🍦Pops in the Park returns 🎻

Juneteenth Parade and Festival, Easport a Rockin', Sugar Shoppe opens


Good morning, Annapolis. This is Naptown Scoop. Just like a freezer pop, our news is colorful, perfectly-portioned, and delivers a sugar rush straight to the brain.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Juneteenth Parade & Festival

  • Eastport a Rockin’

  • The Sugar Shoppe opens

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

P.S. Happy birthday, Becky Clapp! 🎂

I know, I know. Summer hasn’t even started and I’m planning the end? Yes. And here’s why.

Pops in the Park is the unofficial end of summer. It’s when the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs danceable tunes, a little Hollywood and Broadway, and patriotic compositions in our beautiful public parks. It’s fun for the whole family.

Pops in the Park is August 31 at Downs Park and September 1 at Quiet Waters Park. Grab a friend and bring the entire family. It's time to connect with your community at a FREE concert.

Shortly after Pops in the Park, the Symphony opens its 63rd season with the first of five Masterworks performances. It's no wonder most of the ASO's subscribers return year after year. Subscribers get the best deals and perks, like first choice on seats, free and easy ticket exchanges, and discounts on Holiday Pops at Maryland Hall. Visit AnnapolisSymphony.org/subscribe. Choose a Masterworks, FlexPass, or Series@Strathmore concert today to save big!


Crabcake Review S3E2: Libbey’s

We owe a cold beer to the reader who recommended the crabcakes at this Eastern Shore gem. Libbey’s is just over the Bay Bridge at 357 Pier 1 Rd, Stevensville, MD. Results are in, and Ryan and Chris have some pretty great things to say about these cakes, including the high praise catchphrase, “Nothing but lump.”

What was the score? Head on over to our Instagram to see their review.

Want to see who makes our Top 10 reviews of all time? Check them out here.

Top clicks of the week 🏆

$66K for cancer research ⛵️

You might say that the only thing more full than the sails at the Maryland Cures Cancer Regatta are our hearts. The regatta — organized by Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis Yacht Club, Herrington Harbour Sailing Association, Maryland Yacht Club, and Rock Creek Racing Association — raised more than $66K for the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Organizers and volunteers count the day as a success. When it’s all said and done, they expect to exceed the $75K fundraising goal. Interested in supporting? You can still donate online.

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Quiet Waters, Quiet Woods

📸 @midatlanticexplorer_21 | 📍Quiet Waters Park

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Severna Park Gets Sweeter 🍭

The Scoop staff has been craning their necks watching the progress of Severna Park’s new candy store, the Sugar Shoppe. Well, good news fellow sweet tooths! Owners Jamie Denton and Eloise Patton officially opened the Sugar Shoppe this week. Expect limited hours today, but their usual hours will be Tuesday to Saturday, 12–6 PM. Sugar Shoppe is closed Sunday and Monday. The candy store – plus party supply and gift shop – is located at 4 Riggs Avenue (between The Severn School and B&A Trail). Want to feel like a kid in a candy store? They’re hiring! 🍭

P.S. Across the street, our beloved Always Ice Cream Company is opening at 600 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in late summer or fall. 🍦

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Harvey’s Mom: Needing things she didn’t know they needed

Hospice of the Chesapeake came into Marie Burgess’s life unexpectedly during her son Harvey’s herculean battle with a rare form of epilepsy. Facing the end of life for her 4-year-old son meant she needed things she didn’t know she needed. After his death, her family turned to Chesapeake Life Center for counseling and children’s grief programs like Camp Nabi. To honor her grief journey, she volunteers in her role as Harvey’s Mom and as a professional counselor with the organization’s Chesapeake Kids grief programs. “In our darkest of days, they were a welcome light of kindness, acceptance, and expertise we didn’t know we needed.” Learn more at https://www.hospicechesapeake.org/family-support/about-chesapeake-life-center/.


Eastport A Rockin’ is here 🎸

Quick survey: Who’s your favorite Annapolis-based musician or band? If you don’t have an answer right now, you probably will after this weekend! That’s because tomorrow is Eastport A Rockin’, hailed as the homegrown local music festival of Annapolis.

From 11 AM–8 PM on Back Creek and Second Street in Eastport, festival goers will hear all kinds of artists — bluegrass, rock, powerpop, Chesapeake folk, reggae, and so much more. And they’re all local. You don’t even have to leave for food and drinks thanks to the vendors lined up for the fest.

Save time at the gate (and $10) and pre-purchase your tickets here by the end of today (6/21).

Wrabyn fundraiser starts Monday 🛍️

Do you have a shopping game plan yet for Wrabyn’s Annapolis Hope fundraiser? The West Annapolis upscale boutique will host a fundraiser Monday through Friday of next week (6/24–26). 10% of sales will go to Annapolis Hope’s mission to save the late Nick Mireles’ wife and 8 kids from eviction.

Raffle tickets for 6 incredible prizes are available online now. Check out these awesome prizes: 1-month membership at Yoga Factory and a massage from Eternal Thai Massage; a sunset cruise on Forward Brewing’s new boat, and fancy jewelry from Zachary’s Jewelers and Wrabyn. See the full list of prizes including, the “Really Big Prize.” Tickets for the prize pool (excludes the “Really Big Prize”) are $25 each, 3 for $60, or 5 for $100. Add as many tickets to your cart as you want for those! For the Really Big Prize, we’re only selling 100 tickets ($50 each).

