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Friday Nite Unwind - Free Live Music on our Front Porch

Shank's Mare's front porch sets the stage for our summer music series.  Grab some friends, kids, dogs, chairs, blankets & coolers and gather on the river for some live local music.  On-site food service is available from a unique food truck scheduled for each Friday Nite Unwind. Come by boat, kayak or car and enjoy great tunes as you watch the river flow by.  BYOB welcome.  No reservations required for live music, only for the Unwind Paddle Tour. 

Friday Nite Unwinds are a FREE program with no reservation required.  Tips for the band are very much appreciated. 
Our 2020 schedule is:

Friday, June 12, 2020, 6-9pm - The J. C. Fisher Band - CANCELLED
Returning once again this year, here's our favorite eclectic rock band.  The J. C. Fisher Band offers terrific instrumentation and vocals in a unique playlist of tunes.
Food Truck - The Taco Bus - CANCELLED

Friday, June 26, 2020, 6-9pm - Boothill Getaway - CANCELLED

This band premiered at our Unwind series last year and really wowed the crowd.  A bit of country rock, and a bit of bluegrass combine to get you stomping your feet! 
Food Truck - The Kilted Griller - CANCELLED

Friday, July 10, 2020, 6-9pm - Plain Jane

This relatively new band on the music scene features rockin' instrumentation with a dynamite lead lady vocalist.  Rock covers and more from the '80's and on.
Food Truck - The Taco Bus

Friday, July 24, 2020, 6-9pm - Indian Summer Jars
Here is another band that has been playing on our front porch from the beginning of our summer concert series.  Their indie rock sound and terrific vocals are among our favorites.
Food Truck - Agin' Cajun

Friday, August 14, 2020, 6-9pm - Crossfire 3
This band features three female vocalists with wonderful harmonies and instrumentation.  You'll enjoy their mix of music from rock to folk and more.  
Food Truck - The Taco Bus

Friday, August 28, 2020, 6-9pm - Sean Hetrick and The Leftovers
All the way from Annapolis, MD, this alternative rock band draws influences from classic rock to modern indie and blues.
Food Truck - Waffle Works


Unwind Paddle Tour & Music on the River Series

This program will be offered each night during the summer when we have live music scheduled on our porch.  Shank’s Mare guides will lead you on a leisurely paddle tour along the shoreline suitable for those who have never kayaked before, or anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing paddle.  The fee will include your kayak rental, a one hour guided paddle tour, and of course, the live music on the porch at Shank’s Mare.  On-site food service is available from a unique food truck scheduled for each Friday Nite Unwind.  What a great way to spend a summer evening at the river!  Bring chairs, blankets, etc. and BYOB welcome.  Save $10 on the fee if you have your own kayak.  Pre-registration is required for this program, and you can do so by clicking on the program title link.

Friday, June 12, 2020 -  6-9pm - The J. C. Fisher Band & The Taco Bus - CANCELLED
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 6-9pm - Boothill Getaway & Kilted Griller Food Truck - CANCELLED
Friday, July 10, 2020 -  6-9pm - Plain Jane & The Taco Bus
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 6-9pm - Indian Summer Jars & Agin' Cajun Food Truck
Friday, August 14, 2020 -  6-9pm - Crossfire 3 & The Taco Bus
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 6-9pm - Sean Hetrick and the Leftovers & Waffle Works Food Truck

Tour Fee – including guided tour, kayak rental, & live music - $29/Person 
$10 off if you have your own kayak.  Reservations Required.