Benefit Concert Features Local Talent

With only 132 seats, the Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts is a dream for musicians and audiences alike. The Centre has great acoustics and an intimate stage that has held such musical luminaries as Denise Carlson, Catfish Hodge, Stef Scaggiari and Sue Matthews. On November 15, Bluegrass music will fill the hall and Eastern Shore food favorites are featured during a post concert party as part of a benefit performance to assist with the Centre’s Building Fund.

The Shore Men are a four-piece group known for their strong harmonies, impeccable rhythm and outstanding musicianship. Two members, Dave and Marc MacGlashan, are known to many for their early work with The Bay County Gentlemen. Dave, the band’s bass player, has a long history as a musician and has been playing Bluegrass for some twenty years. He has performed with a number of nationally and internationally recognized musicians including Mike Auldridge and Mac Wiseman. He has also released CD’s with Shenandoah Blue and Bill Yates. Brother Marc is a World Class mandolin player who has won numerous awards and praise for his playing including first place at the Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention and at the Merle Watson Festival. He has toured and recorded with The Gibson Brothers and has appeared twice at the Grand Ole Opry. Talented guitarist Chuck Van Meter, takes charge of the vocals for the band and was a long-time member of the popular group Blue Daze. The youngest member of the group is Nate Grower who is described as a ‘young fiddle phenomenon’. His breath-taking solos are rapidly earning him a large following in the music world.

Great music should always be followed by great food and the Centre will host an “After Party” as part of the ticket price for the concert. Oysters, crab cakes, local tomatoes and even Smith Island Cake, the State’s official desert will be offered as audience members stay to meet the band and enjoy traditional regional fare.

The performance will be held at the Centre for the Arts at 206 S. Commerce Street in Centreville, Maryland. Tickets can be purchased before November 15, for $25, and for $30 at the door. There will be a cash bar. Please call 410.758.2520 for tickets and information.