Caroline Summerfest Inoformation
— Caroline Summerfest will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, and from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in downtown Denton.
The full performance schedule for this year’s Caroline Summerfest includes nearly 30 hours of entertainment on four stages. The event also features many nonprofit organizations, crafts, food, fireworks and more. For the event schedule, see page 6. For the event map, see page 9.
— The challenge to any long-standing event is keeping it fresh and relevant. As Caroline Summerfest celebrates its 30th anniversary year, event planners will launch a fourth performance stage and its first indoor one through a special relationship with a downtown business, the Market Street Public House.
“One of our event goals has been to engage our downtown businesses in a more significant way, so that they can leverage the increased foot traffic in the downtown during the festival,” said Sue Simmons, Caroline Summerfest event coordinator. “In the beginning, it wasn’t uncommon for businesses to close during the event, but throughout the years, that has changed. Businesses are now taking the opportunity to showcase their businesses during Summerfest. This new stage venue is a progression of that vision.”
The Acoustic Showcase Stage will feature eight hours of entertainment over the course of the two-day festival, Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 18, and will be in the side room of the restaurant at 200 Market St. Festival-goers can enjoy performances from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Friday and 4 to 8:50 p.m. Saturday. The stage is sponsored by National Property Inspections.
Performance highlights will include:
• Penny Pistelero, an alt/country band from Easton that pushes struments, lap steel and vocals. music conventions with brass in- The band will perform an acoustic set from 7:30 to 7:50 p.m. Friday at the pub. A full band performance will take place earlier in the day, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., on the Comcast and Choice One Urgent Care Main Stage on the west lawn of the Courthouse Green.
• River & Rhodes, featuring Ashley Mitchell and her husband, Donny Marvel, performing acoustic indie originals, from 8:30 to 8:50 p.m. Friday at the pub and earlier, from 7 to 8 p.m., on the Comcast and Choice One Urgent Care Main Stage.
• Magician Christophe Jelenski at the Pub from 9 to 9:20 p.m. Friday and earlier, from 8 to 8:30 p.m., on the Provident Bank Courthouse Stage.
• Classical guitarist Victoria Tarbutton from 5 to 5:20 p.m. Saturday at the pub and earlier, from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m., on the VNA of Maryland Courthouse Stage.
• Jeff Washington unplugged from 4:30 to 4:50 p.m. Saturday at the pub and later, from 6 to 7:15 p.m., on the R&M Performance & Comcast Main Stage.
The full performance schedule for this year’s Caroline Summerfest includes nearly 30 hours of entertainment on four stages.
Caroline Summerfest will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, and from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
For more information, visit www. carolinesummerfest.com, like www.facebook.com/carolinesummerfest or call 410-479-8120.
Penny Pistolero will perform Friday, Aug. 17, at Caroline Summerfest in Denton.