Rock Hall, MD
July 12, 2017
Philip Dutton and the Alligators play music inspired by the sounds of New Orleans and the surrounding regions in a free outdoor concert on the back deck of The Mainstay in Rock Hall, MD on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. Bring a comfortable chair. The concert will move indoors to the Mainstay in case of rain or extreme heat. Information is available at the Mainstay’s website www.mainstayrockhall.org. This free outdoor concert is sponsored by People’s Bank and the Kent County Arts Council.
Inspired by iconic musicians such as Professor Longhair, The Meters, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Louis Armstrong, Jon Cleary, and many more, Philip Dutton and The Alligators play a broad variety of music from or about Louisiana and New Orleans with the goal of spreading these rich eclectic sounds around Maryland’s Eastern Shore and beyond.
The rich culture of New Orleans and surrounding areas have given birth to several styles of jazz, blues, R&B, Cajun and zydeco music producing greats from Satchmo (Louis Armstrong) to Clifton Chenier (the great zydeco accordion player). The Alligators have taken all these influences and put them into an enjoyable, danceable mix that has won them fans all around the Eastern Shore.
The band members are Philip Dutton on keyboards and vocals, Pres Harding on guitar and vocals, Marc Dykeman on bass and vocals and Ray Anthony on drums.
The Mainstay (Home of Musical Magic) is the friendly informal storefront performing arts center on Rock Hall’s old time Main Street. It is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit dedicated to the arts, serving Rock Hall, MD and the surrounding region. It is committed to presenting local, regional and national level talent, at a reasonable price, in an almost perfect acoustic setting. Wine, beer, sodas and snacks are available at the bar.
The Mainstay is supported by ticket sales, fundraising including donations from friends and audience members and an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Mainstay sells advance tickets online through Instant Seats. Information and advance ticket sales are available on the Mainstay’s website www.mainstayrockhall.org. Follow the Buy Tickets link to buy tickets at the advance price. If you would rather pay at the door, you can make a reservation by calling 410-639-9133 and pay by cash or check at the door.
Upcoming Mainstay performances include:
July 24 – Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes Roo Brown
July 29 – 3Divas
July 31 – Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes Paula Johns
August 3 – Fémina
August 5 – Rhythm Future Quartet
August 6 – Blues Keepers, Free Outdoor Concert
August 7 – Mainstay Monday: Joe Holt welcomes Ken Cicerale
August 10 – Cold Chocolate