What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland
Father’s Day – June 18
Shop and Dine Small in Downtown Cumberland
The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that recruitment for the Leadership Allegany Class of 2024 has begun. Leadership Allegany is in its 26th year and serves as a program to help individuals obtain a deeper understanding of their community. For more information and to access the fillable application, please click here: https://rb.gy/kqn7y
The Allegany Farmers Market every Thursday from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm in its new location at Canal Place. Thursday markets will once again feature live acoustic music throughout the season. Visit the website at alleganyfarmersmarkets.com
DelFest 2023 – May 25- 28. Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, is home to DelFest, one of the nation’s premier bluegrass music festivals. Held at the beautiful Allegany County Fairgrounds DelFest always offers a quality festival experience stamped with the unique McCoury touch. DelFest 2023 – St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Trampled By Turtles, & more top DelFest 2023 lineup alongside hosts The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys. Learn more about DelFest, at https://delfest.com.
Let’s Beautify Cumberland – Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, Let’s Beautify Cumberland! and The Garden Club of Cumberland will dedicate a Blue Star and a Gold Star Memorial at the Veterans’ Memorial Park, 501 W. Harrison Street. There will also be a Veterans Park Fountain dedication for Charles Baker, who passed away in May 2022. Refreshments and patriotic music start at 10:00 am and the dedication begins at 11:00 am.
Friday After Five – Friday, June 2, with Jigglebilly, 6 – 7 pm; Hello June, 7:30 – 10:30 pm. Due to the Baltimore Street construction, we will hold the first three events on May 5, June 2 and July 7 next to Mezzos on South Centre Street. Mark your calendars!
Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Lucky Ladies Night Out – Friday, June 9, 5:30 pm, Ali Ghan Shrine Club Picnic Grounds. Tickets are $45 per person and $275 per table of 7. Price includes dinner, beer, wine, seltzer, soda and water; one free raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing. Lucky Ladies Night Out is a lively time of fun, laughter, food, and drinks with a chance to win fantastic prizes. Throughout the evening, themed gift baskets containing various items are displayed by male volunteers. As the baskets are taken around the room, an unlimited number of raffle tickets can be purchased for just $5 each. Raffle baskets include salon treatments, massages, auto detailing, restaurant gift certificates, overnight accommodations, and more, plus the mystery basket! Our “Pot of Gold” is full of lottery tickets and scratch-offs! Follow the link to secure your spot! https://bit.ly/412lmPM. Open to the public.
Friends Aware Summer Sizzle – June 16, 4 – 9 pm at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Friends Aware, Inc., a Cumberland-based nonprofit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities, presents the Summer Sizzle. The event features music by Appalachian Road Show, a bluegrass-style band that has appeared at the Grand Ole Opry. There will be food vendors, a beer truck, and gaming. Come out and have a good time and support a worthy cause. Purchase tickets before June 10 for $20 at www.friendsaware.org or $25 at the gate.
North Centre Street Festival – Saturday, July 1, 10 am – 10 pm. Sidewalk Sales, Live Music, Gospel Brunch, Artisan & Vintage/Thrift Vendors, Al Fresco Dining, Fade to Blue First Anniversary Party. More Details coming soon.
National Night Out – Cumberland – “America’s National Night Out Against Crime” – Held the first Tuesday in August (08/01/2023)
701 E. First St. & Somerville Ave., 5–8 pm. This event promotes police-community partnerships in crime, drug, and violence prevention, safety, and neighborhood unity. More information to come soon. Please share with any person/organization who might like to participate in this event. Visit us on Facebook / NNOCumberland.
Savage Mountain Punk Festival 2023, August 10 -12. The 7th Annual Savage Mountain Punk Fest returns to Cumberland, Maryland, with over twenty bands over three days! – pure high-octane punk rock. Tickets are on sale at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
Rotary Club Cornhole Classic – Saturday, August 19, 12 4 pm, 1812 Brewery. Now in its second year, the Rotary Club Cornhole Classic offers teams of two the chance to compete for a $1000 prize for the charity of their choice. Winning team receives $200, the coveted cornhole trophy, and bragging rights. Spectators and families are welcome. We’ll have food trucks, beverages, music by DJ, silent and Chinese auctions, raffles, and special games with prizes. Join the fun. For information or registration, visit Rotary Club of Cumberland on Facebook or email Karen at [email protected] or call 240.522.4916.
