Winner of the 2018 Best Festival Award by Baltimore Magazine, this bluegrass festival is for genre aficionados and music lovers alike. 

Spring has sprung, which means festival season is upon us. If bluegrass and Americana music is your jam, look no further: The 7th annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival is back at Druid Hill Park!

For two days, experience thrilling live music in one of Baltimore's picturesque parks. Over 20 of the best bluegrass acts in recent memory will perform, with headliners including The Bridge, Deertick, Steep Canyon Rangers, and the Jeff Austin Band & Special Guests. View the full lineup here. While the schedule hasn't been announced, stay tuned for impending updates!

The Lone Bellow at 2017's festival, courtesy of Facebook

The Lone Bellow at 2017's festival, courtesy of Facebook

No music festival is complete without drinks, and Baltimore's own Union Craft Brewing is up to the task. Not only will they be the festival's official beer, but they're also unveiling a branded beer exclusive to the festival! Foodies everywhere will love the diverse spread of local restaurants like Bark BBQ, Asian Taste, Deddle's Mini Donuts, and others. Kids can bond with animals from the Irvine Nature Center or watch jam sessions with local artists. And if that's not enough entertainment for you, there will even be after-parties on Friday and Saturday night at the 8x10 featuring more bluegrass music and live entertainment. Festival-goers will really be getting their money's worth! 

Things to Know:

Two-day General Admission passes are $72, and two-day VIP passes are $182. VIP passes include free parking, unlimited beer from Union City Brewing, VIP-exclusive restrooms, seating, and more. If you're not interested in attending the full event, there are single-day passes available for purchase as well. All tickets include a $2 conservation fee. Children under the age of 10 are allowed into the festival for free. You can reserve your tickets here. Tickets are non-refundable.

This is a rain or shine event, so make sure to come prepared in the case of unpredictable weather!

Parking will be available on-site for $10 per car.

Attendees are allowed to bring low-back chairs (where permitted), snacks and baby food for young children, and no more than two sealed water bottles per person.

Gogo's vintage clothing bus, courtesy of Facebook

Vendor Gogo's vintage clothing bus, courtesy of Facebook

The Charm City Bluegrass Festival will be strumming its way in Friday, April 26, 2019, and Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. at Druid Hill Park. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the festival directly through their website.

Anyone attending the Charm City Bluegrass Festival? Are there any artists you're looking forward to seeing? Tell us in the comments!

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