A Message from our Chairman
Mike Davis

This summer, MC3 came alive! Performances ran the gamut from ballet concerts to rock bands. The added depth to the stage at StageOne provided more space for performances, which was much appreciated and needed by many. Having Comacell Brown’s mural celebrating Carr’s Beach added a real touch of excitement and community to the events held on the Lawn. Weddings, art opening receptions, student performances and so many other events maintained the sense that MC3 is now an organization with a mission.

And that mission is moving forward as well. Our Board membership is now full, and it reflects the real diversity of interests, of skills, and of people that make up our wonderful community. If you have a chance, take a look at MC3Annapolis.org and see many of the changes we talked about a year ago, are now happening.

Soon, we hope to be able to report real progress in our planning for the cultural/performance and conference center for MC3. That is, after all, our mission, to create a world-class cultural and conference center. Thank you all for helping get us to where we are right now, and for believing we can accomplish our mission.

What's On
Programming & Events
The Company @MC3 City Dock Series Performance!
August 1st at 5:30pm
Thanks to Annapolis Art in Public Places, The Company will be featuring new work as a part of the City Dock Performance Series.

August 1st Program
“If We Let It” by Julianna Raimondo
“Broken Systems” by Mattie Fenton,
"Untitled 6" by Ariana Matthews
“A Celebration of Carr’s Beach” by Gia Powell, Morgan Gingerich, and Zoe Hall

Take a stroll downtown to checkout some amazing contemporary dance by MC3’s very own resident professional dance company.
Co-hosted by MC3 and Bay Weekly

August 13th | Doors open at 5:30 | $5 per ticket
Grab your beach chairs, umbrellas, blankets and kick-back while enjoying LIVE outdoor performances again at MC3’s outdoor venue StageOne. Food and drinks from multiple on-site vendors will be available including the famous Annapolis Tiki bar! Celebrate summer and meet us at the beach!

About DUBLIN 5:
Dublin 5 has taken the Celtic music scene by storm thanks to an eclectic mix of traditional roots and blazing instrumentals with an amped up rock twist. Their musicianship and show is nothing short of high octane. Their fan base is continually expanding and covers people of all ages from all walks of life. The name Dublin 5 is the region in Ireland where Ray Murphy, lead singer in the band, grew up as a child.

Thank you to our sponsors: VectorCSP & COVINGTONALSINA
On Exhibit
In A Flash: A Photography Exhibit featuring 52 Years of Photos from the Annapolis Boat Shows
Join us in The Gallery at MC3 on Saturday August 28th from 6-8 PM for an art reception for MC3’s new photography exhibit, “In A Flash”. The artists include Billy Black, Kevin Fleming, Jay Fleming, and John Bildahl. The evening will feature an art auction, complimentary refreshments, and historical artifacts from The Annapolis Boat Show’s archives. 

Event sponsored by Annapolis Boat Shows, Nancy and Paul Jacobs and MC3’s gallery sponsor: Sisco Associates. 

This is a free event, with a suggested donation of $20.
Arts Education at MC3
Student Scholarship Program & More!
R.A.I.N. The Band
With Special Guest Trees

On Friday July 23rd R.A.I.N. The Band (Radically Altered Instrumental Noise) and the band "Trees" performed at StageOne to celebrate Christmas in July and to raise support for Toys for Tots. By the end of the evening the Toys for Tots bins were overflowing and everyone at the performance was dancing and signing along.

The performance was part of MC3's new Student Scholarship program which was launched this Summer and will continue throughout the Fall.

"A huge thanks to MC3 for the opportunity. We had a great time enjoying some long awaited live music and getting to play alongside our musical peers is always a pleasure"- Elijah, student band member.
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ArtFarm Fearless Girls Photography Camp at MC3
ArtFarm’s’ Fearless Girls Photography Camp will be in and around MC3 learning about photography and snapping pics from August 9-13! You might even see their amazing work from the week featured at our August 13th Dublin 5 Concert and in our gallery space along with our Annapolis Boat Shows photography exhibit.
Save the Date...

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!
Jimmy Kenny & The Pirate Beach Band
September 10th | Doors open at 5:30 | $5 per ticket
It's five o'clock somewhere, so go coastal and get knee deep with no shoes, no shirt and no problems!

Grab your beach chairs, umbrellas, blankets and kick-back while enjoying the ultimate beach party tribute to Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band.

Food and drinks from multiple on-site vendors will be available including the famous Annapolis Tiki bar! Celebrate summer and meet us at the beach!

Watch a video of Jimmy Kenny & The Pirate Beach Band at their sold out show at the Paramount.

Thank you to our sponsors: VectorCSP, COVINGTONALSINA and The Westin Hotel.
Warriors in the Park
Saturday, September 11th from 1-9pm
Join MC3 and Warrior Music Foundation for an all day music festival! Enjoy local and national artists on our outdoor stage as we honor the strong veteran community here in Annapolis. As we remember September 11th 20 years later, this event will also take a moment to honor lives lost with an evening candlelight ceremony. 

This event will also feature a silent auction, multiple food and drink trucks, and local veterans organizations.
MC3 to be Featured at the LSO’s Opening Concert
Saturday, September 18th at 7:30pm
The Londontowne Symphony Orchestra returns after the COVID break to begin its 2021-2022 season by celebrating MC3 at its opening concert at Maryland Hall. The LSO invites MC3 friends and supporters to the first concert of the season to join in the celebration. 

The music in the first half of the concert will have a Latin flavor, and the second half will feature the ever-popular Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky.

Tickets will be available from the Maryland Hall at https://www.marylandhall.org/events/. Students receive free admission! Cost per adult is only $25. Purchase tickets today!
On Exhibit
The Gallery at MC3 will be showcasing a juried exhibit from The Annapolis Watercolor Club from September 3rd-October 28th titled, "Outside the Paintbox". The jurors include First Lady Yumi Hogan and local artist Sunhee Jung

An awards ceremony and reception will take place on October 1st from 6-8pm. More information coming soon!
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Maryland Cultural and Conference Center (MC3) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and all gifts made to the Organization are tax-deductible to the extent provided by state and federal law.