MAIN STREET MUSIC FEST

9TH ANNUAL MAIN STREET MUSIC FEST!

The festival fairies have worked their magic –  the 9th Annual MSMF is going to be our best ever!

For starters, we’re pre-gaming Friday night on 4 stages – Oella River Band at Town Center Stage (5:30), Shee’s Unhinged at B&O Plaza (6 pm), Swamp Donkey at Wine Bin (6 pm), and Comedy & Big Band at Little Market Cafe (8 pm).

On Saturday, 40+ of the Mid-Atlantic’s best indie artists perform on 6 outdoor stages and 4 indoor venues starting at noon.  Headlining the Main Stage in parking lot D is OEC’s long time friend, Kelly Bell Band. The Homegrown stage featuring many Main Street all-stars culminates with the long awaited return of Dirty Secret.

Carnival meets music festival at the Riverside Stage in parking lot B! Guaranteed fun for kids of all ages, enjoy a giant inflatable Triple Lindy Slide, Extreme Air In-Line Jumpers, a Rock N Roll Tumbler, fun food & drink and a DJ sure to put a little bounce in your step.

Plenty of Food Trucks and Craft Artisans join us on Saturday to make you and your palate happy. Quench your thirst with local Craft Brews from Manor Hill, Jailbreak and a few other local special guests. Our friends at SoBar are pouring their delicious non-alcoholic treats too.

Between acts stroll our streets and meet our 70+ amazing full time shops and restaurants full of unique treasures and deliciousness.

Count on free shuttles running continuously throughout the day (although we love it when you Uber or Lyft!) OR new for this festival, ride your bike and park it in lot E courtesy of Bike HoCo.

Check back often as we share details on headliners, full music line ups, festival map, shuttle route, vendors and more!

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So many awesome musicians and not enough hours on MSMF, so we’ve added a Friday Night Kickoff to our festival!

First up at 5:30 find Oella River Band on the Town Center Stage at the Howard County Welcome Center. At 6 pm we add music at both ends of Main Street, She’s Unhinged takes the stage at B&O Plaza on lower Main and Swamp Donkey rocks upper Main on the Homegrown Stage at Wine Bin.

Finish off your MSMF pregaming night at 8 pm on the Courtyards of Little Market Cafe where stand up comedy meets the big band sounds of Ain’t Misbehavin’ for a whole new twist on making music fun, and funny.

SWAMP DONKEY

6:00 = 8:00PM

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SHEE'S UNHINGED

6:00 - 8:00PM
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OELLA RIVER BAND

5:30 - 7:30PM

8:00 - 9:30PM

KELLY BELL BAND

6:15 - 8:15PM

Blues Revue Magazine describes the Kelly Bell Band (KBB) as “Among the most genre-expanding acts on today’s blues scene. Who else can combine elements of hip-hop, funk, and blues-electrified here” Originally formed as the back-up band for rock and roll pioneer, Bo Diddley, KBB has been touring the world ever since entertaining fans in Japan, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cuba, Germany and more.

The band has won two prestigious Maryland Music Awards, including “Best Blues Band.” In 2018 they were been nominated for “Music Icon”. KBB has been voted “Best Blues Band” in the Mid Atlantic Region (12 years in a row), and was recently named “Best Band” by Baltimore Style Magazine.

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SWEET LEDA

4:45 - 5:45PM

Powered by Julie Cymek’s sultry, commanding vocals and electrifying stage presence, Sweet Leda knows how to get the party started! In fact, Lou Plaia (co-founder of Reverbnation) describes them as “the highlight of every festival they play.” With its rich blend of new school funk, psychedelic rock, soul and pop, Sweet Leda’s heartfelt original music can best be described as a female-fronted, soul-based, Zeppelin meets Chili Peppers! 

Sweet Leda’s sophomore album Let It In captures the live and raw essence of what can only come from years of steady gigs, blood, sweat, and a few tears. To capture this essence, the band recorded all together in one room, tracking analog to 2” tape. What came out of the process is an intimate, in-your-face, edgy sound that exemplifies Sweet Leda live, and at their best. Let It In was recorded and engineered at WrightWay in Baltimore by IRKO (Jay-Z, J Lo, Pitbull, Talib Kweli), mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Beck, Dr John), and produced by Sweet Leda’s very own “fifth Beatle,” Stephen Joseph Antonelli, who also produced and recorded the band’s first album, Need The Music.
 
 The band is currently back in the studio working on their third release, which will feature regular collaborators Ron Holloway on sax and Word on vocals and percussion. 

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GAYLE HARROD BAND

3:30 - 4:30PM

With a blend of deep Blues, Soul, Jazz, Rock and R&B, The Gayle Harrod Band plunges the listener into a modern-day Blues/Soul-infused musical Valhalla from first note to last. The band’s riveting stage presence is fueled by its powerful female bandleader’s full-throttle vocals and the musicians’ entertaining, energetic and instantly engaging stage presence. Their performances have been bringing down the house in Mid-Atlantic venues for years. They are a Blues-lover’s Blues band that is instantly accessible and engaging.

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OLD EASTERN

2:15 - 3:15PM

Old Eastern is a gritty, Baltimore whiskey rock band with a stripped down southern rock style blended with a mix of modern blues and funk. Brendan Clarke (bass) and Mike Smith (drums), round out a rhythm section that creates a wall of sound at the heart of each and every song. Nick Volk (vocals, rhythm guitar) adds a gritty and powerful vocal performance to match the growl of his oft distorted guitar. With Terry McGill (Harp) blasting away at the harmonica and screaming vocals at the top of his lungs.

Founded in 2012 their latest album “On the Rocks” highlights this style of in your face, bare bones modern rock music. With the album out, they’ve been spreading their style of WHISKEY ROCK in the “Land of Pleasant Living”(Baltimore, MD) and beyond.