Allegany Museum’s Whiskey Rebellion Celebration. 2016 saw the inaugural Friday Evening Fest, and it was an overwhelming success. A capacity crowd thronged the Museum’s historic ballroom and enjoyed tastings of whiskey and other spirits, historical re-enactments, a colonial ‘pub’ room providing authentic colonial games, photos with ‘President Washington’, canapés, presentations of cigar/whiskey pairings and free cigars. The Museum also mounted an exhibition of historic whiskey bottles, jugs, and ephemera at the event and in the weeks before and after. Enjoy this and more at the 2023 Whiskey Rebellion Fest, September 8, 6 – 10 pm! Brought to you by the Community Trust Foundation. 301-777-7200, [email protected].
Heritage Days Festival – Join us for the 54th annual Heritage Days Festival, September 8 – 10, 2023. History – Arts & Crafts – Festival Food – Music – Children’s Activities – Tours – and More! Heritage Days Festival has something for everyone! www.heritagedaysfestival.com.
Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop – All Orange and Red items are half off this week, Thursday, May 25 – Monday, May 29. Barkin’ Basement is located at 45 Baltimore Street and is open Thursday – Monday.
The Book Center –
- Books on the Bricks – The book group meets on the second Tuesday every month at 6 pm.
Open Monday through Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday, 10-3, 15 N. Centre Street, (301) 722-2284.
Cartridges Galore – We’re always buying consoles, games, accessories, memorabilia, broken hardware, and TCG cards. Every month is a new special. We Buy/Sell/Trade video games. Send us a message or call 240-362-7179 today! 68 Pershing Street.
Craft Table has a wonderful selection of wreaths and seasonal decor items, all locally handmade in our shop here in Cumberland. Even with the construction on Baltimore Street, public parking on South Liberty Street is still available right in front of the shop. Special orders are no problem at the Craft Table stop by the shop or give us a call. Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12-4:30 Phone: 240.642.8828. Located in historic downtown Cumberland at 11 South Liberty Street. Craft Table…The hiding place of your creative spirit.
Fort Cumberland Emporium – Downtown Cumberland’s place to shop for antiques and collectibles. Open Thursday – Monday. Stop in and find a memory. 55 Baltimore Street.
Gus & Oliver Children’s Boutique- Open Thursday – Saturday, noon – 6 pm. 54 N. Centre Street, 1-240-580-6651.
Downtown Hobbies & Toys – Now carrying a large selection of Legos. New items in stock. Science kits, woodburning kits, new model kits and die-cast playsets. Be sure to like our page, Downtown Hobbies & Toys, and be among the first to discover what’s coming to the store. Downtown Hobbies & Toys is an Official Traxxas Dealer carrying RC cars, trucks, parts, and more. 113 Baltimore Street.
Hometown Hobby Sports 66 Pershing Street. If sports memorabilia is your game, Hometown Hobby Sports is your place to shop! Locally-owned Hometown Hobby Sports sells, buys and trades sports memorabilia. Open Wednesday – Friday from 12 noon – 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm.
PharmaCare West has sunscreen, sunburn relief remedies, Afterbite, bee sting kits, and more for those outdoor summer days. Stop by and stock up! 64 Greene Street – drive-thru/store/post office open Monday – Friday, 9 am to 6 pm & Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm – Phone 301.724.1183 – follow on FB (The PharmaCare Network) and now on Instagram (pharmacare_network).64 Greene Street – phone 301.724.1183 – open Mon – Fri 9 am to 6 pm & Sat 9 am to 1 pm – follow us on Facebook (The PharmaCare Network) and now on Instagram (pharmacare_network)!
Western Maryland Music Center – We are the area’s only full-service music store, offering great brands at unbeatable prices! 115 Baltimore Street. http://www.
Love to go antiquing and thrifting? Want to discover a handmade treasure? Downtown Cumberland has some great shops, including Fort Cumberland Emporium (Thursday – Monday), Hidden Treasures (Thursday – Sunday), Baltimore Street Collectibles, Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop (Thursday – Monday), Queen City Flea Market (Friday – Sunday) – all filled with antiques, collectibles, handmade items. Please stop in and discover it for yourself.
