Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is pleased to present the 12th Annual Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards - honors given each year to three of Maryland’s outstanding stewards of folklife, or living cultural traditions.
This year, the recipients are: in the category of person/people, The Sensational Royal Lights, an African American gospel quartet with roots in Dorchester County; in the category of place, Curtis' Coney Island Famous Weiners of Allegany County; and in the category of tradition, stuffed ham, a longstanding St. Mary's County foodway. Each recipient will be recognized in a ceremony in the Proscenium Theatre on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 1.
The ceremony will feature an opening performance by Meki Toalepai Sr. and Jr., recipients of a 2019 Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award for Tahitian drumming (Anne Arundel County), and a closing concert by the Sensational Royal Lights. Cousins Jay Armsworthy and Woody Norris (St. Mary's County) will play bluegrass during the reception immediately following the ceremony.
Woodlawn High School PTSA and The Sensational Royal Lights Quartet Cordially Invites You to an Evening of Preaching the Gospel Through Song and Holiday Celebration. Proceeds go towards the Charlestown Benevolent Care Fund.
Free parking is available, Refreshments on sale