2018 Concert Schedule

6-8 PM Catonsville High School Steel Band

When Spirit Meets Steel

Catonsville High School Steel Band was founded in 1991 and, for 7 years, was the only school steel drum program in the state of Maryland. From a four-piece ensemble, the band has grown to its present size and has a reputation for being one of the most respectable clubs at Catonsville High School! The repertoire of the band covers many different styles, from classical to jazz and rock.

Catonsville HIgh School Band
6-8 pm The Big Package

Energetic Soul, Funk and Dance Music

Big Package is a 10-piece band out of Wilmington, Delaware. With 5 tightly wrapped horns, a rhythm section that just doesn't quit, and the exceptional lead vocalist Steve Miller, Big Package hits you hard with high energy funk and dangerous dance music. A must see and a
guaranteed crowd pl easer; don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Big Package Band
6-8 PM The Crawdaddies

Cajun/Zydeco/ Blues Mixed with Roots American

A band founded in 1995, The Crawdaddies have a sound that is unquestionably their own!  Each road-seasoned member hosts an impressive and diverse musical/performance resume.   Consummate headliners, the eclectic, good-time spirit of their set has allowed them to share the stage with a wide range of artists.  Join us for a very unique sound and high energy live show!  

6-8 PM Flatland Drive Bluegrass

Bluegrass Music at Its Finest

Flatland Drive began in 2009 as a serious effort to blend traditional, hard-driving bluegrass with modern styling’s.  In their relatively short time together, the band has shared the stage with the likes of bluegrass giants such as The Seldom Scene, The Lonesome River Band, Dailey and Vincent, The Boxcars, and many other stellar bands in the world of bluegrass.  They have worked very hard to write, find, and sharpen a wide array of material that showcases the instrumental prowess of their players and the respected harmonic talents of their vocalists. 

Flatland jam session
6-8 PM Sons of Pirates

Hot Summer Sounds: The Beach and Buffett

Since 1998, audiences from all over the Mid Atlantic have been enjoying the hot summer sounds of Sons of Pirates. Sometimes billed as a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, SOP is much more, playing the beach music of Buffett, Marley, Zac Brown and splashing in classic hits from Eagles, James Taylor and Barenaked Ladies, as well as many more.  SOP thrives on it’s audiences participation in the show. Every show is like a party at the beach.  Even on a cold winter day, SOP can make you feel like you are drinking margaritas at the beach; don’t miss them!

Sons of Pirates
6-8 PM Foreplay

Harmony Driven Rock Music of the 70's

Foreplay is a 70’s rock explosion!  Named after the iconic instrumental piece to Boston’s Foreplay/Longtime, Foreplay delivers the eclectic energy of this era.  By channeling their passion for the guitar and harmony driven rock music of the 70’s – in a concert-style performance – they’ll have you rockin’ and reminiscing.  But don’t take their word for it; come experience it for yourself! 

Foreplay band
6-8 PM Josh Christina Band

Early Rock ‘n Roll and Jerry Lee Lewis Piano

The infectious sound of modern Rockabilly artist Josh Christina hit the international airwaves on Ireland's Late Late Show in September of 2016.  Not only did it place his music upon the world stage, but also introduced this amazing style and sound to a new generation of music fans, followers and believers.  Josh spent the past 15 years honing his sound - a combination of the country, classic rock, big band and rockabilly he was raised on. And while most artists find the pressures of today's music scene to look and sound a certain way daunting, he continues to find success in both Baltimore, Nashville and beyond by doing what he does best - being himself.  Josh Christina is today's Rockabilly artist paving the way for a new generation of fans.

Josh Christina
6-8 PM Annapolis Bluegrass

Contemporary & Traditional Bluegrass

The Annapolis bluegrass coalition is the premier bluegrass band in the Annapolis, Maryland area.  With the traditional combination of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass fiddle, they offer traditional and contemporary compositions laced with three part harmonies and bluesy solos.  Their music has been described as ‘bluegrass fireworks.’  Rarely do you see artists that enjoy what they do as much as the Annapolis bluegrass coalition.  Their warmth and interaction with the audience makes you feel as if they are playing just for you, and that's exactly what they are doing. 

Annapolis Bluegrass playing outdoors
6-8 PM Carey Ziegler's Expensive Hobby

Rare Classic Rock     

Carey Ziegler's Expensive Hobby began in Reisterstown in 1998 and disbanded in 2008 with no intention of reforming.  In 2011, with the advent of social media, a friend of the band, Mikey Pacman, established a fan site on Facebook, and, to Ziegler’s surprise, a huge roster of fans and friends quickly joined up. It should be noted that, at this time, there was no band!  The group is currently playing cover material, which ranges from AC/DC to Zappa, including The Beatles, Chicago, Crosby Stills & Nash, Alan Parsons, Steely Dan, Supertramp, Toto, Yes, and the list goes on.  In their set lists, there is something for everyone.

