centre.

Event sponsored by Gordon Biersch

If you consider yourself a wine enthusiast, you have found yourself reading just the blog you need. There are incredible wine bars and restaurants all over Annapolis offering amazing wines and food to pair. Check out a few of the most popular places for vino below!

Cooper’s Hawk

At Cooper’s Hawk, their Wine Club is designed exclusively for those who love to explore, share, and pair new wines with wonderful food and memorable moments. Wine Club Members enjoy access to extraordinary events and partake in one-of-a-kind experiences.

Wine in Annapolis

Wine Club Membership brings extraordinary access inside the Cooper’s Hawk experience – starting with receiving monthly wine that is not available to the general public. You also get invited to Friends of Cooper’s Hawk events. These dinners, book signings, wine tastings, and chef presentations are an opportunity to interact with celebrity chefs and sommeliers. These special evenings provide a warm, intimate, and memorable way to expand your knowledge of both food and wine.

Wine in Annapolis

Every year, Founder Tim McEnery and Executive Chef Matt McMillin plan epic trips to some of the world’s greatest wine regions, and the itineraries are crafted specifically with our adventure-loving Members in mind. Take time away to live the wine country lifestyle with other members of our Cooper’s Hawk family. Expand your horizons, explore the world of wine and global cuisine, and create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Giolitti’s Deli

Giolitti’s is a landmark that has been open for business for over 25 years and is a full-service Delicatessen specializing in authentic Italian cuisine. As their returning customers would agree, there is an emphasis on fresh ingredients, value-prices, and a hand-picked curated menu. You can tell, by just looking, that each bottle on the shelf has been selected for a reason. They make sure to taste every wine and never feature a wine they wouldn’t stand behind, further speaking to their personalized service.

Wine in Annapolis

On the first Friday of each month, Giolitti’s hosts a fantastic Friday night wine dinner! From either a region or winery, they select four wines and then carefully pair them to four amazing courses with a wine representative on hand to impart wisdom and wine tidbits to all. They have great fun with these evenings, welcoming old friends and making new. 

Wine in Annapolis

Another great added value is the ability to walk in, grab a bottle off the shelf, and for a $2 corkage fee can sit down and enjoy it with a meal. If you’re shopping around the Towne Centre, their outdoor patio if the perfect place for that midday break! They also have a to-go shelf where you can grab some delicious food on the go.

Wine in Annapolis

 

Bin 201

Bin 201 is Annapolis’s destination for truly exceptional wines, beer, and spirits. They specialize in little known bargain wines, collectible wines, and low yield vintners. Their goal is to make wine enjoyable and accessible to all wine lovers, regardless of their level of experience. For the more seasoned wine drinkers out there, they keep a dynamic inventory of exclusive imports. Every week you will find something new on their shelves.

Wine in Annapolis

Bin 201’s Thursday night tastings take you on an informal tour of favorite regions, varietals, pairings, and new discoveries, while the “Meet the Winemaker” series gives an opportunity to meet the wonderful people behind the wine. Sip by sip, month by month, “Girls on Grapes”, an all-women tasting club, meets to examine the world of wine in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. They also offer ‘Binology’ classes that cover a wide range of topics from the basics of wine tasting to in-depth explorations of wine regions and varietals every Saturday from 2-3:30.  In addition, Bin 201’s tasting room can accommodate up to 30 guests if you would like to host your own personalized private tasting party. Join Bin 201 for an afternoon and learn more about all things wine!

Whether you’re looking for a reason to quench your thirst after an afternoon of shopping, or looking to join wine experts for an afternoon and learn more about all things wine, the Annapolis Towne Centre as an option for any wine lover!

 

Loved all over Maryland, Second Hand News honorably performs and recreates the music and feel of Fleetwood Mac, performing from Prince Fredrick to Annapolis. Their group is made up of Meg Murray, Bryan Ewald, Angie Miller, Josh Chapman, Michael Ward, Brandon Bartlett & Mickey Eckman. Make sure to experience them live at the Summer Concert Series at Annapolis Towne Centre on August 2nd!

Event sponsored by Paladar

Combining elements of funk, hip-hop, and blues, Kelly Bell Band would rather define their music as “Muddy Waters wearing a Bob Marley T-shirt riding on Black Sabbath’s tour bus on their way to a Parliament Funkadelic concert, listening to Sammy Davis Junior on an 8-track tape humming a Run DMC song”. Simply put, they have been making great music for great people since 1995 with their first album debuting in 2003. They are locally renowned and have been voted “Best Blues Band” in the Mid Atlantic Region 12 years in a row and was recently named “Best Band” by Baltimore Style Magazine. Make sure to catch their iconic performance on July 26th at the Summer Concert Series at Annapolis Towne Centre.