Great Gift Idea! DCBA (Downtown Cumberland Gift Certificates) are available at The Book Center. The gift certificates are spendable at any DCBA member’s business. You may find out who is a DCBA member online at www.visitcumberland.org.
WINING & DINING
Basecamp Coffee – 108 Greene Street, open daily, 7 am – 3:30 pm. CONGRATULATIONS! Basecamp Cofee was voted Best Cofee Shop in Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine’s 13th annual “Best of Awards.”
We honor our heritage by producing quality specialty coffee right here in Western Maryland. Our coffee can be found at restaurants, coffee shops, and retail shelves locally and in homes worldwide. www.basecampcoffees.com.
Charis Winery & Distillery –Tasting, Tours and Sales Hours at the Winery: Mondays: Noon to 5:00 pm; Tuesday-Thursday, Noon to 6:00 pm; Friday: Noon to 8:00 pm; Saturday – 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Handcrafted for excellence and made for your pleasure. Tastings are $8 for a flight of four wines on a walk-in basis. Tours upon request. 16 Howard Street, Canal Place. www.chariswinery.com.
City Lights: An American Bar and Grill – Wine and Cheese Wednesday. Get two glasses of house wine and a three-cheese board for $20 or order any cheese board and get 25% off a bottle of wine from —4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 301-722-9800.
Crabby Pig – (301) 724-7472.
- Tuesday – AYCE Crab Legs/BBQ Ribs, $50/person; reservations required.
- Wednesday – AYCE Crabs, $35/person; reservations required.
- Crabs by the Bushel, to go only.
JJ’s & Sons Pizzeria – 301-777-3994
- Buffalo-Style Wings & Pizza // Famous Bleu Cheese Dressing // Fresh Subs & Salads
- Join the JJ’s Fan Club for News & Special Offers
- Open 11-9 Every Day for Takeout & Delivery
- Visit us at: jjsandsons.com // 158 N Centre St, Cumberland, MD 21502
- To help fight inflation, we’ve added new LUNCH & COMBO SPECIALS // buy more + save more = delicious!
- Wednesday, May 24 – .60 Cent Bone-in Wings All Day (dine-in only); Working Woman’s Wednesday with WQZK Radio/Amy Ryan – 6 – 8 pm; Wacky WednesdayLiquor and Beer Specials – 8 pm to midnight.
- Thursday, May 25- Burger Day – $9.99. Choose from: All American Burger, Mushroom/Swiss Burger, Pepper Jack Cajun Burger, or BBQ Bacon Burger. All Burgers are served with Brew City Fries or Side Salad; Cornhole League, 6 pm, Mezzos Upstairs; Trivia with Randy Means, $50 First Place Prize, Mezzos Main.
- Friday, May 26 – Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans- $9.00; DAnntarro Band starts at 9:30 pm.
- Saturday, May 27 – ½ off Artisan Pizza Day; Triad Band, 9 pm.
- Sunday, May 28 – AYCE Boneless, Nachos, Sliders, Fries – $11.50 per person!
Book your rehearsal Dinner, Wedding, Birthday, or Anniversary Party NOW! 301.777.7750. Mezzos has three rooms from which to choose for all your event needs.
Dine in, or go to www.mezzosbar.com to order carryout and delivery.
Need a covered dish for a get together? Just order online and have it picked up or delivered!
Ottaviani Tasting Room & Lounge Weekly Events – 27 N. Centre Street. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 10 pm.
- Tuesdays – Live music 6–9 pm with Donnie Carmen
- Wednesdays – Martinis and Vinyl – bring in your vinyl records or choose from one of ours.
- Saturdays – Afternoon wine tastings
- Brick Pizza Oven Lunch Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 10 pm.
- Retail wines and beers are available during regular hours.
Queen City Creamery – Award-Winning Homemade Frozen Custard, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Deli serving Boars Head meats & cheeses. Daily specials! Carryout, curbside pickup and online ordering available! Our winter hours are Monday – Thursday, 7 am – 3 pm; Friday, 7 am – 7 pm; Saturday, 8 am – 7 pm, Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm.
PETS AND ANIMALS
Reptilian Arts – We carry a large variety of pet supplies for reptiles, dogs, cats, and aquatics. Located at 205 N. Mechanic Street, Reptilian Arts is open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.
Love dogs and cats? The Allegany County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help at the shelter. ACAS is the only municipal no-kill shelter in the state of Maryland. Applications and information are available at www.alleganyanimalshelter.com.
