Great music and classic cars will be sharing the limelight at tonight’s Friday After Five in Downtown Cumberland.
The fifth annual Corvette display will be held on the Baltimore Street bricks. Owners of corvettes are encouraged to bring their American-made sports cars down to display during this week’s Friday After Five. The cars will be set up from one end of Baltimore Street to the other, with Mike Stakem overseeing the event with a 4:30 p.m. and after line-up for the corvettes.. Corvette owners do not have to pre-register their cars but anyone with questions should call Ed Mullaney at 301-722-5500.
The music starts at 5:00 p.m. on the Liberty Street stage with Servants Heart. Servants Heart is a Southern Gospel group with a good mix of Praise, Worship and Contemporary music, including some original music. Led by Pastor Chan Hubbard, the group has been together for over ten years. Chan sings lead and harmony and plays keyboard and bass. Marley Hubbard sings lead and harmony, as well. Rounding out the trio is Greg Johnson, singer and guitarist, sound engineer and songwriter. Their first CD project, “You Can Use Me,” was released in 2005.
Three bands and three locations hit the Downtown Cumberland stages at 7:00 p.m. Performing on the Rusco Town Centre Stage is Cramer Brothers with Tim Haines. The well-known trio plays music from the Beatles era to the present. They have been performing together since 1995.
Hondo, new to Friday After Five, is performing on the Centre Street stage, near the newly opened Barkin’ Basement Thrift Shop at 56 N. Centre Street. Hondo, aka Tony Haan is a Short Gap native who moved and lived in Nashville, TN for years where he wrote and recorded songs for top country artists. Now back in the area, Hondo is kickin’ it country style again for his local fans. He plays everyone’s favorite tunes from yesterday to today’s top country.
One of Friday After Five’s most popular bands, The Chinese Bandits is scheduled to perform on the M&T Bank stage from 7–10:00 p.m. One of the most recognized and popular bands in Cumberland, the group has performed for over 25 years and offers an entertaining mix of vocals, smooth harmonies and music to dance the night away.
For those who love the blues, Grammy Award winner Joe Louis Walker is at Windsor Hall tonight. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are available at The Book Center in Downtown Cumberland and Main Street Books in Frostburg.
Sponsors for this week’s Friday After Five are Baltimore Street Grill and the Mullaney Brothers. For a complete schedule of Summer in the City events, visit www.mainstreetcumberland.com or pick up a schedule at one of the Downtown Cumberland Businesses.