Event sponsored by Paladar

For the past 6 years, HERE. a pop-up shop has hosted 28 retail space events, given back to the community and charities, and has featured over 400 local artists. A pop-up shop is a temporary boutique that is on-trend, seasonal and a fun place to shop. They feature apparel, jewelry, accessories, art (originals & prints), photography, gift items, home goods, furniture and more. Concentrating on local artists and designers, HERE. a pop-up shop, pops-up 4 times a year, in and around Annapolis, and is always in a new location with a new inspired theme.  While collaborating with local businesses, they bring in a great deal of interest and visitation every time they pop-up. Co-founder El Lunay shared,

“We love the idea of being able to bring a hip vibe, as well as local designers to Annapolis.”

This summer, the theme is Sweet Like Summer and is being hosted in the Annapolis Towne Centre next to Paper Source. Friday, July 12th marked the opening night celebrations. Towne Centre residents, retail tenants, and community members alike came out to celebrate the kick-off with drinks and live music from the Summer Concerts by Misspent Youth!

With a core mission of supporting and vocalizing the art community, El wanted to make sure they were giving back in more ways than one. On the last day of the pop-up, July 28th, part of the proceeds will be donated to a different charity or foundation. This summer, HERE. a pop-up shop is working with Partners In Care, a private non-profit organization offering programs and services that support the independence of older adults in the community.

Throughout the weeks, they host an array of events such as Paper Flower Art – Make & Take Walk-In Workshop on Thursday, July 18th where you can create a mini 3D paper flower piece of art or wearable paper flower cuff. Or sign up for Sunday, July 21st to create a paper Black-Eyed Susan worthy of any gallery wall!  ​And for any 10-16-year-old aspiring artists, on Friday, July 16th, they can learn with Megan Elizabeth at their Summer Art School! With lunch, snacks and art supplies provided, students will complete a painting of their own, create a group mural project & have a lunch Q&A about all things art and business. Who knows, they may just be the next featured HERE. artist with all they learn! There are just a few examples of workshops you can participate in.

HERE. a pop-up shop is excited to be at the Annapolis Towne Centre and said when moving in, they were greeted by residents and tenants that couldn’t be more excited to feature their shop! El said she is looking forward to collaborating with the Towne Center to make more of the space by creating an experience and community bond for shoppers and get involved with events like the Summer Concerts and Movie Nights at the Towne Centre. Make sure you check it out while it lasts!

 

Raised on the alternative psychedelic sounds of the 60s and rock icons such as Hendrix, Michael McHenry describes his music as a “fusion of his influences into something totally new, yet familiar and reminiscent”. Michael is a confident and inspired performer and thrives on audience participation and energy. He has been performing and recording for over 25 years both locally and internationally with bands such as Sheena Easton, La Toya Jackson, and P. Funk. His concerts have “an anything-goes attitude” that makes each performance exciting and unique. Make sure to experience it July 19th at the Summer Concert Series at Annapolis Towne Centre.

Event sponsored by PF Changs

 

movie nights

In case you haven’t heard, Mary Poppins visited the Annapolis Towne Center, both on the silver screen and in person! This past Wednesday (July 10, 2019), the Annapolis Towne Centre hosted its first-ever Movie Night. Over 150 people flocked to Towne Centre Blvd. to enjoy the movie and the festivities. Mary Poppins herself flew in to meet everyone and take pictures before the screening where the first 150 guests were even given a gift bag!

movie nights

If you missed this event, not to worry! The Towne Centre will be hosting two more movie nights, on July 17th and July 24th. Grab your favorite snack (or save room for complimentary popcorn), a lawn chair or comfy blanket, and head to the Towne Centre with friends and family to unplug and unwind this summer. Who doesn’t love a good 80’s classic outdoors on the big screen? The whole family is sure to enjoy Back to the Future and Ghostbusters for the next two features!

Shops and restaurants love greeting visitors at the Towne Centre before events and always get involved! Family friendly and always fun, the summer events at the Annapolis Towne Centre will only get better from here. We can’t wait for the next screening and hope you can make it! Oh, and did we mention it’s a free event? Mark this off your summer bucket list for sure!

For more information about the events and to register, follow the links below!

Back to the Future 

Ghostbusters