Carey and Kajun
6-8 PM A Classic Case

Classic Rock ‘n Roll, As you remember it

This band, formed in the spring of '03, has a lot of musical experience with this assemblage.  These guys are rockers; they just happen to love harmony. And what do they want? Just this....to preserve and perform classic rock and roll the way you want to hear it, using well balanced instrumentation and strong vocal harmonies, tempered with a sincere love for the music we all grew up with. So they invite you to sit back and relax, and enjoy! 

Classic Case
6-8 PM Bayside Big Band

Authentic 40’s Swing & Jazz Big Band

Bayside Big Band strives to maintain the big band sound by playing the music of famous big bands from the 1930's to the present day, the early traditional swing sounds of Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, the modern sounds of the Tonight Show Orchestra, and the neo-swing sounds of the Brian Setzer Orchestra.  Originally formed in 1982, they now consist of 17 professional and semi-professional musicians and vocalists. The band performs regularly throughout the Washington-Baltimore area

Bayside Big Band
6-8 PM Junkyard Saints

New Orleans Style Funk, Latin & Swing

Junkyard Saints is a DC/Baltimore-based seven-piece band with full horn section performing its own brand of New Orleans-style party music, blending funk, swing, Latin, R&B, with a splash of zydeco to round out the mix.  They have played at some of the most notable venues and festivals in the country including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Pier Six.  Come join us and party like it’s Mardi Gras!! 

Junkyard Saints
6-8 PM The Gigs

Variety of Old School Classic Rock

The Gigs have grown up with the music they play and have experienced, first hand, the impact these songs have on generations since they were first played on AM radio. There’s simply no substitute for the excitement of hearing your favorite songs played live, by a group that remembers them the way you do. If you experienced the 60’s and 70’s, you know what we’re talking about.  If you grew up in Baltimore, you knew about the Gigs!  They have a repertoire that instantly engages audiences, reminiscent of the concert days when huge crowds gathered every weekend to hear and be around the best bands in town; The Gigs were one of those groups.

The Gigs
6-8 PM Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys

Modern Honky-Tonk & Traditional Country

From Baltimore, MD to Central Texas, Arty Hill packs the bars and dance floors with his unique brand of modern Honky Tonk. He sings with an "'everyman' quality…reminiscent of Johnny Cash." (Vintage Guitar Magazine). His songs - marrying the soul of classic country with the wry storytelling of Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt - have been recorded by the Grammy-nominated Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, Alt-Country pioneers Jason & the Scorchers, Rockabilly Queen Bee Marti Brom, and Austin’s Texas Sapphires, among others. His recordings have topped the FAR (Freeform American Roots) chart, and his songs have appeared in two seasons of "Gun it with Bennie Spies" on the Sportsman Channel. His latest recording, "Live: Church on Saturday Night," is a shack-shaking 2015 live recording of Arty and his top notch band, the Long Gone Daddy’s

Arty Hill
6-8 PM Heart of Maryland Barbershop Chorus

4-part Harmony, Barbershop Style

The Heart of Maryland Chorus is the performing chorus of the Patapsco Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.   They formed in 1982 by a merger of the Catonsville and Columbia chapters.  Most of the members are close by in Catonsville, Ellicott City, Columbia, and Reisterstown.  The chorus performs in local events, including their annual show and the popular Lasagna and Barbershop Dinner.  In addition to local performances, the chorus competes at the division and district level within the Mid-Atlantic District of the Society, winning several championships over the years.

Heart of Maryland Chorus
6-8 PM Texas Chainsaw Horns

Powerful Horn-Driven Blues, Funk & Soul

The main focus of the band is the tight, five-piece horn section featuring trumpeter/arranger Tony Murtha, whose work has been featured on American Idol, the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Disney Channel, Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, Orange County Choppers, and  commercials for Subway and the Washington Nationals. With almost a dozen members, the band draws on a wide variety of influences, ranging from Ray Charles and James Brown, to ZZ Top and The Tower of Power.  The band members are from various musical backgrounds and have done everything from touring with Sting to performing for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have played at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, were invited to play at Princeton University and, for the past five years, have been the house band for The Nova Idol Competition at the Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria VA.  The horn section performs regularly, as part of their day jobs, for the President of the United States.

Texas Chainsaw Horns
6-8 PM Appaloosa

Classic Rock since 1971: This group “still kicks”

Appaloosa was formed in early 1971, with an original vision of a full vocal band with steady playing of songs during their performance, all the while pleasing the crowd with their party atmosphere. It’s a good chance they played your prom, school dance, CYO/Teen Center, social function, favorite night club, outdoor concert and maybe even some of the readers’ weddings over the years.  They take pride in continuing to provide a first rate performance and being a strong party/dance band. Their vision stays intact and this group still kicks!

