The Local Experience

Front Porch Orchestra: Bluegrass Nutcracker

Experience Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic like never before! The Bluegrass Nutcracker features a bar-for-bar rendition of The Nutcracker played by an 8-piece bluegrass band. Before each movement, a zesty narrator recounts ETA Hoffman’s story while poking fun at its often-overlooked ridiculousness. The show is family-friendly and fun for lovers of Classical and Bluegrass music alike.

If you are tired of canned Christmas music and want to hear something new – this is for you! Inspired by artists like Chris Thile and The Piano Guys, Front Porch Orchestra is set to revitalize all 17 movements of Pytor Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” – played on banjo, violin, viola, guitar, string bass and percussion.

Ryan Webster & Alec Green

Live Arts is proud to welcome back Ryan Webster and Alec Green! Take a sneak peek into the albums that two local artists are working on and releasing at the same time! Both albums will feature the same band and music from the same recording sessions. See how two different artists present their music the same way, using the same sounds, players, and more!

This concert will be almost all originals and will feature songs from Ryan’s EP, Look Into My Glass and Alec’s EP, Summer Storm.

The Local Experience – Timmie & Tambo

Those who know and love Timmie & Tambo have seen them in various venues, but never like this! We are thrilled that they have agreed to kick off The Local Experience Concert Series.

Timmie Metz is a full-time musician, playing for over 30 years in the Baltimore-DC-Annapolis area. His passions lie in the rock and soul genre, which allow him to showcase his awe-inspiring vocal range and his ability to move an audience. Tambo joined forces with Timmie in 2018, almost 20 years after starting her semi-professional musical career in the area. She’s known for entertaining audiences of all ages with her infectious energy and impressive vocal range, and enjoys nothing more than sharing an interactive and engaging experience. This power duo brings their own twist to many tunes you know and love, and shares an onstage chemistry like no other!

The Local Experience (TLX) is a series presented by Live Arts Maryland that uplifts and supports our vibrant local artistic community. Held at The Studio, an intimate and sophisticated cabaret-style venue, TLX showcases your local favorites and up-and-coming artists in a completely different way than you have seen them before. Hear behind-the-scenes stories, never heard originals, and the songs you know and love.

Modeled after listening rooms in places like Nashville and New York, TLX features diverse musical genres, including jazz, blues, rock, and more. So, whether you’re a fan of classic tunes or you’re looking for something new, The Studio is the place to be.

Live Arts Studio is a cozy but sophisticated cabaret-style venue with table seating and two bars. For this concert, we are proud to be partnering with Tastings Gourmet Market to provide personal cheese and charcuterie trays. Please indicate if you would like to purchase one below as they will not be for sale the night of the concert.

The Live Arts Studio is located on the Bestgate Road side of Westfield Annapolis. Use the main entrance between Offenbacher’s and The Container Store, turn left at the main corridor, we are on the right side of the hallway next to Loft.