What: 2023 Hooley - The Official Parade Kick-Off Party
When: Friday, March 3, 2023 from 5-10pm
Where: Susan B. Campbell Park at Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis, MD
Tickets: The last Hooley table was sold on Thursday 1/19/23 and the last Standing Room Only was sold last week. We're full!
Thank you for your continued support and interest in the Party Of The Year!!
The 8th Annual St. Patrick's Hooley is also known as the official Irish Parade Kick-Off Party. This evening event honors our Grand Marshals both past and present. It is also a chance to enjoy great live Irish music, traditional & delicious Irish fare, an open bar with specialty cocktails, and to celebrate all that is Irish with family & friends. Tickets from last year’s postponed Hooley will be honored at this year’s event.
Instrumental crossover string quartet “Spinphony” is breaking down barriers between classical, rock, and pop music. Mixing and mashing catchy melodies into unique arrangements such as "Bach in Black" and "Don't Stop Beethoven", Spinphony is more like a rock band than a string quartet with added choreography and beats. The four stunning ladies who often get mistaken for sisters, are winning over audiences with their creative and high energy performances nationwide.
Dublin 5 has taken the Celtic music scene by storm thanks to an eclectic mix of traditional roots and blazing instrumentals with an amped up rock twist. Dublin 5 has performed at The Milwaukee Irish Festival, The Syracuse Irish Festival, The Oshkosh Irish Festival, The Maryland Irish Festival, The Celtic Classic, The Celtic Fling, The Dayton Ohio Irish Festival, The Annapolis Irish Festival,The Maryland Renaissance Festival, FEDEX Field, Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, Raven’s Stadium, USNA Stadium and Shamrock Fest Washington, D.C.
The Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes & Drums was formed in 1985 to promote the highest standards in both traditional and contemporary bagpipe and drum ensemble performance. Since then, the band has regularly participated in parades, concerts, and pipe band competitions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
The band wears the Ancient MacDonald tartan coupled with blue police shirts, black tie, and black waist-cropped naval mess jackets, in honor of the naval heritage of Annapolis.
The Naptown Brass Band is a New Orleans style street band that is taking Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington by storm with their riotous renderings of old favorites and modern hits, all with the solid beat of pure, unadulterated fun. They blast out high energy grooves for dancing in the street or wherever you are. They are dedicated to exposing more of the world to the great tradition of brass bands and second line beats.