Hounds Around Town – Looking for a day filled with furry friends and fun? Then look no further than the Allegany County Animal Shelter’s “Hounds Around Town” program, allowing individuals to sign a shelter dog out for the day. The beautiful mountains of Western Maryland present an excellent opportunity for our shelter dogs to experience the joy of a long walk, hike or run in many of the area’s scenic locations. Are you looking for something more low-key? No problem. We have many pups that would enjoy an afternoon lounging on a couch, a stroll through the neighborhood, or maybe a trip for ice cream. The most important thing is giving an adoptable shelter dog a much-needed break from the kennels and providing enrichment and socialization. For more information on the Hounds Around Town program, contact the shelter at 301-777-5930.
AHEC West is recruiting for the 5th Cohort of AHEC Scholars, a national interprofessional program for health profession students. Designed to enhance students’ knowledge and skills to practice effectively in rural or underserved urban settings, the two-year program features 40 hours each year of both interdisciplinary didactic training and community-based clinical or experiential training. Eligible disciplines include Dentistry, Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Psychology and Social Work.
Students completing the program earn a Maryland AHEC Scholar Certificate of Completion, signifying their advanced training in interprofessional education and skills. Other benefits include working with other health professions disciplines, enhancing clinical knowledge about rural and underserved healthcare in Maryland, and professional networking with mentors and colleagues.
To be eligible to participate, students must be currently enrolled in a health profession or public health degree in Maryland and be two years from degree completion.
Apply online at ahecwest.org, which also provides more information about the program and student testimonials on the value of AHEC Scholars. For questions, contact AHEC Scholars Program Coordinator Joy Taylor [email protected].
PharmaCare West – When was the last time you had a tetanus shot? Probably when you were a kid or when you got that rusty nail in your hand? Tetanus shots are recommended every ten years for adults. Not sure when the last time was that you had a tetanus vaccine? Stop by and talk to our pharmacist today. No appointment necessary for preventative vaccines like tetanus, shingles and pneumonia. PharmaCare West – 64 Greene Street – store, drive-thru and post office open Monday – Friday, 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm – phone 301.724.1183 – follow us on Facebook/The PharmaCare Network.
Gilchrist Gallery Every 2nd Saturday morning of the month throughout 2023, Gilchrist Gallery will host yoga and sound healing at 9:30 am with Paula Reeves. Entrance is donation-based, and attendees are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, blanket, and water.
UPMC Western Maryland offers Chair Yoga every Monday at the Gilchrist Museum of the Arts in Cumberland at 2:30 pm. Chair yoga is also offered on scheduled days at several area Senior Centers. Group yoga sessions for special events or regular groups are also available to be scheduled. Please register to attend in person or online via ZOOM by contacting Christina at [email protected].
Led by AHEC West, Healing Allegany is a consortium of healthcare, law enforcement, and social-service agencies serving Allegany County and numerous volunteer supporters. The consortium is working to improve treatment for opioid misuse, address community and internal stigma associated with addiction, and reduce illness and death related to opioid misuse. For more information, visit ahecwest.org/healing.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Allegany Arts Council
- California-based artist Charles Anselmo’s solo exhibition featuring works in the Saville and Schwab galleries through May 27, 2023. Working exclusively with photographic film, Anselmo’s large-scale prints on translucent Habotai silk reveal his take on industrial complexes, urban spaces, Cuba, post-Katrina New Orleans and the derelict military bases of California. He captures the urban landscape in moments of elemental decline, depicting the city as a living entity suspended in social memory.
- The 12th Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition will take place June 12-17, 2023, bringing 30 painters from across the country to Western Maryland for an exciting week of outdoor painting and festivities, including a Reveal Evening on Friday, June 16, and a Quickdraw Community Painting event on Saturday, June 17.
- The 12th Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition, June 12 – 17, will bring 30 painters from across the country to Western Maryland for an exciting week of outdoor painting and festivities, including a Reveal Evening on Friday, June 16, and a Quickdraw Community Painting event on Saturday, June 17.
- The Members Show is one of the highlights of the Arts Council’s annual gallery schedule, highlighting the talent and creativity of our members who practice a wide variety of mediums. All members, whether hobbyists or professionals, come together in celebration of the arts community for this special event. The 2023 Members Exhibition runs from June 24-July 22, 2023, with a public opening and awards ceremony to be held Saturday, June 24, from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm.
