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Classics & Crabs

September 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm
The Maryland Theatre
21 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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301-797-4000 x102

Saturday, September 16, 2017
​5:00 pm Concert*
3:30 pm Special Event

​We kick off the 2017-18 MSO season with Classics & Crabs, a celebration of all things "Maryland" on Saturday, September 16. This special event includes a pre-concert beer festival in The Maryland Theatre courtyard, courtesy of Flying Dog Brewery; a special MSO concert featuring the eclectic mix of ragtime, blues, and jazz; and a post-concert street festival and crab feed.

Patrons must purchase a “Ragtime, Blues, & All That Jazz” concert ticket (Adults $19-$69, Children Under 18 Free) in order to attend this special event.


3:30 PM | Beer Festival in the Maryland Theatre courtyard. Guests may sample several Flying Dog Brewery selections chosen for the evening.
5:00 PM | Maryland Symphony Orchestra “Ragtime, Blues, & All That Jazz” concert* featuring Byron Stripling
7:00 PM | Post-Concert Street Festival & Crab Feed**​ on South Potomac Street

The crab feed** will feature steamed crabs, crab stuffed mushroom caps, and “crab” mac ‘n cheese, as well as fried chicken, local corn, slaw, hush puppies, non-alcoholic drinks, and dessert. Additional Flying Dog Brewery beers will be available for purchase along street.


-(4) beer samples or one full beer pour from Flying Dog Brewery
-All-you-can eat crab feed (including buffet selections, non-alcoholic drinks and desserts)**



*In order to purchase the ticket upgrade for Classics & Crabs ($50), patrons must first purchase a “Ragtime, Blues, & All That Jazz” concert ticket (Adults $19-$69, Children Under 18 Free) on Upon completing your concert ticket purchase, you will be contacted by the Box Office with a link and code to purchase the Classics & Crabs add-on on Eventbrite. There is no assigned or reserved seating for Classics & Crabs; seating is family-style on a first come first serve basis.

**Full Event Menu: All-You-Can-Eat Steamed Crabs with Old Bay Seasoning and Melted Butter; Golden Brown Fried Chicken (Breasts, Wings, Thighs and Legs); Crab Meat Stuffed Mushroom Caps; "Crab" Macaroni and Cheese; Corn on the Cob; Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad; "Savory" Hush Puppies; Fresh Baked Cookies (Royale, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, and Sugar); Non-Alcoholic Beverages (Ice Water, Freshly Brewed "Unsweetened" Iced Tea, and Lemonade)