Fun Fact: Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival Is Held in This County

The award-winning weekend features fantastic national jazz artists, amazing seafood and lots of related events July 8-10, 2022.

As one of the mid-Atlantic’s signature jazz events, this three-day festival is held at two superb locations – along the shores of the beautiful Potomac River and in the charming Town of Leonardtown in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. A free concert featuring a nationally-renowned jazz group, an exclusive opening party where attendees dress in their best all-white attire, and a free opening reception kick off the 22nd annual Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival in a big way this July 8 in downtown Leonardtown.

The night’s highlight will be a free concert on the Square at 6 p.m. featuring the internationally renowned Eric Byrd Trio. Bring your chair or blanket to sit on the lawn or grab outdoor seating while eating at one of the restaurants on the Square to enjoy the music.

Finally, the opening night caps off with an exclusive ticketed event, the brand-new All White Attire Summer Soiree, hosted at The Rex at 9:30 p.m. Partygoers will come in all-white attire and join Wynne Briscoe, the official Jazz Ambassador, to dance the night away to live entertainment by 4 The Road Band and DJ Cisco T. Attendees will experience an excellent night on the town in downtown Leonardtown with a new outdoor patio under the lights.

Various tickets for Saturday, as well as tickets for Jazz Cruises and the All-White Attire Summer Soiree, plus discount hotel packages, are now available on the festival’s website. There, those interested can find more information about everything happening that weekend. The public is encouraged to regularly check the website and Facebook page as new information is updated weekly

Learn more about the Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival.

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