News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD– As the weekend of the 20thAnniversary of the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, July 12-14, 2019, approaches, the Friends of St. Clement’s Island & Piney Point Museums encourages the public to purchase their tickets to this popular music and seafood event as soon as possible to enjoy the discounted advanced-purchase rate of $65 per person. The rate increases to $85 at the door, if any tickets remain after advanced purchases are counted.

The 20thPotomac Jazz & Seafood Festival, expanded from a one-day event to a three-day 20thanniversary weekend celebration in partnership with the Town of Leonardtown and Visit St. Mary’s MD, is set to occur July 12-14, 2019 and will feature a plethora of jazz activities, music, seafood and more all weekend long.

The festival is the primary fundraising event for the Friends of the St. Clement’s Island & Piney Point Museums, the nonprofit organization that supports the efforts of the St. Mary’s County Museum Division. The first concert, held in 1999, featured jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd.The following year the event expanded to include local seafood vendors and three jazz artists.

Fast forward 20 years and the festival has become known as one of the mid-Atlantic’s signature jazz events. This popular, annual event, known for showcasing local culinary delicacies of Maryland’s Mother County and spotlighting renowned, national jazz talent, draws close to 1,000 jazz enthusiasts from around the region every year. The 20th anniversary weekend, billed as “A SoulfulSummerSerenade,” is anticipated to be even bigger, as the Festival will now include a series of jazz-themed events throughout Leonardtown. These will include jazz brunches, after parties, art shows and more.

For more information regarding the festival, view promotional videos, purchase tickets or packages, please

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