Joe Performs Solo:

(all) WEDNESDAYS and (most) SUNDAYS
Joe performs solo piano at the "piano bar" (piano room) at JR's Past Time Pub, Chestertown MD
SUNDAYS: 5-7pm thru 5/24. 6-8pm from 5/31
Joe shares Sundays with Philip Dutton
Philip plays 4/19, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7
Joe plays all other Sundays (note: will be dark on Easter Sunday - 4/5).

Joe performs weekly.

(Piano bar schedule subject to change and dark dates. Double check this schedule or call 877-JOE-HOLT for recorded updates.)

FRIDAY 5/22: 6-9pm
Joe performs solo piano at The Inn at Worton Creek, Chestertown MD
Grand opening weekend for this new fine dining steakhouse/seafood restaurant. Joe plays solo piano in the dining room.

SATURDAY 5/30: 6-9pm
Joe performs solo piano at The Inn at Worton Creek, Chestertown MD
Joe begins an every other weekend schedule as house pianist for the Inn.

SATURDAY 6/13: 6-9pm
Joe performs solo piano at The Inn at Worton Creek, Chestertown MD
Waterfront dining, and Joe. Come on now!

SATURDAY 6/27: 6-9pm
Joe performs solo piano at The Inn at Worton Creek, Chestertown MD
Shhhh... don't tell anyone, but if you want to have a later dinner, and are still dining at 9pm, Joe just might keep on playing for you.

Joe Performs With:
Beth McDonald

SUNDAY 4/19/15: 6pm
Chestertown Church of the Nazarene, Chestertown, MD
Beth and Joe return to the "scene of the crime"; where Beth began performing publically, over a decade ago, when Joe was Worship Arts Director at the church. A homecoming concert, of sorts. More info here

SUNDAY 5/10/15: 10:45am
Melwood Church of the Nazarene, Upper Marlboro, MD
Beth and Joe present a concert: "From Broken to Redeemed", within the worship service. Includes selections from All Nature Sings, along with Beth's original contemporary/gospel originals.

SUNDAY 5/17/15: 11am
Parkville Church of the Nazarene, Parkville (Baltimore), MD
And then we do it again.

Joe Performs With:
The Mike McShane Trio

FRIDAY, SATURDAY 4/10-11/15: 7-10pm
The Cultured Pearl, Rehoboth Beach, DE
The Mike McShane Trio features Paul Midiri this weekend.
Mike - drums, Paul - vibes, Joe - keys

FRIDAY, SATURDAY  5/23-24/15: time tba
The Cultured Pearl, Rehoboth Beach, DE
The Mike McShane Trio features Paul Midiri for Memorial Day weekend.
Mike - drums, Paul - vibes, Joe - keys

Joe Performs With:
Shore Jazz

FRIDAY 5/8/14: 7-10pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes DE
Our monthly spot (sort of - we skipped April): John Ewart - reeds, Mike McShane - drums, Joe - keys. Reservations recommended.

FRIDAY 6/12/14: 7-10pm
Jerry's Seafood, Lewes DE
Always a fun evening.  John Ewart - reeds, Mike McShane - drums, Joe - keys

Special Events:

MONDAY 4/13: 2:30pm(workshops), 7:30pm(concert)
Washington College Jazz Workshops and Concert - held at the Mainstay
Honored to be a part of this. Best way to tell you about it is to share the description from the Mainstay website:
The Mainstay and the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust have sponsored jazz workshops for Washington College and Kent County High School students for several years. Under the leadership of Joe McCarthy, the Grammy winning drummer (with Afro Bop Alliance), lecturer and instructor in jazz at Washington College, this year’s Washington College jazz workshops will take place on the Mainstay stage. The workshops will start at 2:30 in the afternoon and feature jazz luminaries such as Sue Matthews, vocals, Joe Holt, piano, Joe McCarthy, drums, Pete BarenBregge, reeds, Max Murray, bass and Donato Soviero, guitar working with the Washington College students. The public is invited to come to the Mainstay and be the audience for these jazz performance workshops. Following a full afternoon of workshops, the instructors and students will reconvene for a concert at 7:30 Monday evening. The concert will feature the Washington College Jazz Ensemble, an ensemble of the professionals who were the workshop instructors and a combined group. Admission for the entire day and evening is free. Attend both or just the afternoon or evening sessions. Dinner will be on your own.

THUSRDAY 5/28: 7pm

Side Car Dog Show Benefit concert, Garfield Center for the Arts, Chestertown, MD
To somewhat answer the question of what has Joe gotten himself in to now? From the Garfield website:
"In 2008 Van Albert set off with his baseball-themed motorcycle sidecar, a handful of dog songs, and his black lab Bo on a journey to make a difference. 40,000 miles and 18 months later the effort ended with the passing of Van’s companion animal due to a long battle with a tick-borne disease. Now, seven years later, he’s ready to try again with Bo’s successor, a black Lab named Miss B. This show kicks off the Sidecar Dog Tour 2015 to promote the Get’ Em Fixed project. Where it will lead, no one knows ­– but with 2.4 million animals euthanized each year in this country’s animal care institutions, it’s worth another try."
Join us. It'll be fun.

Other events take place. Contact Joe for info on any performance not listed here.