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Love Musical Discovery on the Radio? Then get ready for even more with Live Music with WHCP!

We have the most fantastic music events planned to celebrate our Anniversary! Get ready because it’s going to be amazing

If YOU or YOUR BUSINESS would like to become a sponsor for our upcoming music series, please contact us today! Email and note in the subject line, Music Series Sponsor. We THANK YOU in advance for supporting LIVE & LOCAL!! <3

Mark your calendars and get ready for the start of WHCP’s Live Music Events! Our music series are presented as a part of our on going commitment to bringing live music to the area and support local musicians too. These events are also fund raisers to assist in our operating costs and to cover the costs of the events.

Get your tickets to the WHCP Music Festival! Click the button below to buy now, or keep reading for all of the event details!

Join us Saturday July 27th at the OCC from 2pm to 9pm.

Get your tickets by completing the below. Check in at the Will Call window

We are celebrating not only 1 year of being at our 14,000 watt frequency on 91.7, we are also celebrating our 8th year of being the Mid-Shore’s source for genuine community radio!

To celebrate, and to continue our Spring membership drive initiative, we are planning an all day event full of fun and fund raising!

Want to learn more about why we’re fundraising? After you buy tickets, click here to read more about why WHCP is not like a typical radio station, and why your support matters.

The Lineup:

  • Heartside with Sam Pugh
  • Steve Lowe & The Lowe Downs
  • Daphne Eckman
  • Black Dog Alley

VIP tickets: $100 includes Preferred VIP Section plus included Food & Beverages (Advance ticket sales only through 7/22/24)

General Admission Tickets: $60 in advance $75 day of and at the door

Food & Beverages available for sale. Proof of ID required.

Box lunches will be available throughout the day provided by Chesapeake Culinary Catering & Events and “Dinner” from Hot Off The Coals, in addition to beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale (cash or card) to General Admission ticket holders. VIP Experience ticket holders will receive two (2) food coupons and four (4) drink coupons per ticket.

We will also be taking orders for WHCP Merchandise at the will call table!

Come together at the Oxford Community Center to support Local Radio and Live Music! We look forward to a great evening, and hope you will join us!

This event is a fundraiser for WHCP Community Radio, a registered 501c3 organization. If you would like to be a WHCP Music Series Sponsor, please contact right away! We have several upcoming concerts planned, and your sponsorship of these events gives your business incomparable visibility! Don’t delay, limited opportunities remain!

Want to learn more about our lineup? Read on!

Black Dog Alley

Black Dog Alley’s YouTube Channel

Easton-based Black Dog Alley is on a mission to move, groove, and rock your very soul! And with a track record of entertaining audiences across Delmarva and Pennsylvania with hundreds of live performances, they know just how to do it!

Their style draws from influences as varied as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, ZZ Top, and Sublime, so their eclectic set list ranges from classic jam rock and rhythm and blues, to funk and reggae-tinged grooves.

Coming off an album release in 2023 “Blue Mood” all original funk and blues album the  goal is the same this year!  These guys have been grinding, feel good about 2024 andwhat the future holds.  If you’re looking for a home-grown blend of classic and original material, Black Dog Alley will not disappoint.

Daphne Eckman

Daphne Eckman’s YouTube Channel

Daphne Eckman recently was designated a “Top Shelf” finalist in this year’s NPR Tiny Desk contest. Out of 7,000 entries, hers was one just of just 45 to make it to the finals! Daphne Eckman’s music will compel you to laugh, sing, scream, dance and maybe even shed a tear (in fact, she even encourages it!). The Annapolis, MD-based indie folk singer-songwriter creates an unapologetic space for catharsis.

Eckman’s five piece band devotes everything to emotion, drawing influences of Joni Mitchell, Phoebe Bridgers, Adrienne Lenker, and Radiohead through the filters of chamber pop, indie rock, 70’s soul, and pop-punk.

