Common Ground on the Town

Common Ground on the Hill music in downtown Westminster!


Come to downtown Westminster to enjoy live music! No admission charge. Plenty of free parking in two downtown parking garages.

Masking is encouraged by not required.


Carroll Arts Center

91 W. Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

Jazz & Wine with Harry Orlove beginning at 6 PM

Concert with True North beginning at 7:30 PM

Tickets $25/$28 HERE.

The music of Americana-bluegrass quartet Kristen Grainger & True North resonates deeply with audiences listening for well-crafted songs, skillful instrumentation, and beautiful vocals.

Fronted by award-winning song crafter Kristen Grainger, the powerhouse string band includes Dan Wetzel, guitar and octave mandolin; Martin Stevens, mandolin, octave mandolin, and fiddle; Josh Adkins, bass – and everybody sings.

The band showcased at SXSW in 2022 on the USA Songwriting stage, and Kristen continues to earn national recognition for her songwriting, most recently taking first place in Common Ground on the Hill’s Acoustic Roots songwriting contest, and by Hope Rises II, a tribute to excellence in social change songwriting curated by Noel “Paul” Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary.

Kristen was named, alongside Brandi Carlile and Dolly Parton, one of the Women Who Wrote Our 2020 Soundtrack by The Bluegrass Situation.


Something For Everyone

Schedule a week or two, or three! Or, just sprinkle some classes in between other commitments.

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