- Charting the course of the queer community in Cumberland, MD, over a period of years, the Queens of Queen City is Allegany County native Michael O. Snyder’s photo documentary project exploring the courage, risks, and repercussions of openly expressing LGBTQ identities in rural, conservative America. A public opening will be held Saturday, July 29, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
- Life Drawing: A Studio Experience – in-person Life Drawing Sessions on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00–3:00 pm. The life drawing sessions will be uninstructed, featuring a single, nude male or female model. The first hour of each session will focus on short poses, followed by two 30-minute poses in the second hour. Easels will be provided, but artists should bring their own materials. The sessions are free for Allegany Arts Council members; $15 for non-members. Each session will be limited to 10 participants, and pre-registration is required. To register, email [email protected] or call 301-777-2787.
Please join Azad’s of Cumberland during May for a Month of Music. Regular Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat 12–8 pm, Sun 11 am – 3 pm. Open May 17-24, daily 12–8 pm.
- Wednesday, May 24, 5 – 7 pm – DelFest Edition Living Room Sessions with Big Skinny (aka Robert Dettinburn)
- Closed May 25 – May 30 for DelFest. Visit www.delfest.com for tickets, and come join us.
C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts – 104 Washington Street.
- Through June 4, The Gilchrist Gallery will showcase the curated collections of the late Iris and Peter Halmos with over 200 unique art pieces of all media. All works will be available for sale during the gallery’s open hours of Friday – Sunday, from 1–4 pm.
- Play board games at the gallery! Every 3rd Thursday at 7 pm, the Gilchrist is hosting a game night. Our bar is available, and a selection of board games will be provided. You can also bring your own board game! Join us for good games and good times.
Cumberland Theatre –
- Wednesday, May 24 – New Play Reading Series – “Women of a Certain Age” by Steven Duprey, 7 pm. Enjoy a low-key night at the theatre, hearing some awesome new works—free admission with voluntary cash donation.
- Cumberland Theatre Season Too! will present “Tragedy Tomorrow, Trivia Tonight,” an interactive evening of Theatre and Broadway trivia on Friday, May 26, at 7:30 pm at 101 North Johnson Street. Tickets are available for a $10 donation at the door or on the theatre’s website: cumberlandtheatre.com. Each ticket includes a drink coupon valid for wine, beer, or a soft drink. The lobby bar will open at 7:00 pm. The program will feature live performances and trivia questions related to theatre. Teams of up to four people will compete to win a CT prize pack. For tickets and more information, visit cumberlandtheatre.com or call the theatre at 301.759.4990.
- Andy Darling Life’s A Drag, Saturday, May 27, 8 pm. A fabulous celebration of music, cabaret, love, and yes, honey…drag! Starring real-life husbands and showbiz extraordinaires Andy Crosten and Mason Griffin! Get your tickets at cumberlandtheatre.com!
Embassy Theatre – 2023 Complete Season Details – 49 Baltimore Street, 240-362-7183, [email protected]
- Heathers: The Musical – Book, Music & Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O’Keefe. Based on the film written by Daniel Waters.July 13-16 and 20-23, 2023. Directed by Hayden Davis. Admission: $20 adults, $18 seniors/students
- Courting by Hey Nonny Mouse. August 10-13 and 17-20 – subject to change based on Shakespeare Festival details. Directed by Mark Ashby. Admission: $16 adults, $14 seniors/students
- A Night of One Acts: Missing/Kissing by John Patrick Shanley. September 14-17 and 21-24, 2023. Directed by Taber Robinette and Tyler Gilks. Admission: $18 adults, $16 seniors/students
- Deathtrap by Ira Levin, October 12-15 and 19-22, 2023. Admission: $18 adults, $16 seniors/students
- Bus Stop by William Inge, November 9-12 and 16-19, 2023. Directed by Sawyer Jenkins. Admission: $18 adults, $16 seniors/students
- Dear Edwina – Book by Marcy Heisler, Music by Zina Goldrich, Lyrics by Marcy Heisler, December 7-10 and 14-17, 2023. Directed by Denise Adams. Admission: $2 0adults, $18 seniors/student
Fore Axes – Fore Axes offers a wide variety of fun! A
Visit Downtown Cumberland, MD’s premier, private axe-throwing, and golf simulator experience lounge. Fore Axes is the only facility in western Maryland that gives our guests private throwing lanes and golf bays packaged with 1-on-1 coaching before your reservation time begins. Book your online today to reserve your discounted experience!
