Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ocean City Music Venues

This past labor day weekend we finally traveled to our local beach resort at Ocean City Maryland and found a vibrant music community. There are over two dozen establishments that provide weekly music within the area - and more if you include neighboring Fenwick Island and Berlin. The venues range from beach bars such as Seacrets and Coconuts Beachfront Restaurant Bar & Grill to boardwalk biker bars The Purple Moose Saloon and the Blue Fin Bar & Grill - Tideland's Caribbean Hotel. And for those who prefer a more traditional music venue - there's the famous Globe Theatre.

Most of the musicians who perform in the area are regional or local acts - but on occasion national acts appear, such as bluesman Stacy Mitchhart and even Todd Snider and Bobby Bare Jr. And The Nighthawks are scheduled for later this month at the Globe Theatre. During this weekend, Micky Fin's Dockside Bar & Grill had the best lineup, booking Tom Larson and the lower case blues band; but Seacrets also rocked with Jah Works and Fager's Island with No Pets For Noah. As for the local acts - we recommend Opposite Directions and Kevin Poole. They both have regular engagements at multiple venues each month - even during the off-season.
Venues in Ocean City, Maryland
Venues in Berlin, Maryland
Venues in Fenwick Island, Delaware

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