Eckman has opened for Nancy Wilson of Heart, Bailen, Deb Talen of The Weepies, and Vanessa Carlton. Eckman’s debut album “where you left me”, releasing January 2024, highlights her relationships and quest for autonomy in her early 20’s, with singles “iris”, “Ghost”, and “Jackson Pollock” already published and paving the way. Eckman’s vulnerability compels the listener’s, leaving a mark healed only by hearing her again: once your tears dry.

Steve Lowe and the Lowe Downs

Steve Lowe and the Lowe Downs YouTube Channel

Country band Steve Lowe and the Lowe Downs features Steve Lowe, well-known St. Michaels based singer/songwriter and recording artist on guitar and vocals. Steve writes well-crafted songs of introspection, hope and joy. Joining Steve are highly skilled musicians Chris Levey bassist extraordinaire from Easton, Dave Moore on banjo, guitar, vocals and Mark Gadson, St. Michaels based music producer and recording artist on
drums and percussion. The group concentrates on songs from the Americana genre and will be performing many of Steve’s original songs, including some from his latest EP, “When The Morning Comes”

Heartside, featuring Sam Pugh

Heartside’s YouTube Channel

You’ve enjoyed Cambridge based musician Sam Pugh solo, but just wait until you see him perform with his band Heartside! Sam has an angelic voice and has accompanied many other musicians, like Kentavius Jones and Daphne Eckman, on stage. Sam writes highly personal songs about his journey from childhood to adulthood. Together with his band, Heartside will blow you away. Sam is a talented, heartfelt songwriter and
will share songs from Heartside’s new EP called Somewhere In Between as well as other crowd favorites.


Join us at the Avalon Theatre Friday Aug. 2nd for Shemekia Copeland! Get your tickets now! (Don’t wait, each year Shemekia performs at the Avalon, it is a sold out show!)

Shemekia Copeland at the Avalon Theatre Aug 2nd, 2024

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WHCP Radio (91.7 FM) is excited to bring the Reigning Queen of the Blues – six-time Grammy Nominated, multiple Blues Music Association winner – Shemekia Copeland to the Avalon Theatre on Saturday August 2nd in an anniversary fundraiser for the Mid-Shore’s only Community Radio station! Her last performance at the Avalon was SOLD OUT!

Shemekia is a powerhouse performer, who possesses one of the most instantly recognizable and deeply soulful roots music voices of our time, and has performed thousands of gigs at clubs, festivals and concert halls all over the world, and in films, on national television, NPR, and has been the subject of major feature stories in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and internet publications. She is beloved worldwide for the fearlessness, honesty and humor of her revelatory music, as well as for delivering each song with unmatched passion. Shemekia sings with “punchy defiance and potent conviction.” “Shemekia Copeland is the greatest blues singer of her generation.” – The Washington Post

Winner of the 2021 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year, Copeland connects with her audience on an intensely personal level, taking them with her on what The Wall Street Journal calls “a consequential ride” of “bold and timely blues.”

Shemekia Copeland is presented thanks to WHCP’s Blues dynamo Dr. Donna, host of the weekly “Lady Spins the Blues”. This event is the culmination of a week-long anniversary celebration of WHCP’s sign-on bringing Music Discovery and NPR as the only Local Community Radio station serving the Mid-Shore of Maryland.

Doors will open at 7 p.m., for a reception to meet some of the WHCP on-air and behind the scenes staff.

Upcoming WHCP Events:

Sat. July 27th: WHCP Music Fest at OCC
Fri. Aug. 2nd: Shemekia Copeland at Avalon
Fri. Sept. 20th: Selwyn Brichwood at DCA
Sat. Oct. 19th: Josh Cristina at Vintage Venue
Fri. Oct. 25: Chris & Grayson English at Richardson Maritime Museum

Also! WHCP Ribbon Cutting and Open House party coming this Fall! Stay tuned for more to come!

Interested in getting high visibility, aligning with quality events, and becoming a supporting business of WHCP? We currently have a few WHCP Music Series sponsorships still available that offer all of that and a bag of chips too! Contact for the details!

Enjoy these images from past WHCP LIVE & LOCAL MUSIC EVENTS, and be sure to get ready for more coming soon!