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June 13, 2011

New music festival from Rams Head features Sharon Jones, Matt & Kim; plus, Jill Scott concert news

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Trombone Shorty, and Matt & Kim will headline Silopanna, a new music festival this year produced by Rams Head Promotions.

The line-up for the one-day festival, which takes place August 27 at at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, was announced today.

It also includes Fitz and the Tantrums, Jimie's Chicken Shack, All Mighty Senators, Grilled Lincolns, Harper Blynn, as well as some regional acts that were not included in today's press release.

Silopanna, if you hadn't caught on, is Annapolis spelled backwards.

Silopanna is joining a crowded festival season, but, in today's press release, 103.1 WRNR DJ Bob Waugh is quoted as saying, “In Silopanna, there finally is a local music festival we can really get behind."

Waugh might want to review all the festivals that have taken place already this year - Scapescape, Starscape, Sweetlife, Deathfest - and those that are coming up - Artscape, African American Fest, HFStival, and Virgin Mobile.

Silopanna is intended to be a family-friendly event; the festival is open to all ages and children under the age of six are admitted for free.

Cost of admission was not included in the press release is $39.50; tickets go on sale June 17.

In other concert news, Jill Scott will perform at the Verizon Center August 7 as part of her Summer Block Party tour. Doug E. Fresh will be hosting the show; Anthony Hamilton and Mint Condition, as well as DJ Jazzy Jeff, will be performing.

Tickets for that show go on sale June 17. Cost of admission has not been announced.

Photo: Sharon Jones (Reuters)

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Posted by Erik Maza at 10:47 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Local music, Music News


"children under the age of free are admitted for free."


Information on Silopanna Music Festival on

tobias russell is also playing. he's like bob marley

Hey Brad...
i am a big fan of Bob marley and russell is like him....

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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