Tickets on sale for UMES Jazz & Blues Cabaret

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Jazz singerPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 19, 2015) -For two nights only, April 17 and 18, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore turns its Richard A. Henson Center ballroom into a swanky jazz club-city style.

    Tickets are now on sale for the event highlighting the talents of UMES' Drama Society, and the hospitality and fine arts departments.

    "We're trying something new this year-a Jazz & Blues Cabaret," said Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson, the society's director.  "Guests will enjoy music by the UMES Jazz Band, the Dinner Theatre Showtime Band from previous years, and talented singers and dancers from the campus and the community while dining on a gourmet meal by the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department."

    Doors open at 6 p.m. with a 7 p.m. curtain time for the first set.  This year, a dance floor invites party-goers to be-bop, strut, shuffle or boogie to the tunes of Billie Holiday, Otis Redding, Etta James, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Costello and more.  The Jazz Combo will play music to dine by.

    Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 410-651-7747.   

     Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580.