Live Music Rocks the Town! With Special Guests and featured bands on 5 stages!

Special Guest

In partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage: Joan Garriga & the Galàctic Mariatxis on the Catalonia Stage.

Also Featuring…

The Rock-A-Sonics and The Nighthawks on the KTown Rocks! Stage.

Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings on the La Rambla Stage.

Sisters Uke & Friends and Matthew Dayton on the Sweat Shop Stage.

Roman Kostovski on the Poetry Stage.

And Ron Capps on the Veteran Writers Stage.


Special Guest – Joan Garriga & the Galàctic Mariatxis

Listen here! https://youtu.be/z31z4wUaL3I

In the afternoon on the Catalonia Stage, with a special preview earlier in the day on the La Rambla Stage. Schedule tba soon.

The Catalonia Stage is located at the corner of Fawcett St and Howard Ave.. The La Rambla Stage is located at the corner of Armory Ave and Howard Ave.

In partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Joan Garriga & the Galàctic Mariatxis are four musicians who connect the festive music of the Romani community in Catalonia with other popular music genres, creating a dialogue between different groups. Besides rumba catalana, which developed in Barcelona’s Romani community, they include other genres such as reggae, ballenato, cumbia, flamenco, and balería. The musical diversity and energy in their shows strives to connect the audience in emotion. They have recently released their first EP.


KTown Rocks! Stage

The KTown Rocks! Stage is located in front of Prevention of Blindness Shop at 3716 Howard Ave, across from the train station.

Master of Ceremonies – Cerphe Colwell  1:30 to 2:00

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Rock-A-Sonics  11:15 to 1:15

The Nighthawks  2:00 to 4:00


La Rambla Stage

The La Rambla Stage is located at the corner of Armory Ave and Howard Ave . Schedule tba soon.

      Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings

Eli August & The Abandoned Buildings is a chamber folk/rock band based out of Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC and other similarly unoccupied locales.

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 Sweat Shop Stage

The Sweat Shop Stage is located at the east end of the festival just past the train station.

Sisters Uke & Friends 11:00 to 1:00

Matthew W. Dayton 1:00 to 3:00

Matthew Dayton is a musician, composer, and music educator based in Takoma Park. He specializes in singing original and cover songs with literary themes and cleverly constructed lyrics, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar or ukulele. He has been writing, performing, and teaching music for over a decade; and you can see examples of his various musical projects on his website.


Poetry Stage

The Poetry Stage is located on Howard Ave west of Fawcett St

Roman Kostovski

Roman Kostovski  is a singer/songwriter, poet and literary translator.  His music will accompany the poetry readings throughout the day.


Veteran Writers Stage

The Veteran Writers Stage is located on Howard Ave east of Fawcett St

Ron Capps 12-12:30 & 3-3:30

Award winning songwriter and author Ron Capps will present original songs and short readings from his memoir Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years as part of a discussion of using the arts to help heal PSTD. Two performances, 12-12:30 and 3-3:30