Resort Convention Center’s Next Expansion Project To Begin

OCEAN CITY – Construction is returning to the Roland. E Powell Convention Center once again with the second phase of the facility’s expansion taking off this week, resulting eventually in a new performing arts auditorium.
On Monday evening, Mayor Rick Meehan announced last Wednesday he and City Engineer Terry McGean went to Annapolis to meet with the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) in front of the Board of Public Works, gaining approval for Whiting-Turner of Baltimore to be the construction manager of the expansion of the convention center as well as the approval of sub-contractors involved with the project.
“Everything is moving in the right direction,” Mayor Rick Meehan said.
Phase II will feature a 1,200-seat performing arts auditorium, which will replace the convention center’s existing stage, the first-floor exhibit hall and a portion of the second-floor ballroom. It will include two tiers of fixed seating and city officials maintain it will attract major shows, concerts, plays and other performances.
Phase II is a $14 million project with MSA funding $5.7 million and the Town of Ocean City funding $8.3 million, which will be covered in the 2013 bond issue.
On Wednesday, City Engineer Terry McGean said Whiting-Turner is mobilizing this week to begin the project, which is estimated to be completed in 14 months with the new auditorium opening in February of 2015.
In a couple weeks, major construction will begin as the most eastern portion of the second-floor ballroom will be split off with the construction of a dividing wall to create the auditorium on the first floor into a two-story space.
“We have to do that when there are no events scheduled in the ballroom and that window of opportunity starts on Oct. 20,” McGean said.
Once the dividing wall is up, the next big step will be foundation work on the lower level, followed by the demolishing of columns and removing the first-floor ceiling/second-story floor.
In January of this year, the town celebrated the completion of the expansion’s first phase, revealing the new bay front ballroom and Trimper Dockside Exhibit Hall.
The new ballroom is on the building’s second floor with its entire back wall covered in floor-to-ceiling windows as it faces the bay. Trimper Dockside Exhibit Hall is directly below the ballroom on the first floor.

Who’s Playing When And Where

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28th Street
410-289-2020 • 28th St. & Coastal Hwy.
Friday, Sept. 13: Pompous Pie
Saturday, Sept. 14: Olds Cool
Sunday, Sept. 15: DJ CK
Every Thursday: DJ Dance Party

45th Street Taphouse
443-664-2201 • 45th St. & Coastal Hwy.
Taphouse Deck:
Friday, Sept. 13: Side Project
Saturday, Sept. 14: Lovin’ Cup
Sunday, Sept. 15: Zion Reggae Band
Monday, Sept. 16: Ward Ewing
Tuesday, Sept. 17: Aaron Howell
Wednesday, Sept. 18: Tim & The Animal
Thursday, Sept. 19: Pat Wise
Bayside:
Friday, Sept. 12: Poverty Ridge Band
Saturday, Sept. 13: Dr. Harmonica & Rockett 88

Adolfo’s
410-289-4001 • 13th St. & The Boardwalk, In The Beach Plaza Hotel
Friday, Sept. 13 & Saturday, Sept. 14:
Rhonda Apple & Dale Britt

Atlantic Hotel
410-641-3589 • 2 North Main St., Berlin
Every Monday: Earl Beardsley

Brothers Bistro & bar
443-664-6763 • 12th St. & The Boardwalk, In The Howard Johnson
Every Friday: Karaoke Band “Only Better”, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Buxy’s Salty Dog
410-289-0973 • 28th St. & Coastal Hwy.
Friday, Sept. 13: Galaxy Collective
Saturday, Sept. 14: DJ BK
Every Sunday: NFL Football
Monday, Sept. 16: Steelers vs. Bengals

Captain’s Galley Dock Bar
410-213-2525
Located On The Commercial Harbor
Friday, Sept. 13: Lauren Glick
Saturday, Sept. 14: Ricky LaRicci
Sunday, Sept. 15: Pat O’Brennan
Wednesday, Sept. 18: Joe Smooth

Captain’s table
410-289-7192 • Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Friday, Sept. 13: Everett Spells
Every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday: Phil Perdue on Piano

Caribbean Bar & Grill
410-289-0837
Just Off The Boards On 2nd Street
Friday, Sept. 13:
Witches Brew; Naked Nation
Saturday, Sept. 14: Davis Holiday Band; Petting Hendrix
Thursday, Sept. 19: Dave Sherman; 2 Much Stuff with Joe Smooth