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Monday & Thursday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm-midnight
Saturday 12:30 pm-midnight
- Thursdays – Throw [Your Stress] Away Thursdays! Do you need a stress reliever? Look no further than Fore Axes! Any party of 4 gets one thrower free! Visit our website to book today!
Levitt AMP Music Series – Concerts will take place on the Canal Place Festival Grounds, with the grounds opening at 5:30 pm and music starting at 6:30 pm. The events are free, family-friendly, and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy the shows.
- June 1 – Blair Crimmins & The Hookers will kick off this summer’s 10-concert Levitt AMP Cumberland Music Series on June 1! With a nod to ragtime and 1920s-style Dixieland jazz, Blair Crimmins’ high-energy performances dazzle. He has opened for Mumford & Sons and Preservation Hall Jazz Band and has several studio albums.
- June 8 – Nashville-based Sugar Lime Blue redefines Americana with jazz, country and rock influences.
- June 15 – Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs will have you on your feet and dancing! Hailing from New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, Allen has been influenced by jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. He is the lead vocalist and trumpeter of the band and has collaborated with Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Harry Connick, Jr. and Lenny Kravitz.
- June 22 – The Los Angeles-based band, Incendio features incredible guitar playing across various genres, including Latin, Middle-Eastern, and Celtic grooves.
- June 29 – The Binghamton, New York-based band, Driftwood. Anyone familiar with the Americana music scene knows this band has cut its teeth on a killer live show.
- July 6 – Eli Paperboy Reed, a singer and songwriter, believes that country and soul music are two parts of the same stream.
- July 13 – Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci. Guitarist, composer, producer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is the longtime leader of this Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group, a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 40 years.
- July 20 – A collaboration of four artists steeped in the musical mix of country, Americana, folk, and pop, the Six One Five Collective’s sound is an undeniable wall of distinctive harmonies, vocal prowess, and solo voices reminiscent of those great American bands that have come before them.
- July 27 – Morgan James grew up listening to everyone from Joni Mitchell to Paul Simon to Prince to Aretha Franklin, cultivating an insatiable love for strong songwriters.
- August 3 – Jessica Lynn’s powerful voice and fierce stage presence showcase the multi-faceted singer/songwriter’s instrumental talents playing piano, guitar, harmonica, and drums.
Loft 129 – Loft 129 is an event venue that provides live concerts and other entertainment. 129 Baltimore Street, (301) 268-3971, www.loft129.org
- Chris Timbers – Saturday, June 3, 8 – 9:45 pm. Chris Timbers is a singer-songwriter from Loudoun County, Virginia. Chris’ genre of music is a blend of blues, rock, funk, soul, and jam band. Chris and his band play a mix of original music and cover tunes. Everywhere they play, they quickly become a crowd favorite! $12 online tickets, $15 at the door. www.tickettailor.com/events/
- Steve Smith and Vital Information – Wednesday, June 21, 7 – 8:20 pm. Presented in cooperation with the Allegany Arts Council. Featuring Manuel Valera (keyboards) Janek Gwizdala (bass) and Steve Smith (drums). Drummer Steve Smith has been touring and recording with his all-star group Vital Information since 1983, making 2023 the 40th Anniversary of the group. Steve Smith and Vital Information celebrate the occasion with a recently recorded double CD release, TIME FLIES.
- Sophie Coran – Saturday, June 24, 8 –9:45 pm
- Every Tuesday – Open Mic Night, 7 pm-midnight
- Every Wednesday – Working Woman’s Wednesday, Mezzos Main, 6 pm to 8 pm. Spin the wheel for cash prizes up to $594.00! Wacky Wednesday Liquor and Beer Specials – 8 pm-midnight.
- Every Thursday – Corn Hole, 6 pm; Thursday Night Trivia hosted by Randy Means, 7:30 pm. 1st Place – $50 cash; 2nd Place – $25 gift card; 3rd Place – $10 gift cards; prizes on certain questions. Up to 6 on a team. Food, prizes, and fun!
