UP to SPEED
Sweet Sounds of Summer
Artscape: The largest free
public arts festival in the
country features 150-plus
artists, fashion designers
and craftspeople; visual art
exhibits, including outdoor
sculpture, art cars, photo-
graphy and the Janet &
Walter Sondheim Prize; live
concerts; a full schedule of
performing arts, including
performances by the Balti-
more Symphony Orchestra;
family events; and a deli-
cious, international menu
of food—including organic
offerings. July 18-20.
Mt. Royal Ave. artscape.org.
passengers board the train
in Brattleboro. Enjoy a
moving concert on the train
or take in a single concert
at the train depots Brattleboro and Bellows Falls. It’s a
musical experience sure to
really move you. Aug. 8– 9.
Shake up your summer routine with events that
are sure to dazzle all of your senses. Witness the
legendary John McEnroe playing in the grass.
Enjoy a riverfront music festival that will have you
singing the blues. Celebrate Baltimore’s unsung
German heritage (with bratwurst and beer, of
course) and get to know Newport’s sister city, Shimoda, Japan. You might enjoy a picnic in a magical land; treat your kids to a theater experience
created just for them; or check out the largest
free arts festival in the country (three days of music, theater and great eats, including an organic
food court). It’s all happening this summer around
the Northeast Corridor. So climb aboard and let
Amtrak deliver you to the fun. Be sure to mention
special discount rail fares to select destinations
and you’ll save a bundle. — COMPILED BY MICHAEL HAMMETT
This offer is valid for 20 per-
cent off the best available
regular (full) adult rail fare for coach
travel to any Amtrak destination in
Vermont when traveling on the
Vermonter or Ethan Allen service.
Valid for sale through Oct. 28,
2008, and valid for travel through
Oct. 31, 2008. Request discount
code V209 when you book by call-
ing 800-USA-RAIL. See page 86 for
blackout dates and other restrictions.
German Festival: Discover
Baltimore’s unsung German
heritage at Maryland State
Fairgrounds in Timonium.
Enjoy authentic German
cuisine, quench your thirst
with imported and domestic beer and wine, browse
imported and local crafts
and collectibles, and enjoy
entertainment by local
German bands, traditional
folk dancers and choirs.
July 26– 27. md-germans.org.
For the Maryland events,
save 50 percent off the best
available rail fare for one companion traveling in coach with a paid
regular (full) adult rail fare ticket on
Amtrak travel to Baltimore, MD. Valid
for sale through Dec. 10, 2008, and
for travel through Dec. 13, 2008.
Request discount code V828 when
you book by calling 800-USA-RAIL.
Visit Baltimore.org/deals for more
information. See page 86 for blackout dates and other restrictions.
Rollin’ on the river: The
Riverfront Blues Festival is
a three-day event featuring
two performance stages and
over 20 artists, including
Elvin Bishop (the blues and
rock guitarist wrote Fooled
Around and Fell in Love).
One-day passes start at $15.
Or you can hang out for the
entire weekend for just $50.
Rain or shine. Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park,
Wilmington. Aug. 8– 10.
A unique performance
experience that begins the
moment members of the
group So Percussion and
World Team Tennis: Three
of America’s top tennis stars
visit Wilmington to play
against the Delaware Smash
2007 Wimbledon champ,
Venus Williams, and the
world’s number 1 doubles
team of Bob and Mike