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Summer in the City

2003 in Downtown Cumberland
This summer, Cumberland is heating up with a fabulous series of musical events slated from late May through early September. The musical series is known as “Summer in the City,” which includes “Friday After Five” Downtown, Saturday at Canal Place, and Sunday in the Park.

Every weekend of the summer is jam-packed with good fun and great music, with over 50 separate concert dates set throughout the summer. Events are planned every weekend in Downtown Cumberland on Fridays, at Canal Place Heritage Area on Saturdays and at Constitution Park every Sunday.

No matter what your musical taste, “Summer in the City” has something for everyone. Whether it’s jazz, swing, country, bluegrass, gospel, oldies, or contemporary rock and roll, you’ll find tons of great music in the Queen City this summer. And here’s the best part — all of the musical events are absolutely free! So, if you are looking for quality entertainment that won’t break your budget, Cumberland is the place to be.
In addition to the fantastic musical performances that are the centerpiece of “Summer in the City,” there are many things to see and do in Downtown Cum-berland. It’s the perfect place to spend an evening, take a day trip or plan a weekend getaway.

Outdoor Dining - experience alfresco dining outside on Downtown Cumberland’s pedestrian mall. With a variety of fine eater-ies to chose from, you could have an elegant meal at one of the excellent restaurants or get a quick bite to eat at a small cafe. Or, if you choose, have a cocktail, a cup of coffee, a scoop of ice cream, or one of many delicious desserts available downtown.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - enjoy a ride around historic Downtown Cumber-land in an old fashioned horse drawn carriage. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a picturesque Victorian city while riding in a mode of transportation that was popular at the turn of the last century.

The Farmer’s Market - held in down-town every Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Farmer’s Market is a tradition that runs from June through October. Patrons can experience the best of Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania’s farm fields while listening to live musical entertainment from the stage at Town Center. Come experience a wonderful mix of music, vegetables, fruits and homemade jams and jellies, and much more.

Great Shopping - if you’re looking for an experience beyond a mere shopping expedition, take a look at what Downtown Cumberland has to offer. From the specialty shops on the pedestrian mall to the new Shops at Canal Place, there’s a wide array of shopping choices downtown.

Historic Atmosphere-the architectural wonders on display in Downtown Cumber-land will delight the eye. While wandering among buildings constructed nearly a century ago, you will see grand facades that are regal testimony to the city’s rich history. Shoppers and visitors alike bask in a spectacular ambiance that is not easily replicated.

Located just a block from Canal Place, the western terminus of the C&O Canal, and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, historic Downtown Cumberland provides a welcome break form the hectic pace of everyday life. Enjoy a lifestyle you once thought lost to history. Find what you’re looking for, plus a few things you’ve forgotten. Downtown Cumberland has the charm of the past combined with the convenience of today, all found together along tree-lined streets of brick.

The charm of a bygone era with the serenity of a small town, this summer, Downtown Cumberland comes alive with the musical sounds of “Summer in the City.”
Please join us for a Friday evening Downtown, a Saturday night at Canal Place, or a Sunday concert in the Park.

“Summer in the City” is presented by the Downtown Cumberland Development Commission, Main Street Maryland Promotions, the Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department, the Allegany Arts Council, and the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority.

For more information on “Summer in the City” musical events, please contact one of the following:

Downtown Managers’ Office: 301-777-2800
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Allegany Arts Council: 301-777-2787
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Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority:
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