News Release, Commissioners of Leonardtown

Leonardtown, MD— On Saturday, July 20th, The Ryan Forrester Band will play Historic Leonardtown for the first time from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Leonardtown Square, performing R&B, Soul, Funk, and Rock hits.

The band has extensive recording and touring experience and features musicians from Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. The three-member band is comprised Ryan Forrester on guitar and lead vocals; Brian Anderson on drums and percussion; Josh Davies on keys; and Melly Mel on bass.

The band performs an eclectic mix from Motown to Top – 40 with a blend of Country and Rock and displays their creative artistry and roots in Funk, Motown, Soul, R&B, Reggae & Rock.

The performance will start at 6:00 p.m. and take place on the Square in Historic Downtown Leonardtown: 22735 Washington St. Leonardtown, MD 20650.


Attendees can pre-order picnic bags from local businesses in Town for the concert. Participating local restaurants for The Ryan Forrester Band concert include: Big Larry’s Eatery, Social Coffeehouse & Speakeasy, Jessie’s Kitchen, Smokey Joe’s on the Town, Shepherds Old Field Market and Port of Leonardtown Winery. Why not order and pick up a picnic bag, bring a blanket or a chair and take in the concert in the Square.

Enjoy a kid-free evening with Drop N’ Dine where children will be entertained with kid-friendly activities (by reservation only). Parents can choose between the St. Mary’s Arts Council and ARTful PLAYhouse – both locations will be providing fun and engaging art projects to entertain the kids while parents enjoy a date night at the concert. Space is limited at both locations, please call early to make a reservation. 

To learn how to order a picnic bag for the concert or to make a reservation for Drop N’ Dine, visit:

The Leonardtown Summer Music Festival is sponsored by the Commissioners of Leonardtown and the Leonardtown Business Association in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Arts Council, James LePore Productions and generous sponsors that include Marrick Homes, Quality Built Homes, Leonardtown Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC.

For more information, visit or call 301-475-9791.


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