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May 25, 2011

Artscape schedule released; Matisyahu, E major, Fantasia to headline

Matisyahu and Fantasia will headline Artscape this year, it was announced today. 

The music side of the festival starts on Friday July 15 and ends July 17; performances take place throughout the day, with some starting as early as noon on some days.

The festival is divided into three stages named after their sponsors.

Fantasia will close the first night on the Wells Fargo stage. And Matisyahu, out with new live album "Live at Stubbs," will perform there as well as the last performer on Sunday night.

In addition, Baltimore's E Major, The Jon Bailey Band, and Telesma, as well as G Love & Special Sauce and Nikka Costa, will perform.

Artscape's organizers provided the full schedule, below:

Wells Fargo stage:

Friday, July 15
6:30pm Miguel, R&B/hip-hop

8:30pm Fantasia, R&B

Saturday, July 16
2pm 8 Ohms, funk
3:30pm Carolyn Malachi, jazz/soul
5pm Nikka Costa, funk/rock
6:30pm Southern Culture on the Skids, rock/surf
8pm G Love & Special Sauce, blues/roots

Sunday, July 17
12pm The Jon Bailey Band, ska/roots
1:30pm The Players, ska
3:00pm Can't Hang, reggae/rock
4:30pm Pietasters, ska
6:30pm Matisyahu, reggae/hip-hop

Urbanite stage:

Friday, July 15

12-2pm BCPS Showcase, variety
4:30pm TBA
6pm Strings and Things, strings
7:30pm Matt Wigler, blues
9pm Lee Pearson, jazz

Saturday, July 16

1:30pm TBA
3pm Bottle of Blues, blues
4:30pm Eric Byrd Trio, jazz
6pm Turn Around Norman, jazz
7:30pm Love Craft, jazz
9pm Kevin Driscoll, blues

Sunday, July 17
1pm Time Out, jazz
2:30pm Blues Society, blues
4pm Community Groove, jazz
5:30pm Blues Society, blues
7pm Tom Williams Quintet, jazz

The Festival stage:

Friday, July 15
12:30pm Mosno Al-Moseeki, world
2pm TBA
5pm E Major, hip-hop
6:30pm The Superland Stage Band, funk
8pm Telesma, psychedelic groove

Saturday, July 16
1pm Unity Reggae Band, reggae
2:30pm Pompeii Graffiti, pop
4pm The Kings of Crownsville, classic rock
5:30pm The Rise Band, R&B
7pm Andy Poxon, blues
8:30pm The Crawdaddies, roots rock/zydeco

Sunday, July 17

1pm Orch Kids, classical/variety
2:30pm The Band Belief, pop/hip-hop
4:30pm Larry Brown Quartet, jazz
6:30pm Big Daddy Stallings, R&B/contemporary jazz

The Well Fargo stage is located at 1400 Cathedral St. at Mt. Royal Avenue. The Urbanite stage is at Charles Street and E. Lafayette Avenue. The Festival stage is at Mt. Royal Avenue near Mosher Street.

Photo: Artscape

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Posted by Erik Maza at 10:48 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Local music, News


The Jon Bailey Band is a roots rock & roll band. Nothing ska about us.

More hipster crap... I have no idea how G Love has stayed somewhat popular.

Can we get some authentic representation of Roots Reggae and Hip Hop? How about some music directly from the Continent of Africa? I'm just sayin

How would that be authentic? Roots music refers to American blues/country/bluegrass etc. All of which are American inventions.
Reggae is an invention of Jamaican culture.
And Hip Hop is an American music.
They may draw from African influence but none were created in Africa, so I don't see how an African performer would add "authenticity".

"more hipster crap"

uh, there is nothing 'hipster' about that lineup what so ever

Where are Toots and the Maytals???

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