Clarion Hotel
410-524-3535• 10100 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean Club:
Friday, Sept. 13 & Saturday, Sept. 14: Power Play
Monday, Sept. 15-Thursday, Sept. 19:
Power Play

Coconuts beach bar & grill
410-289-6846
Oceanfront At The Castle In The Sand Hotel, 37th-38th St.
Friday, Sept. 13: John LaMere, 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14:
Kevin Poole & Joe Mama, noon-4 p.m.; Full Circle, 5-9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15: Lauren Glick & The Moodswingers, 4-8 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19: Kevin Poole & Joe Mama, 4-8 p.m.

de lazy lizard
410-289-1122• 1st St. & de Bay
Friday, Sept. 13: Shawn Owen, 2-6 p.m.; Bottled In America, 6-10 p.m.;
CK the DJ, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: Three Sheets, 2-6 p.m.; Mid-Life Crisis, 6-10 p.m.; CK the DJ, 10 p.m.

Fager’s Island
410-524-5500 • 60th St. in the Bay
Outside, Enclosed Deck:
Friday, Sept. 13: Kevin Poole, 5 p.m.;
DJ Hook, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: Opposite Directions, 5 p.m.; DJ Groove, 9 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 16:
Deck Party with Kevin Poole Band, 5 p.m.;
DJ Robcee, 10 p.m.
Inside:
Friday, Sept. 13:
Musician Impossible, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: Animal House, 10 p.m.
Every Sunday: Jazz Brunch with
Everett Spells Project, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 16: TBA

Globe, The
410-641-0784 • 12 Broad St., Berlin
Friday, Sept. 13: Lower Case Blues p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: Spontaneous Jazz Trio
Sunday, Sept. 15: Mike Armstrong, 10 a.m.

Greene Turtle North
410-723-2120 • 11601 Coastal Hwy.
Every Friday: JJ the DJ
Every Saturday: DJ Wood
Every Sunday: DJ Siren
Every Monday: DJ Jeremy
Every Wednesday: DJ Wax

Greene Turtle West
410-213-1500
Rte. 611, West Ocean City
Friday, Sept. 13: DJ Wood
Saturday, Sept. 14:
Kaleb Brown Band

Hooters
410-213-1841 • 12513 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City
Friday, Sept. 13: TBA
Saturday, Sept. 14: Aaron Howell Band
Wednesday, Sept. 18: Old School

j/r’s
410-250-3100 • 131st St. & Coastal Hwy.
Friday, Sept. 13:
Howard on the Piano, 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: Balitmore Bob, 6 p.m.

jive wine & martini bar
410-524-1111 • 83rd Street, Bayfront
Friday, Sept. 13: Bryan Clark
Saturday, Sept. 14: Old School

johnny’s pizza & pub
410-723-5600
56th St. & Coastal Hwy., Bayside
Friday, Sept. 13: Eddie
Saturday, Sept. 14: Lauren Glick & The Moodswingers

la Hacienda
410-208-138311033 Nicholas Lane, Ocean Pines
Friday, Sept. 13: Michael Smith
Saturday, Sept. 14: Ryan Jackson
Every Thursday: Kaleb Brown

M.R. Ducks
410-289-9125 • 311 Talbot St.
Friday, Sept. 13: Dockta D & The Infirmary
Saturday, Sept. 14: Pepper Street
Sunday, Sept. 15:
Dr. Harmonica & Rockett 88
Wednesday, Sept. 18: DJ Batman
Thursday, Sept. 19: Nate Clendenen

peppers Tavern
410-289-8444
16th St. & The Boardwalk
Call For Entertainment

Pour House, The
410-289-POUR • Corner Of Baltimore Ave. & Wicomico St.
Friday, Sept. 13: DJ Moonshine, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: DJ Styler
Sunday, Sept. 15: DJ Styler, 10 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19: DJ Skip Dixxon

Purple Moose Saloon
410-289-6953 • On The Boards,
Between Talbot & Caroline Streets
Friday, Sept. 13 & Saturday, Sept. 14:
Surreal

