Howard County Recreation & Parks is proud to present Sunset Serenades: A free series of summer concerts for all to enjoy.

2023 concert schedule 

*All concerts are FREE and start at 7pm. Ending time is not exact.

Location: Centennial Park Amphitheater (10000 MD 108, Ellicott City)

Accessible Parking: There are limited accessible parking spaces by the Adventure Shack. There is then a paved path to the concert shell.  There is then a grassy area in front of the concert shell (there is not seating). Please plan to bring a wheelchair or other device as there is not a parking lot adjacent to the concert shell.

July 12: Reverend Smackmaster and the Congregation of Funk – Funk Mix -

A Charm City supergroup with a unique blend of Motown, blues, and funky hits from the 60s, the 70s, all the way to today, we bring the noise, the vibe, and the dance party! We'll have you groovin' in no time! Smackmaster is available for weddings, corporate events, festivals, fundraisers, and more! Get down, get down. 

July 19: Columbia Big Band – Jazz / Swing -

Founded in 2015, the Columbia Big Band operates under the Columbia Bands, Inc. (CBI) umbrella, and was formed to provide an outlet for community members to play in a jazz ensemble. Though some members play and teach music professionally, they are volunteers employed in a wide variety of professions, who share a love of music and a desire to play the many styles performed by jazz ensembles, from jazz/swing, to rock, to Latin. The Columbia Big Band hopes to bring the enjoyment of big band music to a wide audience. 

July 26: Damon Foreman & Blue Funk -  Funk/Blues/Rock -

Mark your calendars for this awesome concert at Centennial Park, performed by Howard County native Damon Foreman & Blue Funk. Damon has performed in past summer concerts and at Wine in the Woods and we are excited to have him back! Damon also runs an award-winning music school in Glenwood. Don't miss out on this amazing Funk/Blues/Rock performance!

August 2: Bach To Rock – Rock mix / Music School Showcase -

Join Bach To Rock for a FREE band showcase! Bach To Rock is a well-known music school for students of all ages. The scenic lake is the perfect setting for a concert you won't forget. Don't miss out on this chance to see an amazing performance from some of Maryland's best student talent! 

SPONSORSHIPS are still being accepted! Have your logo added to this page and join us at the concerts. If you would like to participate or make a contribution, please contact Karen Ehler via email at [email protected] by June 30.


July 12, 2023
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Centennial Park, Main/South

10000 Clarksville Pk
Ellicott City, MD 21042
United States


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