The Carroll County Farm Museum’s July 4th Festival begins at noon and runs until the fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. The cost for the festival is $5 a car-load (noon until 5 p.m.). The local Kiwanis club sponsors the fireworks and collects $5 a car-load At 5 p.m. to help defray the cost of the fireworks.

The U. S. Air Force Heritage Brass performs a free public concert on June 10 at 3 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center. Advance tickets are available at the Arts Center box office, or by visiting

Random House is sponsoring a series of live shows offered by the Carroll County Arts Council for kids during the summer. All shows are on Wednesdays with performances at 10:30 a.m. and 1p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, seniors, and CCAC members. Groups of 20 are more are entitled to a 20 percent discount on tickets.

Beginning June 19, The Carroll County Arts Council will screen free movies for families every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
June 19 “Adventures of Tin Tin”
June 26 “Rango”
July 3 “Puss in Boots”
July 10 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
July 17 “Nanny McPhee”
July 24 “Coraline”
July 31 “Big Miracle”

Patriotic songs constitute the current repertoire of The Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, which performs June 24 at 3 p.m. in Carroll Community College’s Scott Center.

More than 75 acts, including Grammy Award winner John Hammond, Bluegrass musician Sierra Hull and Highway 111, W.C. Handy Award-winning blues artist Guy Davis, the Comas Celtic band and Americana specialists The Kruger Brothers, will play at the Common Ground on the Hill’s 15th Annual Roots Music & Arts Festival on July 7 and 8 at the Carroll County Farm Museum. For more information call 410-857-2771 or visit

The Eric Byrd Trio will perform a tribute concert honoring the music of Nat King Cole on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for CCAC members, students & seniors.

Sizzlin’ Hot, a summer art exhibit at the Carroll Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery, opening July 14, will feature works in brilliant colors, bold patterns and dynamic compositions. The public is invited to meet the artists at a free reception on June 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Appalachian, Bluegrass and Celtic music will be the focus of the 40th Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention, which plays June 9 as part of McDaniel College’s Common Ground on the Hill concert series. Some 400 musicians will participate in the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Farm Museum. For details, rules, advance tickets and early registration: visit, or call 410-857-2771.