- Friday, May 26 – DAnntarro Band starts at 9:30 pm
- August 10 – 12 – Savage Mountain Punk Fest – Three days of high-octane punk rock with the carburetor of Ska! Twenty bands will get your fists pumping and your feet jumping. Thursday: 4 bands, including James Brown grooving NYC hardcore from Rebelmatic, get you ready to be ravaged by Ravagers! Friday: The music builds and builds during the course of 5 bands to, build to the horror punk ruckus of the Jasons and then on to the stomping hip moving beats of the Pietasters. Saturday: Pittsburgh Legends, The Cheats, and six other bands until the bomb drops: SUPERSUCKERS! An All-Ages Event! [email protected]
Book your rehearsal Dinner, Wedding, Birthday, or Anniversary Party NOW! 301.777.7750 – 114 South Centre Street.
Mezzos has three rooms to choose from to fit any budget.
Dine in, or go to www.mezzosbar.com to order carryout and delivery.
Need a covered dish for a get together? Just order online and have it picked up or delivered!
June 19 – 23 – Mountainside Baroque Summer Academy for middle, high, and early college students! Students enjoy individualized and group instruction from nationally recognized performers, who offer insights into ways to bring Baroque music alive in the 21st century. Join Mountainside Baroque for some great music making and the pizza-swim party and other surprise fun events. Register online at the www.mountainsidebaroque.org/
HISTORY/MUSEUMS/ALLEGANY COUNTY TOURISM/LIBRARY/WMSR
The Allegany County Library System will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
Library patrons can access a wide range of digital collections via the library’s website, including popular options such as Hoopla, Libby, and Kanopy. These collections offer 24/7 access to a vast array of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines, ensuring that patrons can enjoy the library’s resources at their convenience. Additionally, patrons can easily renew books and other materials from the comfort of their homes by accessing their accounts through the library’s homepage.
The library system will resume its regular operating hours on Friday, May 12. For more information, go to www.alleganycountylibrary.info or contact any Allegany County Library System branch at Frostburg, 301-687-0790; George’s Creek, 301-463-2629; LaVale, 301-729-0855; South Cumberland, 301-724-1607; Washington Street, 301-777-1200; or Westernport, 301-359-0455.
Museum Week, June 9 – 18. Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland’s three centuries of American history. We invite you to travel back in time as you explore our museum attractions, history, and heritage-focused experiences celebrating America’s early transportation milestones as told in our rivers, rails, trails, mountains, and towns. Be sure to visit – https://mdmountainside.com/
Allegany Museum – Check out some local history at the Allegany Museum. Our hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, Sunday, 1 – 5 pm. 3 Pershing Street, www.alleganymuseum.org.
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad – Reservations may be made by calling 301-759-400 or online at www.wmsr.com.
- Moonlight on the Mountain – May 12 – October 25. Climb aboard for an evening of live music and mountain vistas at sunset. Start your evening with live music on the boarding platform at 6:30 pm. Boarding for Moonlight on the Mountain begins at 7 pm and the train will depart at 7:30 pm. A full-service bar will serve your favorite beverages and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. Enjoy acoustic music and tunes aboard the train as it climbs Mountain Maryland to Frostburg and returns. The train will pause for 20 minutes in Frostburg to allow you and your group to photograph steam locomotive #1309 at the Frostburg Depot. This special steam-powered train departs from and returns to Cumberland.https://wmsr.com/
- Allegheny Mountain Dinner Train, May 12 – October 21, 7 pm. Join Western Maryland Scenic Railroad this summer for a trip up the Alleghenies on Maryland’s only rolling restaurant. The new Allegheny Mountain Dinner Train is Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s newest fine dining experience. It’s the perfect experience for a special date night out, anniversary dinner, or a memorable experience with friends. Our chefs will prepare your three-course meal onboard the train as you enjoy some of our wines, beers, or specialty cocktails.
- The opportunity to operate the 1309 with a freight train in tow for an hour! Blow the whistle, ring the bell, and take your freight train up the hill! Experience the sheer power that Maryland Thunder brings to our railroad. Hands on the Throttle will operate at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm on these dates: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31. With all dates sold out in 2021, these tickets will sell quickly. Visit https://wmsr.com/hands-
on-the-throttle to book NOW!