Seacrets
410-524-4900 • 49th St. & Coastal Hwy.
Friday, Sept. 13: Jim Long Band, Jah Works, Live Wire-AC/DC Tribute & DJs
Saturday, Sept. 14: Jim Long Band, Jah Works, Steal The Sky & DJs
Sunday, Sept. 15: Full Circle, TBA & DJs
Wednesday, Sept. 18: Lunasea Party & DJs

Shenanigan’s
410-289-7181
4th Street & The Boardwalk
Friday, Sept. 13 & Saturday, Sept. 14: Raymond Coleman

Smitty McGee’s
302-436-4716
Rte. 54, West Fenwick Ireland
Every Friday: Randy Lee Ashcraft
& The Saltwater Cowboys
Saturday, Sept. 14: Bo Dickerson Band
Every Thursday: Randy Lee Ashcraft

Who’s Playing When And Where

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28th Street Pit and Pub
410-289-2020 • 28th St. & Coastal Hwy.
Every Thursday: DJ Dance Party

45th Street Taphouse
443-664-2201 • 45th St. & Coastal Hwy.
Friday, Sept. 6: Lovin’ Cup
Saturday, Sept. 7: Pompous Pie
Sunday, Sept. 8: Pat Wise
Monday, Sept. 9: Alex & Shiloh
Tuesday, Sept. 10: Monkee Paw
Wednesday, Sept. 11: Tim & The Animal
Thursday, Sept. 12: Johnny Mojo
Bayside:
Friday, Sept. 6: Side Project
Saturday, Sept. 7: The Moodswingers

Adolfo’s
410-289-4001 • 13th St. & The Boardwalk, In The Beach Plaza Hotel
Friday, Sept. 6 & Saturday, Sept. 7:
Rhonda Apple & Dale Britt

Atlantic Hotel
410-641-3589 • 2 North Main St., Berlin
Every Monday: Earl Beardsley

Brothers Bistro & bar
443-664-6763 • 12th St. & The Boardwalk, In The Howard Johnson
Every Friday: Karaoke Band “Only Better”, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Buxy’s Salty Dog
410-289-0973 • 28th St. & Coastal Hwy.
Friday, Sept. 6: Eastern Electric
Saturday, Sept. 7: Lovin’ Cup

Captain’s Galley Dock Bar
410-213-2525
Located On The Commercial Harbor
Friday, Sept. 6: TBA
Saturday, Sept. 7: Ricky LaRicci
Sunday, Sept. 8: Pat O’Brennan
Wednesday, Sept. 11: Joe Smooth

Captain’s table
410-289-7192 • Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 15th St. & Baltimore Ave.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: Phil Perdue on Piano

Caribbean Bar & Grill
410-289-0837
Just Off The Boards On 2nd Street
Friday, Sept. 6: Pompous Pie
Saturday, Sept. 7: The Colliders; Davis Holiday
Thursday, Sept. 12: Dave Sherman; 2 Much Stuff with Joe Smooth

Clarion Hotel
410-524-3535• 10100 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean Club:
Friday, Sept. 6-Sunday, Sept. 8:
On The Edge
Monday, Sept. 9-Thursday, Sept. 12:
Power Play

Coconuts beach bar & grill
410-289-6846
Oceanfront At The Castle In The Sand Hotel, 37th-38th St.
Friday, Sept. 6: John LaMere, 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7:
Kevin Poole & Joe Mama, noon-4 p.m.; Kaleb Brown Band, 5-9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 8: Old School, 4-8 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 9: Michael Tracey White Day with Randy Lee & Friends, 2-6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12: Monkee Paw, 4-8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13: John LaMere, 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: Kevin Poole & Joe Mama, noon-4 p.m.; Full Circle, 5-9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15: Lauren Glick & The Moodswingers, 4-8 p.m.

de lazy lizard
410-289-1122• 1st St. & de Bay
Friday, Sept. 6: Willow Brooke, 2-6 p.m.; Ray Marchman, 6-10 p.m.; CK the DJ, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7: Ryan Jackson, 2-6 p.m.; Ray Marchman, 6-10 p.m.; CK the DJ, 10 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12:
Tim & The Animal, 6 p.m.

