Free Music Concert in Essex at Renaissance Park

A free concert “Picnic in the Park” will be hosted by Essex Community Development Corporation on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Fields at Renaissance Park, 99 Stemmers Run Road, Essex, MD 21221.

Come hear the relaxing sounds of CAISO Steel Drum Band while sampling the flavorful Jamaican cuisine of Reid’s Jerk Shack, an incredible local Essex restaurant. CAISO stands for Caribbean American International Steel Orchestra, and their music is festive, relaxing & fun. CAISO performs throughout the DMV and has even traveled as far as Kosovo. We are excited to bring some Caribbean flavor to Essex

Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets for your listening/viewing comfort. BYO food, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, games, etc.

In case of rain, the event will take place inside the Stemmers Run Community Center located at 99 Stemmers Run Road.

Parking is available in the lot at the Stemmers Run Community Center & at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School (enter from Eastern Blvd.). In addition, there are parking spots along the NW end of Renaissance Park (BEHIND the shops including Admiral Cleaners and Essex-MR Veterinary Center).

In addition to food from Reid’s Jerk Shack, a limited number of cupcakes will be available from Pinkee’s Sweet Treats, another great business located in the Essex area.

Several groups will be present at this event including: Essex Community Development Corporation, Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Community Outreach Team. Back River Restoration Committee.

A limited number of bags will be available with giveaways and coupons from Essex businesses.

Essex Community Development Corporation is pleased present this fun, cultural event. Funding is provided through Baltimore County Dept. of Planning’s Commercial Revitalization Action Grant.

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B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.