by Petula Caesar
Artscape happens for the thirty third time this weekend. The festivities start on Friday, July 18th from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., continue on Saturday, July 19th from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., and will run through Sunday July 20th from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. And if you include the Artscape After Hours events, you essentially have a 3-day party. This means over 350,000 plus people will converge onto the Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street, Charles Street, Bolton Hill, and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods of the city for America’s largest free arts festival. Part of Artscape’s tradition has always been showcasing live music from national acts to local superstars – we recommend that you check out these B-more talents as you visit Artscape this weekend. Get more details about Artscape at www.artscape.org, and visit all these artists online to experience their music.
MEA ENERGY STAGE – 400 CATHEDRAL STREET
Friday, July 18th: 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. – The Kelly Bell Band featuring J. Pope
Sunday, July 20th: 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. – Kevin Jackson
STATION NORTH STAGE – CHARLES STREET AND NORTH AVENUE
Friday, July 18th: Brooks Long and The Mad Dog No Good – 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 19th – Bosley – 8 p.m. until 9 p.m.
FESTIVAL STAGE – MT. ROYAL AVENUE AT MOSHER STREET
Sunday, July 20th – Lotus Song And The Black Light Asylum – 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 20th – Rufus Roundtree and The B-more Brass Factory – 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.