Mizzle Fest, an annual music festival, set for Saturday

The second weekend in September saw more than 150,000 people gather in Downtown Salisbury for the National Folk Festival. During the festival, performers from across the country were featured on the Pohanka/Toyota Amphitheater stage. What’s next for the Downtown amphitheater? Mizzle Fest, an annual music festival highlighting talent, artistry, and urban culture in Salisbury. Scheduled […]

Peace In The Park event is Saturday in Salisbury

Foiled by foul weather last year, the organizers of Peace In The Park are planning again for a local observance of the U.N. International Day of Peace. This year’s event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday in Salisbury City Park, across from Ben’s Red Swings on Picnic Island in the “barbecue […]

All eyes on Downtown as Folk Festival kickoff arrives

Salisbury is getting ready for the second year as host city to the National Folk Festival, and city officials have high hopes it will exceed last year in terms of attendance and economic impact. The festival opens at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 9. All eyes are on the […]

Rain expected to depart in time to begin Folk Festival

It’s raining this morning in Salisbury, but the wet weather is expected to be gone by 3 p.m. The National Folk Festival officially begins at 6 p.m. this evening in Downtown Salisbury on the Community Stage on North Division Street. Guitarist Bill Kirchen will appear with a public parade beginning at 6:45 and proceeding to […]

Frederick Douglass event is Sept. 21 at Chipman Center

In continued recognition of the lost Eastern Shore history of Frederick Douglass, a special presentation on his 1880 visit to Salisbury and connections to the Lower Shore will be offered Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Dr. Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center. Introductory remarks will be offered by Shanie Shields of the Chipman […]

National Folk Festival Guide will help you navigate event

In just a week’s time they’ll be here: musical performers, storytellers, singers, dancers, craftspeople and the passers-on of folklife traditions. The 79th National Folk Festival begins one week from Friday in Downtown Salisbury. Joining the hundreds of performers will be thousands of fans, spectators and observers. In this week’s edition of the Salisbury Independent — […]

Wicomico Goes Purple to kick off Saturday

Wicomico County will “Go Purple” in September, with events planned to draw awareness to the substance abuse crisis in the community. Wicomico Goes Purple will kick off at this Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Delmarva Shorebirds game at Shorebirds Stadium. Aug. 31 is Overdose Awareness Day and Hudson Health Services will sponsor the post-game fireworks […]

Back-to-school event is Sunday at Civic Center

Public school students who are in need are invited to Fresh Start: A Wicomico County Back to School Event this Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The event — back for its second year – will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Children in need entering kindergarten and up can […]

Bluegrass On The Water is this Sunday at Green Hill

Green Hill Country Club will present its third annual Bluegrass On The Water, an evening for families featuring live bluegrass music, on Sunday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  The band No Spare Time will perform, along with Keagan and Mickey Justice featuring Todd Smith.  “It’s a nice fun thing,” said Buzz Carragher, one of the […]

Sharptown readies for 93rd Firemen’s Carnival

It wouldn’t feel like summer on the Eastern Shore without the traditional carnivals operated by volunteer fire companies. One of the largest and longest-running of those is the Sharptown Firemen’s Carnival, opening for its 93rd year at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1. The time-honored tradition of the firemen’s carnival is enough to get people out […]