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SMACKMASTER

1:00 - 2:00PM

We are Charm City supergroup Reverend Smackmaster and The Congregation of Funk. With our unique blend of Motown, blues, and funky hits from the 60s, the 70s, all the way to today, we bring the noise, the vibe, and the dance party! Shoot us a line and we'll have you groovin' in no time!

Ricky Wise (drums, lead vocals), Kristin Lagana (lead vocals), Mike Anaconda Poissant (trombone), Belvedere Morton (guitar), The Rev (feelin' good), Nick Taylor (bass),  Kennis Rolle (trumpet), Tyler Facinoli (keyboards), ​Jon-Michael Bittman (saxaphone)

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LAST CHANCE MOTEL

12:00 - 12:45PM

Last Chance Motel is the principal project for Baltimore based songwriter Andy Hall as he looks to explore larger cultural themes using music that occupies a space somewhere between rock and Americana. A veteran of rock (Dropping Sully) and reggae (Tillers Prospect) bands, who has played everywhere from Merriweather Post Pavilion to Baltimore’s more intimate club stages, Andy is writing about current affairs with an historical eye. LCM has a rotating cast of characters coming in and out of the fold but always bringing energy to their performances. The current members of the band include: singer Paul Invester (Tillers Prospect, Soul Prospect), drummer Tristan Gilbert (lower case blues, Sweet Leda, Root Three), and bassist Paul Beckwith (Bendt Fendyr, Crunchy Funkenstein).

Dirty Secret

6:30 - 8:00PM
HEADLINER

JAMNATION

4:45 - 5:45PM

WORK IN PROGRESS

3:15 - 4:15PM

HALL WILLIAMS BAND

2:00 - 3:00PM

THE SHRAPNELS

1:00 - 1:45PM

Panama Rex

12:00 - 12:45PM

Bootleggers & BAPTISTS

3:30 - 5:00pm

DESERT SHADE

2:20 - 3:20pm

HOLLOW TRUTHS

1:00 - 2:00pm

Soundcheck Rock Academy in Columbia MD is a performance based music school located in the heart of Howard County. Taking inspiring music lessons at our central location in Columbia MD allows us to accommodate students from Columbia, Ellicott City and all of Howard County Maryland. Where students take lessons, join a band, rehearse and play shows! We take music lessons and incorporate a team atmosphere and learning style. Students from 6 years old to 60 and older can take lessons in: Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Drums, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Violin, and  Saxophone. Join a real band, and play real shows and concerts! We have a variety of different experiences for everyone.

5:45-6:15pm - KTD

4:30-4:45pm - PAPERCUTS

3:15-3:30pm - MVP's

2:00-2:15pm - IN SHACKLES

12:45-1:00pm - GLASS CAGE

DJ - Brandee Stuart

1:00 - 5:00PM

WARP TRIO

3:30 - 5:00PM

EC 250
Presents

2:45 - 3:15PM

Tom Reyes Trio

1:00 - 2:30PM

Tom Reyes Trio

1:00 - 2:30PM
THE STAGE

TINSMITH

4:00 - 5:00PM

QUIET THE MOUNTAIN

2:55 - 3:45PM

KARTER JAYMES

2:10 - 2:40PM

JESSE MOODY

1:35 - 2:05PM

KALY CLAUSS

1:00 - 1:30PM
CHARM CITY LA PALAPA

the GREAT HEIGHTS BAND

9:00 - 10:00PM

Tionesta

7:55 - 8:40PM

KINGS OF THE WILD THINGS

7:00 - 7:35pm

LETTERBOX

6:00 - 6:40PM

ISAAC KRAPF

5:05 - 5:40PM

LJR

4:00 - 4:45PM

SONiA disappear fear

2:50 - 3:35PM

ILYAIMY

2:00 - 2:45PM

Jul & nate

1:15 - 1:45PM
INDIE ACOUSTIC STAGE

THE ARRANGEMENT

5:00 - 6:00PM

Brian Morrison

3:40 - 4:45PM

Gabe Woodrow

2:55 - 3:40PM

Alison Thoms

2:00 - 2:45PM

Special Thanks to Jailbreak Brewing for being a long time MSMF sponsor.

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Special Thanks to Manor Hill Brewing for being a long time MSMF sponsor.

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WINES

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London Chippy

KINDA JERKY REALLY NUTTY

Dizzy Cow Pizzeria

SIMPLE MIND DESIGN

DIVINE PLANET STUDIO

Ellicott Distilling Company

Infinite Love Project

Gloss Hair

Mark Russo Creations

44 Candle Company

The Silver Cat

Julia Q Art

Transformative TRAVEL

Crazy Pet People

Unusual Company

Keeper of the Bees

Arnold Acres

Twin Valley Distillers

Balti' Marons

St Peters Episcopal Church

EC Pops

Kinda Jerky Really Nutty

SOBAR

Science fun, crafting, face painting aND Corn Hole – Oh My! NOON to 5 PM

SPOTLIGHT
4-H Club

Meet friends from BSA, Howard EcoWorks, join The Native Plant Initiative AND get your Face painted! NOON to 5 PM

BSA
TROOP
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ENCHANTED
ENTERTAINMENT
FACE PAINTING

Enchanted
Entertainment
Face PaintinG

It’s CARNIVAL meets MUSIC FEST at Riverside!  Don’t miss Our Newest guaranteed fun! 1 – 5 pM

TRIPLE LINDY SLIDE

EXTREME AIR JUMPERS

ROCK N ROLL TUMBLER

BOOM BOX BOUNCE HOUSE

DJ - Brandee Stuart

1:00 - 5:00PM

DJ - Brandee Stuart

1:00 - 5:00PM

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