News Release, Town of La Plata

Jazz is America’s music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, has been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years.

Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world. Led by Senior Chief Musician William C. Mulligan, the Commodores’ mission includes public concerts, national concert tours, ceremonial support in honoring our veterans, jazz education classes, and clinics, and protocol performances for high-level military and civilian government officials.    

Please note military concerts are usually about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes due to their regulations.       

Upcoming Concerts

Friday, August 16th: 7 PM to 9 PM
Bucket List Band
Classic & Modern Rock   

Friday, August 23rd: 7 PM to 9 PM
Southern Maryland Concert Band
Concert Band Favorites & Showtunes

Friday, August 30th: 6 PM to 9 PM
Sam Grow with opening act Flippin’ Eyelids
Country       

The weekly concerts take place from 7 pm to 9 pm on the lawn at La Plata Town Hall at 305 Queen Anne Street. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for sitting.

Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol, please. Concessions are available from the Town’s food trailer located in the back of the parking lot; an ice cream truck is stationed there for your enjoyment.

A play area for children, the Kids’ Zone, allows parents to enjoy the concert while keeping an eye on the little ones. We ask that dogs and other pets be kept off of Town Hall grounds during Events.   

If a concert has to be canceled due to the weather we will post the information in the following locations:

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...