Leonardtown Maryland, the only ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT in Southern Maryland, offers a rich experience in culture. Explore art galleries, see shows and attend art shares with upcoming and prominent artists, take group or one-on-one art classes, and create your own work of art in instructor-led workshops. View upcoming arts and entertainment events and activities and virtual shows below. Visit this page and/or join our A&E News email list to stay up-to-date on exciting events and activities taking place in Leonardtown.
Upcoming Events & Activities
The Leonardtown Summer Music Festival
Leonardtown hosts a summer of exciting concerts featuring the Robbie Boothe, Latrice Carr, Leonardo Garcia & Son Horizonte, Blazin Keys Dueling Piano, Reagan Years and more throughout the Town of Leonardtown, Maryland from April - October 2022.
Join us for an exciting Summer of Music
Latin Nights in Leonardtown
Starting in May
Learn popular Latin dances - Bachata, Kizomba and Salsa from talented dance instructors -Tracy Hurtt and Robin Santiago at local businesses - Antoinette's Garden & Port of Leonardtown Winery.
This exciting series kicks off on Saturday, May 14th. Learn More
Zumba Fitness Around Town
April - October
Saturdays 9 a.m.
Group dance fitness classes offered around Leonardtown. Join other dance enthusiasts and enjoy classes, parties workshops and special events. Kicking off on Saturday, April 23rd with a Spring Launch Party (Zumba from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. followed by Line Dancing from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.). For more information contact Leslie at: 301-247-7012
Spring - Fall
The St. Mary's County Arts Council and the SoMar Drummers partner to frequently hold community drum circles during First Friday events. The community is invited to participate - no experience required. Percussion instruments are provided and you're welcome to bring your own. Follow the Leonardtown First Friday's Facebook page for upcoming dates and times.
Ongoing Classes & Workshops
Leonardtown offers a variety of ongoing classes and workshops that provide the perfect opportunity to explore your creative side while connecting with friends. View the local studios below that offer both public and private classes, workshops and events.
Board & Brush
A creative studio featuring DIY workshops where you can create and connect with friends. Choose from a variety of projects including decorative wall art, clocks, serving trays and more.
Arts & Entertainment the Show
LATRICE CARR AT IL PICCOLO MORSO
PREMIERES: OCTOBER 6, 2021
In this Feature Presentation, popular Southern Maryland Singer/Songwriter, Latrice Carr, performs at Il Piccolo Morso, an elegant new Italian Restaurant and entertainment venue located on Washington Street near Leonardtown Square. Accompanied by jazz guitarist, Alex Bizzro, Latrice entertains the crowd with sophisticated stylings of popular R&B, Rock, Country and more in this intimate performance. This video also provides a behind-the-scenes look at Il Piccolo Morso and features expert guidance on wine selection from the Port of Leonardtown Winery.
PHILLIP MICHAEL PARSONS AT OLD TOWNE PUB
PREMIERED: FEBRUARY 14, 2021
In the premiere of Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment the Show, local Country Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Phillip Michael Parsons gives an exciting, up-close and personal acoustic performance at the Old Towne Pub. Learn more about Phillip and his music and get behind-the scene look at one of Leonardtown's most popular restaurants and entertainment venues.
PREMIERED: JULY 16, 2021
On the series premiere, we'll introduce you to Eric Jackson, the talented local artist who created the beautiful butterfly banners and flags that mark the newest addition to Leonardtown - the Leonardtown Butterfly Trail. Learn about Eric and the inspiration behind his beautiful works of art that are on display along the Trail and see highlights from the Butterfly Trail ribbon cutting ceremony, held on Sunday, July 11th, on the premiere of Leonardtown A&E Artist Spotlight!
MARIBETH BOEKE GANZELL
PREMIERES: AUGUST 31, 2021
Maribeth Boeke Ganzell. Maribeth is a local Batik artist who was recently featured in the North End Gallery Artist Invitational. In the last episode we met artist Eric Jackson who created the beautiful butterfly banners for the Leonardtown Butterfly Trail using batik artistry. In this episode, Maribeth helps share the origins of batik and gives a demonstration of her latest work of art.