Muddy’s Daughter Presents Jazz on the Narrows™
Get ready for Jazz on the Narrows ™ at the Kent Island Yacht Club. Muddy Waters Daughter, Mercy Morganfield is bringing Jazz and Blues to the Kent Narrows Waterfront and the Eastern Shore! Miss Morganfield is a member of the Kent Island Yacht Club and connected in the music industry. She is a former board member of the Blues Foundation and helped set current policy in the industry for recognizing the contribution the founding fathers of the blues made to root music in America and beyond. Her famous dad, Muddy Waters once said, “the blues had a baby and they named it rock and roll.”
The blues had several children including jazz. Jazz is a music genre that has its roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, complex chords, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz originated in the African-American communities of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The inaugural Jazz on the Narrows ™ music festival will happen over three days in August: August 13th, 14th, and 15th. It will be an outdoor music festival held at the Kent Island Yacht Club overlooking the Narrows. The festival will include traditional and contemporary jazz artists, jazz events for children, local vendors, VIP experiences, as well as food and libations! Off-site parking will be provided.
This is the first time in current history there has ever been a major jazz festival with national headliners in this area! Headliners include; Mindi Abair, Cécile Mclorin Salzant and Pieces of a Dream. Plus, Ben Williams, Emmet Cohen Trio, Dion Parson & 21st Century Band, Anaïs Reno, and César Orozco & Kamarata Jazz Band will all be a part of this amazing lineup.
Miss Morganfield explained, “The blues is the root of so many genres of music in America. I am passionate about showcasing all of the music the blues has touched. I am thrilled for the opportunity to bring live jazz music into the area this summer. Tourist areas like ours were devastated by the COVID crisis, this is great for our community, great for the musicians, and great for music lovers.”
Muddy’s Daughter Presents is the production company bringing jazz, blues, and other music genres to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. All ticketing and information about this festival can be found at Find all of our accommodations here.
And… while you’re here, Dine with Us!
From white linen tablecloths to a picnic table covered in paper, Queen Anne’s County has a dining experience for every taste! Indulge in the finest cuisines, freshest seafood, tasty farm-to-table dishes, and any meal you can imagine at one of our many dining options. Of course, located on the Chesapeake Bay, crabs, clams, oysters, rockfish (striped bass), and other token seafood are heavily desired, and highly appreciated at restaurants throughout the local area.
Looking for things to do while in our area, stop by the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center! (conveniently located near the Kent Island Yacht Club). Visitor Center staff are available to assist with directions, information and local destination points of interest showcasing all that Queen Anne’s County has to offer! Don’t have time to stop in, give us a call at 410-604-2100.
We look forward to seeing you in Queen Anne’s County for Jazz on the Narrows™!
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