6-8 PM Sly 45

Vintage Rock to Modern Pop

Sly 45 is the Mid-Atlantic’s living tribute to the swagger, style, and freshness of those early days when blues and jazz musicians were still figuring out what to call this new sound. From the blazing guitar licks, the come-to-daddy vocal styling’s, and the dance-hall rhythms your feet never forget, a night out with Sly 45 is all rock and roll ever promised to be – a little bit more volume and a whole lot more fun Formed in Baltimore, Maryland from a couple local guys who wanted to add the sound they loved to an already booming local jazz, blues, and pop scene, the gentlemen of Sly 45 set out to not only give new life to those forgotten hits, but also to breathe a little of that old-time energy into modern pop and classic tunes. If its stuck in your head, ringing in your ears, or that song you can’t quite remember the words to but always sing along anyway, odds are Sly 45 are playing it tonight!  http://sly45.cm/

Sly 45 band
6-8 PM Rock & Roll Relics

Oldies & Classic Rock: 50’s, 60’s, 70’s

The Rock & Roll Relics are one of the premier oldies musical acts in the Mid-Atlantic region.  They have performed at numerous nightclubs, restaurants, casinos, classic car events, festivals, high school reunions and civic and community events.  This talented group of musicians concentrates on reproducing the sounds of the songs we grew up with. With all four singing as well, they are able to produce a wide variety of styles from the sweet sound of street corner doo-wop, to the exciting '60s sounds of The Beatles, Beach Boys and Creedence Clearwater RevivalAuthentic in look and in sound, The Rock & Roll Relics will turn any event into an exciting, memorable and fun-filled occasion! http://www.rocknrollrelics.com/

Rock and Roll Relics
5-8 PM The Mahoney Brothers

Jukebox Heroes

Building on ten years as one of the premier Beatle Tribute acts in the world, the Mahoney Brothers decided in 1987 to expand their musical impersonation act to include many of their favorite early rock and roll influences. The result was “Jukebox Heroes Live.”  With the same attention to detail that marked their highly successful “Long Live The Beatles” production, the Mahoney’s initially added tributes to such musical luminaries as Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Rick Nelson, The Everly Brother’s, Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly.  After several tours around the country, “Jukebox Heroes Live” settled into a two-year residency beginning in 1990 at Six Flags Great Adventure's Music Box Theater, the same stage where years earlier they had performed to packed houses with "Long Live the Beatles".  After more than 5,000 performances of "Jukebox Heroes Live" all around the world, The Mahoney Brother’s look forward to the next 20 years to celebrate with audiences young and old! http://www.mahoneybros.com/

Mahoney Brothers playing the Beatles
5-7 PM Code Red

Exciting, High-Energy Rock

Code Red is an exciting female fronted band featuring the powerful lead vocals of Susan Paquin, one of the best female vocalists in the Baltimore area.  They were founded in 2012 and perform music from classic rock female artists including Pat Benatar, Heart, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge, The Pretenders, Joan Jett, Alanis Morrissette and other artists including Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Boston and Bad Company.  Code Red is classic rock with a groove, playing danceable classic & current rock favorites from the 60's to current day. http://www.coderedmd.com/

Code Red
5-7 PM Speakers of the House

Old School Funk, Boogaloo and Rock

Speakers of the House is a mash up of 2 of the area’s more popular and diverse bands; All Mighty Senators and The Junkyard Saints. The band was formed several years ago in an effort to play the old school funk, boogaloo and rock that we all listen to.  With excellent vocals and infectious rhythms, it will be hard for you to stay in your seat.  This is a band that has excited many audiences over the years, and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Speakers of the House
5-7 PM Columbia Concert Band

Patriotic, Modern, Americana & Broadway

The Columbia Concert Band a group of approximately 90 musicians, who rehearse weekly and perform about five concerts per year.  Their repertoire consists of many different musical styles, including traditional band arrangements, classical, contemporary, pop/rock, marches, jazz, Broadway, Americana, and baroque.  Founded in 1983, they provide local musicians the opportunity to perform challenging band literature, while entertaining the public in the Baltimore and Washington region.  The band is affiliated with Howard Community College, which gives credit to students for band participation.

Columbia Concert Band
5-7 PM Technicolor Motor Home

10-Piece Steely Dan Tribute Band

For years, Steely Dan didn’t tour because their songs were just too difficult to play on stage.  When they did tour, they had quite a lot of player’s along for the ride.  Not many groups were taking on the task of playing this music live; enter Technicolor Motor Home.   A mix of elegance and function, this crack 10 piece band pays its homage to the recent touring versions of Steely Dan.  Their show includes material from every SD album, as well as some gems from Becker and Fagen solo projects.  They were presented with the 2014 Rammie award as the winner for the Best Tribute Band to play the Rams Head, and were honored to win it again in 2015.  If you’re a Steely Dan fan, you don’t want to miss this one!

Technicolor Motor Home