Chester River Runoff to play at Lewes Canalfront Park July 10

Popular Maryland Eastern Shore band Chester River Runoff will return for a July 10 concert at Lewes Canalfront Park. SOURCE SUBMITTED
July 10, 2014

The Chester River Runoff band will return to Lewes Canalfront Park for a 7 p.m. performance Thursday, July 10. Chester River Runoff is an original bluegrass band from Maryland's rural Eastern Shore and a returning favorite to Canalfront Park.

The band's honest, unaffected sound features big harmonies, insightful songwriting, and tight instrumental work performed with a warm spirit and good humor. The band has shared bills with international recording artists including the Fleshtones, Afroman, and the Avett Brothers. Since their debut in 2004, they have played country dives, barn dances, and many well- known venues.

Through this variety of settings, they have forged connections with diverse audiences with their distinctive style, without losing touch with their origins in the bluegrass tradition. This event is free and made possible through support of Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket and maybe a picnic dinner to enjoy.

Lewes Canalfront Park comprises nearly three acres and is located at 211 Front St. in historic Lewes on the banks of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. It is the site of many popular free summer events, including additional Concerts by the Canal, Cinema by the Canal, weekly yoga, and weekly Zumba.

Friends of the Lewes Canalfront Park support these programs while the City of Lewes provides maintenance. The Friends organization welcomes new members and volunteers.

For information go to and like the park on Facebook, or call 302-645-2795.