Concert news: Talib Kweli, Kid Cudi, Soundgarden, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, All Time Low
Talib Kweli will headline the main stage at the Roots Festival on June 25, festival organizers announced.
The festival, which runs June 22 - 26, will also feature performances by Anthony David and Chuck Brown on the 25th, as well as workshops and community meetings at churches, community centers in West Baltimore and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Roots is meant to draw attention to the area in West Baltimore affected by the unsuccessful "Highway to Nowhere" project.
Announced in January, it will take place over the 52 acres of green space that sits atop the "Highway to Nowhere," according to organizers. A performance schedule has not been announced yet. Admission is free.
Kweli last performed in Baltimore last week, when Sonar's announced shutdown almost forced him to cancel the show before it was moved to Bourbon Street.
In other news, Kid Cudi will perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 2. It appears to be his first concert near Baltimore, at least according to Sun archives.
Tickets, starting at $35, go on sale Friday.
My Morning Jacket* also announced today new summer dates. The band will perform with opener Neko Case at Merriweather on August 12. Ticket information is not available yet.
After the break: Soundgarden, Mars Volta, and All Time Low
Soundgarden, which announced a reunion last year after over a decade apart, confirmed a new summer tour this week. I know at least one commenter will be giddy over the news.
The band will perform at Virginia's Patriot Center July 12. Tickets, at $59.50, go on sale on Friday. The Mars Volta will open for them.
All Time Low will also appear at Sound Garden on June 6 for a performance and CD signing.
*Post previously referred to My Chemical Romance.
Photo: Talib Kweli performing in 2009 (Reuters)