Fager’s Island
410-524-5500 • 60th St. in the Bay
Outside, Enclosed Deck:
Friday, Sept. 6: Kevin Poole, 5 p.m.;
DJ Hook, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7: Colossal Fossil Sauce, 5 p.m.; DJ Groove, 9 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 9: Deck Party with Opposite Directions, 5 p.m.; DJ Robcee, 10 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12: DJ Groove, 9 p.m.
Inside:
Friday, Sept. 6: Mayday Mayday, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7: Scott’s New Band, 10 p.m.
Every Sunday: Jazz Brunch with
Everett Spells Project, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 9: Alter Ego Band
Globe, The
410-641-0784 • 12 Broad St., Berlin
Friday, Sept. 6: Lauren Glick Duo, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7: The Larks
Sunday, Sept. 8: Patrick McAllorum, 10 a.m.

Greene Turtle North
410-723-2120 • 11601 Coastal Hwy.
Every Friday: JJ the DJ
Every Saturday: DJ Wood
Every Sunday: DJ Siren
Every Monday: DJ Jeremy
Every Wednesday: DJ Wax
Thursday, Sept. 12: DJ Wood

Greene Turtle West
410-213-1500
Rte. 611, West Ocean City
Friday, Sept. 6: DJ Wood
Saturday, Sept. 7:
Dr. Harmonica & Rockett 88
Thursday, Sept. 12:TBA

Hooters
410-213-1841 • 12513 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City
Friday, Sept. 6: 2 Much Stuff w/Joe Smooth
Saturday, Sept. 7: TBA
Wednesday, Sept. 11:Loud Love

j/r’s
410-250-3100 • 131st St. & Coastal Hwy.
Friday, Sept. 6: Bob Hughes, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7: Balitmore Bob, 6 p.m.

jive wine & martini bar
410-524-1111 • 83rd Street, Bayfront
Friday, Sept. 6: Coletta Renee
Saturday, Sept. 7: Raucous Brothers

johnny’s pizza & pub
410-723-5600
56th St. & Coastal Hwy., Bayside
Friday, Sept. 6: Tear The Roof Off
Saturday, Sept. 7: Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys

la Hacienda
410-208-138311033 Nicholas Lane, Ocean Pines
Friday, Sept. 6: Michael Smith
Saturday, Sept. 7: Patrick Wise
Every Thursday: Kaleb Brown

M.R. Ducks
410-289-9125 • 311 Talbot St.
Friday, Sept. 6: Aaron Howell Trio
Saturday, Sept. 7: King’s Ransom
Sunday, Sept. 8:
Bird Dog & The Road Kings
Wednesday, Sept. 11: DJ Batman
Thursday, Sept. 12: Tranzfusion

peppers Tavern
410-289-8444
16th St. & The Boardwalk
Call For Entertainment

Pour House, The
410-289-POUR • Corner Of Baltimore Ave. & Wicomico St.
Friday, Sept. 6: DJ Moonshine, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7: The Runner Ups
Sunday, Sept. 8: DJ Styler, 10 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12: DJ Skip Dixxon

Purple Moose Saloon
410-289-6953 • On The Boards,
Between Talbot & Caroline Streets
Friday, Sept. 6 & Saturday, Sept. 7:
Outbreak
Monday, Sept. 9 & Tuesday, Sept. 10:
Great Train Robbery
Wednesday, Sept. 11: High Voltage, AC/DC Tribute Band

Seacrets
410-524-4900 • 49th St. & Coastal Hwy.
Friday, Sept. 6: Jim Long Band, 9 Mile Roots, Crushing Day  & DJs
Saturday, Sept. 7: Jim Long Band, 9 Mile Roots, Thrill & DJs
Sunday, Sept. 8: Full Circle, Nature’s Child & DJs
Monday, Sept. 9: Nature’s Child & DJs
Wednesday, Sept. 11: The Artimus Pyle Band-The Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band & DJs
Thursday, Sept. 12: Jim Long Band, 7 Bridges-Eagles Tribute Band

Shenanigan’s
410-289-7181
4th Street & The Boardwalk
Friday, Sept. 6 & Saturday, Sept. 7: Marty McKernan

Smitty McGee’s
302-436-4716
Rte. 54, West Fenwick Ireland
Every Friday: Randy Lee Ashcraft
& The Saltwater Cowboys
Every Thursday: Randy Lee Ashcraft