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Concert in the Woods at Hard Bargain Amphitheater

July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Come celebrate with neighbors as Lynn Hollyfield and Friends host a concert to celebrate the grand reopening of Hard Bargain’s amphitheater!  The concert is scheduled for July 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15/Adult, $10/Child under 12, pay at the door.  

The history of the creation of an amphitheater interestingly correlates with current affairs. Alice Ferguson had the amphitheater built as part of a rescue effort when Accokeek was facing hard times. In her book “Adventures in Southern Maryland,” Alice recounts how the neighbors suffered a rough winter after a long drought and the Depression. She had the unique idea to use her resources to employ as many out of work men as she could from the village. She arranged a loan from the local bank and with  local labor the amphitheater was built in 1931. The Fergusons used this place to gather with friends, dressing up in elaborate costumes and putting on a spontaneous play for their own amusement. It soon became a meeting place for the community. 

The pandemic forced us to adapt to new ways of attending school, performing work and experiencing play. At Hard Bargain, schools canceled field trips and staff developed virtual classes for teaching environmental science.  Remote work became the new normal and the amphitheater was temporarily closed. 

Help us make it a community meeting place once again. The Alice Ferguson Foundation is looking for volunteers to prepare the theater for the grand reopening. Tasks include clearing paths, spreading mulch, cleaning chairs and preparing to serve refreshments. Contact Alice Foundation Board Member, Kay Powell by email at kaypowell@verizon.net to volunteer and share ideas. 

We are excited to revive a long-standing tradition in our community!


Alice Ferguson Foundation
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