Upcoming Performances

Join us for one or more upcoming Shades of Blue performances.  Great seasons, great music, great fun!

Check the 2023 Events Calendar here and detailed event information below.

Saturday, July 1, 2023
7:00-10:00 PM
Big Band & Fireworks Night
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
St. Michaels, MD

In celebration of Independence Day and at the request of many of past years' patrons, the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels has invited Shades of Blue for a return performance at its Big Band & Fireworks Night.  This will be the band's eighth performance at the museum, which has hosted Big Band Night for more than 25 years.  Talented vocalists will join the 18-piece Shades of Blue Orchestra as they perform from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand.  The rain date for the performance and fireworks is Sunday, July 2.

With the performance beginning at 7:00 PM, the public is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for an evening of music, dancing, and fireworks along the Miles River.  Food, ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the event or bring your own picnic spread! Gates open at 6:00 PM.  For more information, go to CBMM Big Band Night 2023.


Sunday, TBA
6:00-8:00 PM
Concerts In The Park
Linthicum Park, 306 Benton Ave
Linthicum Heights, MD

The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights is preparing to present another season of its popular "Concerts in the Park" series and has invited Shades of Blue for a return engagement. The Woman's Club has organized "Concerts In The Park" for more than 30 years and a wide variety of fine artists have performed.  The 18-piece Shades of Blue Orchestra will take the stage showcasing very talented instrumentalists, a great ensemble sound, and our outstanding vocalists. 

The performance will begin at 6:00 PM, and the public is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for a great evening of entertainment in a wonderful setting.  Refreshments will be available for purchase during the event. Admission is free.  For more information, go to Concerts In The Park.


Saturday, August 12, 2023
6:00-8:00 PM
Lurman Woodland Theater
Bloomsbury Ave at Hilltop Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228

Bringing free concerts to this beautiful wooded setting since 1992, Lurman Woodland Theatre is an outdoor community theater located in the historic community of Catonsville. Shades of Blue  is very excited to again be included in the Lurman Theater summer series for 2023 on Saturday, August 12, and looks forward to making some great music in this natural setting.  Lurman Woodland Theatre is a program under the Catonsville Recreation and Parks Council.  Over the years, the Lurman Theater series has offered concerts on Saturday and Sunday evenings showcasing a wide variety of fine artists.  A family-oriented & music listening/appreciation atmosphere is offered. Children, lawn chairs, picnics & blankets are welcome! The performance will begin at 6:00 PM with Shades of Blue taking the stage to perform a wide variety of musical styles featuring a great ensemble sound and the best Big Band vocalists in the mid-Atlantic area. 

Refreshments will be available for purchase during the evening. Admission is free.  For more information, go to Lurman Woodland Theater.



Sunday, December 17, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Concert Series
Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
Charlestown Retirement Community
711 Maiden choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228


     "On a hilltop overlooking Baltimore, Maryland, stands a chapel erected as a testament to the grace and glory of God. Built in 1913 as part of the new St. Charles Seminary in Catonsville, Our Lady of the Angels is a magnificent example of Italian Renaissance architecture. Adorned with intricate mosaics, Carrara marble, and breathtaking stained-glass windows, the chapel is a veritable trove of classic Christian artwork. Steeped in Maryland's history, and rich in detail, Our Lady of the Angels is a true hidden treasure." —Fr. Leo Larrivee, PSS.   Shades of Blue will be performing a Concert of Holiday Favorites at this exquisite chapel on the grounds of the Charlestown Retirement Community.  Come and experience this amazing setting, decorated for the holiday season, as the beautiful sounds of Shades of Blue echo through this acoustically brilliant space.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Join us on Sunday, 12/17, to celebrate the joy and wonder of the Christmas season. For more information, call 410-247-4779.





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