Imagine hagerstown: fourth Friday music
University Plaza, 50 West Washington Street
Free Admission - No Tickets Required
*capacity may be limited by Covid-19 orders in place at the time of the event
Bring blankets and chairs, get takeout from downtown restaurants, and bring drinks in non-breakable containers!
Friday, May 28, 5-8 pm
Kelly Bell Band
Blues Revue Magazine describes the Kelly Bell Band (KBB) as “Among the most genre-expanding acts on today’s blues scene. Who else can combine elements of hip-hop, funk, and blues-electrified here.” Originally formed as the back-up band for rock and roll pioneer, Bo Diddley, KBB has been touring the world ever since entertaining fans in Japan, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cuba, Germany and more. The band is active in supporting the military, regularly playing shows for our troops. KBB believes in providing both physical and emotional support to our nation’s soldiers through Navy Entertainment. KBB doesn’t take any show or appearance for granted. The band’s goal remains to always put on the best show every night, entertaining fans through their music and audience interaction. The band has won two prestigious Maryland Music Awards, including “Best Blues Band.” In 2018 they were been nominated for “Music Icon.” KBB has been voted “Best Blues Band” in the Mid Atlantic Region (12 years in a row), and was recently named “Best Band” by Baltimore Style Magazine.
Opening: Ash the Artist
Ash the Artist is a musician and Lyme Disease activist from Hagerstown. Her music is lyrical, real, and positive, and she aims to leave her audiences feeling connected and uplifted.
Friday, June 25, 5-8 pm
The Amish Outlaws
Amish Outlaw gigs are less performances than they are initiations into the life of an Amish Outlaw and parties celebrating their freedom. Four of the original six members of the Outlaws were born and raised in Lancaster, PA, with a strict Amish upbringing. At age 16, they went on their "Rumspringa" during which they had the opportunity to live free of the strict Amish code of conduct. They never looked back. A mutual love of music and a chance meeting at a Pocono "Rock and Roll Hootenanny" brought the Outlaws together. With a few "honorary Amish" they formed their band which combinestheir love of the modern world with their traditional upbringing. Thus, with a bold lust for life and a fire for music and performance that can only come from 16 years of repression, The Amish Outlaws were unleashed upon the world. There is no "typical" Amish Outlaws show, but the average crowd can expect to see men in full Amish garb releasing all of their pent up energy with an infectious joy. With a set that is always evolving as the Brothers discover more and more music and culture, The Amish Outlaws constantly surprise the audience and keep them guessing as to what they could possibly play next, from Johnny Cash to Jay Z, Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg, Pitbull to Elvis Presley, Luke Bryan to Dropkick Murphys, to theme songs from the TV shows they have come to know. Throughout, The Outlaws spin yarns about the Brothers' upbringing and adventures since Rumpspringa.