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Rams Head, BMI launching Annapolis Songwriters Festival

The inaugural Annapolis Songwriters Festival will be held Sept. 15-17 at venues around Annapolis, including City Dock. The three-day event will feature nationally-known singers and songwriters at ticketed events, as well as free music showcases. The event is modeled after the renowned Key West Songwriters Festival, which is in its 26th year. During the event, […]

Posted inHoward County

Books in Bloom to feature Bernstein

The Downtown Columbia Partnership (DTC Partnership) and The Howard Hughes Corp. have announced that Washington, D.C.-native Carl Bernstein the author and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter who famously broke the Watergate story – will headline the sixth annual Books in Bloom Festival. The 2022 event opens in Downtown Columbia on May 15, continuing the festival’s focus on activism […]

Posted inBusiness News

NIVF reopens Emergency Relief Fund

The National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF), a 501(c)(3) organization, has relaunched its Emergency Relief Fund (ERF). The NIVF ERF provides economic relief to independent, music and comedy venues, festivals, and promoters across the United States experiencing a severe financial emergency due to circumstances beyond their control. The NIVA Emergency Relief Fund was first launched by the National Independent […]

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Cordish enters lease agreement for three casino properties

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the real property assets of Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, in Hanover; Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia and Live! Casino Pittsburgh, including applicable long-term ground leases, from affiliates of The Baltimore-based Cordish Companies. The initial transaction has an aggregate consideration of approximately $1.81 billion. Cordish […]

Posted inArt & Entertainment

Next Level renews agreement with NCTC

Hanover-based Next Level Sports & Entertainment, a content platform and a premier provider of live sports and entertainment, and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) have completed a new affiliate agreement. This agreement has the potential to increase Next Level’s distribution by making it available to NCTC’s more than 700 small and mid-sized independent cable and […]