Come back to the past! The Gordon-Roberts House is open for private tours. The Allegany County Historical Society makes three sites available for private event bookings. The Gordon-Roberts House, Union Grove Schoolhouse, and The Brooke-Whiting House can be rented for your small group gathering. Call or message for details – 301-777-8678, [email protected]
DOWNTOWN LIVING & WORKING
Mountainside Home Realty – Thinking about buying or selling? Our market is still strong and we are seeing sellers getting multiple offers and favorable terms! If you have been thinking of selling or buying in Western Maryland or West Virginia, give us a call! 301-722-0190. [email protected]
Suite Thirty-One, LLC – Located in the WCBC Building
- Suite #300 – Entire Third-floor suite of offices/workspaces, 1500 sq/ft at a discounted rate. Ready to occupy, freshly finished and carpeted. All utilities included, including central air!
- Suite #202 – A second-floor executive office with windows overlooking the downtown mall, including a separate administrative assistant office and an optional large, multi-purpose office.
Call John at (443)-510-5724. Go to Loopnet.com, Suite Thirty-One LLC, Cumberland MD
1000 sq. ft. Commercial Space for Rent – 53 N. Liberty St.
Ideal for investment or insurance company. Rent is $1995 per month.
View pictures and more details at Steepleviewrentals.com.
HIRING & OPPORTUNITIES
Chessie Federal Credit Union – Full Time Tellers. Chessie Corporate Office, 15 Commerce Drive. Apply today! Contact us for information about our current employment opportunities. 301-777-1781, chessiefcu.org.
Crabby Pig – We’re hiring experienced servers. If interested, message our Facebook page (Crabby Pig Cumberland) or stop in. 13 Canal Street.
Ristorante Ottaviani – now hiring all positions, including kitchen staff, cooks, dishwashers, etc. 25 N. Centre Street, 301-722-0052 or email [email protected].
PharmaCare Network – Full-Time Service Technician/Delivery Driver
PharmaCare Home Medical has an immediate opening for a full-time Service Technician/Delivery Driver. This individual would need to have excellent customer service and communication skills, ability to lift, set up and educate patients on the proper use of respiratory equipment, willingness to work with elderly and potentially sick patients. Critical Thinker/Problem Solver to help troubleshoot equipment and problems. Basic handyman skills to assemble, disassemble, clean and sanitize respiratory equipment. Must be trainable. Minimum Qualifications: Clean driving record, knowledge of Cumberland and surrounding areas, excellent customer service, valid driver’s license. Requires excellent attention to detail and clean driving record. Interested individuals can contact Jodi Chamberlain, Human Resources Director, at 301.723.2425 or via e-mail at [email protected].
Coney Pizza, 50 Main Street, Lonaconing, is now hiring inside workers 25-30 hours per week, must be available for evenings and weekends. We are also hiring delivery drivers. Stop by to pick up an application.
First Peoples is hiring! We are currently looking for Manager Trainees/Assistant Branch Managers and part-time Tellers. If you’re interested, please send your resume to [email protected]
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is NOW HIRING for many different types of positions.
- Correctional Officers – $50,551 w/ $7,500 sign-on bonus
- Correctional Officers with food service interest – $50,551 w/ $7,500 sign-on bonus
- Correctional Officers with trade skills, two years experience, NO Certifications Needed – starting at $56,832
- Human Resources
- Social & Case Workers and more
To see all open jobs CLICK HERE
Contact: Nicole Stotelmyer
Western MD Field Recruiter
Dept of Public Safety and Correctional Services
18411 Roxbury Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21746
(301) 745-3673 (O)
(443) 204-5491 (M)
Toasted Goat – 11 W. Main Street, Frostburg. Join our team! We’re hiring kitchen staff and servers. We are hiring more people to enhance of kitchen and waitstaff. Those positions can be full-time, part-time, evening or weekend hours with competitive pay. Please apply in person at the Hotel Gunter.
Hiring or Looking for employment? Check out our Now Hiring page at http://www.visitcumberland.
Not a member of the Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)? Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses in keeping our Downtown alive and vibrant. Even if you don’t have a business in Downtown Cumberland, you can join as a Friend of DCBA. Membership forms are available at www.visitcumberland.org. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.visitcumberland.org. If you or your company have any Downtown Cumberland special events, sales, etc., you would like to include in this weekly email, please send the information to [email protected].