Thursday, June 13, 2013


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Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival

WHEN: Saturday,  June 15, 11 AM-7 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, presents "Baltimore's Best Arts Showcase" (Baltimore Magazine, 2011).

This is a day-long, indoor-outdoor, multi-cultural, interactive, family-friendly festival! A spectrum of MD-based performers include Baltimore's preeminent young jazz artist Lafayette Gilchrist & The New Volcanoes; Baltimore-based & legendary doo-wop band The Swallows; bluegrass band The Carroll County Ramblers; Sam Ouen-Tes & Cambodian Buddhist Ensemble w/ Khmer classical musicians and dancers; Marimba Linda Xelaju of Guatemala; and Native American dance troupe Uhwachi-Reh returns!

Workshops, crafts for sale, and demos galore! Mexican yarn painting, Ukrainian egg decorating, Baltimore screen painting, duck decoy carving & much more. A blacksmith will have his forge fired up in front of The Patterson! To eat, have a taste of Smith Island 7-Layer Cake, tons of wonderful, distinctive Maryland food, and locally brewed beer served! Se habla español.

FREE PARKING is available at the Brewer's Hill parking lot the day of the festival. The lot is located on O'Donnell Street, between S. Conkling and S. Haven Street, accessible from the 11B exit off of I-895, and Exit 57 off I-95.

FREE Festival Shuttle Service will be provided from the Brewer's Hill lot to the festival site, from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Three shuttle buses, all equipped with a wheelchair lift, will run continuously. Look for the "Shuttle Pick-u" banner to make sure you're waiting for the shuttle in the right spot!

Wanna volunteer? Email for shifts. We couldn't do it without our volunteers!