Sept 1st - Herd of Main Street
Husband and wife duo Peter and Gena McKibben front the Baltimore band Herd of Main Street. Peter, the group's main songwriter is more well versed in musical traditions than most four times his age. Gena is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, who enjoys taking on unusual musical roles, such as lead guitar and pedal steel guitar. Story songs, classic honky tonk, and southern rock influence this duo's original, yet classic sound.
Aug 25th - Tongue in Cheek
Founder and banjo player Zach Serleth, who conceived the idea, was born with the musicologist gene. As such, his ear and heart are drawn to the distant strains of a bygone era; he haunts the dusty shop of musical curiosities where he seeks to resurrect odd songs and highlight old forgotten performers.
August 18 - Kelly Secret & Marc Jacobs
Sept 22nd - Acoustic Wheelhouse
July 21 - Hayley Fahey
A prolific singer-songwriter, with a voice that captivates audiences: soulful, sweet, powerful. She is a multi-instrumentalist, and has a presence onstage that lights up a room. She draws influence from country, blues and folk, infusing storytelling and appealing to emotion. Hayley’s expertly crafted music and passionate live performances moves music lovers of all ages and makes for a
memorable experience at every show.
June 2 - Hall Williams
Hall Williams is a singer songwriter, guitar player,producer and self appointed social activist.His music is SPARKLY a combination of funk,Jam,Soul ,and Gospel.
May 26th - ilyAIMI
"A welcome jolt in folk" and "An acoustically roiling, combustible attack on the usual singer/songwriter fare"
July 7th - ChillBillies
Josh Anderson and John Duke have spent years cultivating a unique sound which incorporates aspects of classic country, bluegrass, and newgrass genres. Their deep connection to Americana music shines through in their versatile style.
August 4th - Nine Mile Circle w/ Special guests
June 30 - Sara & Levi
Sarah & Levi are an acoustic duo from Morgantown, Wv. Their warm tones of the banjo and guitar bring folk, classic rock, and old time tunes alive. Bluegrass with a soulful twist. Both are award winning musicians with an eclectic taste. A vibrant, yet soothing experience for listeners!
Sept 8th - John Lee & The Wafflers
John grew up listening to his dad's Hank Williams and Johnny Cash records. From there the musical road led him to, among others Dylan and the Dead. Not surprising. They grew up listening to Hank and Johnny too. John is part of the acoustic band The Wafflers.
May 19th - Colamiles
At the end of 2011, Colin Bickley moved to Ellicott City. Less than a week later, a massive flash flood put his home and music studio five feet underwater. From that tragedy, he turned to form Colamiles. After many years of playing in bands in Los Angeles, Colamiles was the arena for Colin to express a more unified, personal, and intimate voice.
July 28th - Kipyn Martin
Emerging songwriter Kipyn Martin couples simple truth with uncomplicated melody. She has earned Gold awards in recent Mid-Atlantic Song Contests, as well as the Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIE) Award for New Artist of the Year. Kipyn possesses an authentic Americana voice which can currently be heard throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
June 23 - Kelly Secret & Marc Jacobs
July 14 - Tony McGuffin
Tony McGuffin has been a folksinger since he was a kid, playing a collection of traditional American folk songs. Also a songwriter, he’s performed at farms, festivals, coffeehouses, and concert halls, including Clark’s Elioak Farm in EC, the Takoma Park Folk Festival, World Folk Music Association events, the old Ellicott Theatre, and, of course, Merriweather Post Pavilion for the 2016 Ellicott City Main Street Music Festival!
Love Folk, Bluegrass, Americana and Roots music?
This is the event for you!
Every Friday May 19th - Sept 22nd. 6:30pm - 8:30pm
August 11th - Jeremy Gillis
Playing since mid-1980's, Teaching since 1991. Background in Rock & Jazz while BA from Towson is in Music Ed/Classical Guitar. *Former students include current Peabody faculty as well as guitaists of Kelly Bell Band, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, The Generics and Fake Flowers/Real Dirt.
June 9 - Strings Attached
Strings Attached, an all girl bluegrass band that knows how to entertain! The band enjoys putting their bluegrass twist on covers while writing their own music too! Members include Morgan Dice (violin), Erika Seth (vocals & guitar), and Dee Lenehan (bass)
Sept 15th - Eli August Music
The music of Eli August is akin to the waters of a great river. It’s always moving and pushing forward, whether through percussive guitar and banjo, or the urgency of delicately crafted lyrics; the music never looks back.
The Dark Americana music is, at its roots, devoted to romantics and those who reflect upon their days with a certain longing for the past.
June 16 - Seneca
Seneca is a small Hive-Mind band from Poolesville, MD.
A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. Killer blue grass and experimental folk!