Bay Music Festival in Centreville
Enjoy seven hours of nonstop music, ranging from traditional and progressive bluegrass to rockabilly and classic rock, Saturday at the 19th annual Bay Music Festival at Queen Anne's County 4-H Park near Centreville. Tim Finch and John O'Dell with the Good Deale Bluegrass Band open the show at 4 p.m. Bird Dog Wheeler and the Road King take the mike at 5:40 p.m., followed by Tranzfusionat 7:30 p.m. Kaos concludes this year's extravaganza at 9:30 p.m.
Bring the family and a picnic, but leave pooch at home. Plenty of food available for purchase. The show goes on rain or shine.
The 4-H Park is on Route 18 off U.S. 301, about 20 minutes east of the Bay Bridge. Gates open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $10; admission at the gate is $14. Children under 12 are free. Call 410-604-2100.
Potomac Celtic Festival
Celebrate the cultures of all seven Celtic nations - Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Brittany and Galicia - this weekend at the seventh annual Potomac Celtic Festival in Leesburg, Va. Performing from eight stages will be pipers and 25 other musical groups, dancers in colorful costumes from all Celtic lands, storytellers and poets. Also featured throughout the two-day event are craft, Celtic import and specialty markets, historical re-enactments of Celtic life, children's activities and massed marching pipe bands. Clans and societies will assist with genealogical research, and there's plenty of Celtic food and whisky tasting. You can also test your strength in Highland athletic competitions.
The festival site is at Morven Park International Equestrian Center, Route 15 at Tutt Lane, 1 mile north of Leesburg. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets are $10, $5 ages 6-12, $30 per family; a one-day pass at the gate is $12, $6 ages 6-12; two-day pass is $20, $10 for children; a family pass is $36. Call 800-752-6118.