P.S. Wrabyn’s even offering early admission to their Warehouse Sale this weekend to anyone who makes a $20 donation to Annapolis Hope!

Weekend Preview



  • Juneteenth Parade + Festival: Steps off at noon on Calvert St at Bladen St ➡️ West St ➡️ Amos Garrett. After, enjoy live music, vendors, and food at the free festival at Bates Athletic Complex from 1–9 PM.

  • Join Save Our Trees at Peninsula Park to do your good deed for the day. This event will be the final community vine removal from 9–10:30 AM. Sign up.

  • Storytime & Craft: Attn lax rats! 🥍 Scoop writer/lax coach Lauren Burke Meyer will read Charlie STEPs UP to Lacrosse at Park Books at 11 AM. Lax-themed craft to follow.

  • Homeschool Book Swap: Donate gently used books starting at 10:30 AM. families wishing to exchange can do so from 11 AM­ to noon at the Severna Park Library. 📚


  • Dinner and a Classic: This week’s showing of Singin’ In the Rain begins at 8:20 PM at Reynolds Tavern’s Beer Garden 🎥

Taste of Arundel Grown tix now on sale 🌽

Tickets are now on sale for A Taste of Arundel Grown, the annual showcase of local agriculture brought to you by Arundel Ag. It’s hosted by Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville on July 19. You can sample food (and beer and wine) produced by Anne Arundel County farmers. This event is a popular one so get your tickets now!

Nothing in this section is sponsored. They're just the things you need to know. I'll always let you know when something's sponsored.


Department of Central Services — what’s that?

ICYMI, Annapolis City Council voted earlier this week to bring back its Department of Central Services, which it got rid of back in 2011. This department handles things like maintaining public buildings and managing vehicles in the city fleet. 18 city employees will move from another department to work for Central Services, and its $616K operating cost is already covered by the city’s recently approved budget. The next big task: Finding a director. ($)

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89 🌡️ 75 | ☀️ | 5% | 💨 S 11 mph (10 knots)


93 🌡️ 79 | 🌤️ | 8% | 💨 S 11 mph (10 knots)


93 🌡️ 78 | ⛈️ | 37% | 💨 SSW 14 mph (12knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 79ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Charlie Owen & Pocket Change | 7:30–10 PM
Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern | Grilled Lincolns | 9 PM
Annapolis Town Center Summer Concert | Original Moonlighters | 6–8 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Timmie Metz Band | 9 PM
Brian Boru | The National Bohemians | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Hunter Rich | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Dave Tieff | 5–8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Twisted Flags | 9 PM
Great Frogs | Daphne Eckman | 4:30–7:30 PM
Killarney House | Meg & Angie | 8–11 PM
Libbey’s Coastal Kitchen | Uncle Ward | 4–7 PM
Market House | Alex and Chrissy | 9–11 PM
Market Space | SVV | 6–9 PM
Middleton Tavern | 3 Of A Kind | 10 PM
Pirates Cove | Kurt Gibbons | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Judy Collins | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Michael K | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Joey Fitz | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Ray Weaver | 10 PM
Renditions Golf Course | Josette and Bill | 6–9 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Return to Edan | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | The Bards | 6 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | The Leftovers | 9:45 PM
Watermark Annapolis Sunset Cruise | Chris Sacks Band | 7:30–9 PM | Tickets


49 West | Badger Band | 8:30–11 PM
Blackwall Hitch | ONO Band | 8–11 PM
Bread & Butter Kitchen | Michael K | 10 AM–1 PM
Brian Boru | Shawn Musselman | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Jamie Kaye | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Sydney | 2–5 PM
Coconut Joe's | Chris Ryan Band | 9 PM
Dark Horse | b.en Duo|  9 PM
Dinner Under The Stars | Ryan Keith Band | 6–9 PM
Galway Bay | Ray Weaver | 7–10 PMGreat Frogs | Noah Booz | 1–4 PM
Killarney House | Joe Hickey | 8–11 PM
Market Space | John Bailey | 2–6 PM
Middleton Tavern | Rickshaw Lizard | 10 PM
Pirates Cove | Joey Fitz | 3–6 PM
Pirates Cove | Kevin Lee | 7–10 PM
Rams Head Roadhouse | Left Turn Clyde | 9 PM
Rams Head Tavern | The Freebyrds | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Fast Times | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Daisy Meadows | TBA
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Brendan Lane and the Sugar Packets | 9:45 PM


49 West | Lenny Marcus Trio | 7–10 PM
Bread & Butter Kitchen | Combo Indigo | 10 AM–1 PM
Brian Boru | Big Brothers Porch | 4–7 PM
Coconut Joe's | Mark Desrochers | 2–5 PM
Dark Horse | West Street Revival Band  | 6 PM
Galway Bay | Richard Hayward | 4–8 PM
Great Frogs | Jordan Sokel | 1–4 PM
Market House | Casey McConville | 6–8 PM
Market Space | Hurricane Kevin | 2–6 PM
Old Stein Inn | Mike Surratt | 2–6 PM
Pirates Cove | All You Need | 2–5 PM
Pirates Cove | Chris Durm | 6–9 PM
Rams Head On Stage | The English Channel | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Tim And Tami  | TBA
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Shawn Owen | 9 PM


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