We included the 5th Annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival on our festival wrap-up post for good reason. On April 29th, the celebration of all things bluegrass kicks off, with with 3 stages, 14 bands and 12 hours of family-friendly festivities including local food, limited release beer from Union Brewery, artists, kid’s games, crafts, spontaneous jam sessions and more. New to the festival this year is a third stage, providing festival goers with a more comprehensive musical experience featuring traditional and progressive bluegrass, folk and Americana.
We are super exited to be partnering with Charm City Bluegrass Festival to giveaway TWO TICKETS to the festival!
If you can’t wait to see if fate is on your side: Get $10 off your ticket, using the code ‘STAYCLASSY’!
About the Lineup:
The unique musical lineup brings regional and nationally-known bluegrass artists together during one day including The Lone Bellow, Supergroup Adam Aijala, Ben Kaufmann of Yonder Mountain String Band, Drew Emmitt and & Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon, Seldom Scene, Cris Jacobs, Lonesome River Band, Cabinet, The Dustbowl Revival, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass, Kitchen Dwellers, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Country Current (United States Navy Bluegrass Band) and Frankie Short & The Northern Connection Bluegrass Band. Opening the festival will be local up-and-coming bluegrass band, The Dirty Grass Players, chosen by the community at the Charm City Bluegrass’s annual Battle of the Bands.
For the foodies:
Foodies will appreciate the festival’s focus on local cuisine from iconic Baltimore establishments including The Local Oyster, Cardinal Tavern, BricknFire Pizza and more. Official beer provider Union Craft Brewing Co. will create a branded brew, while The Charmery will concoct a new, festival-inspired ice cream flavor, both of which are exclusive to the festival and will be unveiled a few weeks prior to the event date.
Giving back to the community:
Continuing its dedication to supporting Druid Hill Park, $2 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, located adjacent to the festival grounds, to support horticulture education programs. The festival will also feature a raffle to benefit Believe in Music, a nonprofit that aims to give inner city Baltimore students a multifaceted music education.
General Admission: $55 | Day of show $60
Kids 10 and Under: Free
VIP: $160 – Ticket includes access to a VIP tent, VIP viewing area, VIP restrooms, separate entrance, standing room only space directly in front of the stages, unlimited Union Craft Brewing Beer, catered lunch, dinner and snacks, discounted festival merchandise, first dibs and half-off tickets to the official after-party at the 8 x 10 featuring Billy Strings + Special Guests, and more. Get $10 off your ticket, using the code ‘STAYCLASSY’!
Sponsors: Cardinal Tavern, Union Craft Brewing, The Local Oyster, The Charmery, Center Cut Doughnuts, Little Italy Sausage Company, Charm City Yoga, D’Addario, IBMA, The 8×10, Eastman, Appalachian Bluegrass, 89.7 WTMD, RE/MAX Preferred, PDG Rehabilitation Services, H.P. Rawlings Conservatory, Believe in Music, The Craig Willinger Fund, Baltimore Parks and Rec, District 7 Baltimore City Council and Phantasy Tour.