Community Affairs


The Community Affairs office is responsible for several city events, like:

About Imagine Hagerstown

Imagine Hagerstown takes place over four weekends in June. The 2019 dates are June 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29. A variety of music, arts, and other cultural happenings will take place in University Plaza and along the Cultural Trail on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons. The full schedule will be revealed soon, but you can save the dates now! Every weekend will offer something different, fun, interesting, and family-friendly.

As more information becomes available about Imagine Hagerstown, it will be posted here as well as to the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Facebook page.

Call for Bands

The City recently had a call for bands/musicians for Imagine Hagerstown. While the call deadline has already rolled around for this year, you are always welcome to send us a submission form for consideration – if not for this year, then next. We also share submission information with other City departments who hire musicians. We accept submissions from musicians from any and all genres. 

The complete call and submission form can be downloaded here.

About the Western Maryland Blues Fest

The Western Maryland Blues Fest had a successful 23-year long run. It is now evolving into a larger signature music and arts event that will fully debut in 2020, coinciding with the conclusion of Hagerstown’s Urban Improvement Project (UIP), an 18-month construction project consisting of enhancements to portions of downtown that will expand art, events, and education venues.

While there will be music/arts programming in 2019, it will not be solely Blues music.