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August 9, 2023

Pablo Regis

Pablo Regis de Oliveira is a musician and arts administrator. After getting his dual BA in political science and Latin American studies from UCLA, he worked in communications conducting public service advertising campaigns for government and non-profit clients, and worked in government, including serving in the District of Columbia Mayor’s Office of Community Relations. He is an accomplished community-based arts...

August 9, 2023

Somapa Thai Dance Company

The Somapa Thai Dance Company is a premier Thai dance and music company based in the Washington, D.C. area, and has been performing in D.C. and other states since 1999. The group has performed at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Reach, Wolf Trap's Children Theater in the Woods, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Smithsonian...

August 9, 2023

UMES Fraternities & Sororities

Greek Life at UMES is vibrant, energetic and ever present. The university houses 9 Black Fraternities and Sororities. They are Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Theta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Iota Phi Theta, and Kappa Alpha Psi. Several of these organizations have been active for over 100 years. These...

August 9, 2023

DewMore Baltimore, Sista Big and Amber Green

The DewMore Baltimore Youth Poetry Team aka BCYPT (Baltimore City Youth Poetry Team) is a national award winning youth program that engages youth between the ages of 13-19 who live in or around Baltimore City who are passionate about writing, performing and advocating for change in their community. The team is led by published authors and award winning professional writers....

August 8, 2023

Folk ‘Em All

Folk ‘Em All Trio is a fun, exciting and energetic string trio that covers a vast array of classic American roots music. From bluegrass to western swing, Jimmy Cliff to BB King, and original tunes by all three members, Folk ‘Em All Trio will folk with them all. These boys also occasionally double as longtime Jerry Garcia/David Grisman collaborator, Joe...

August 8, 2023

Noah Mitchel

Noah Mitchel is a vocalist, theater performer, Yiddish folk music performer, and culture worker living in Baltimore. Noah has performed theater with Congress for Jewish Culture, Jewish Plays Project, Imagination Stage, and IN Series, as well as at the 11th Annual Adrienne Cooper Dreaming in Yiddish Concert. He has also sung Yiddish at Creative Alliance, Baltimore Center Stage, and other...

August 8, 2023

Stoop Stories

“The Stoop” is a Baltimore-based live show and podcast that features everyday people sharing the extraordinary true tales of their lives. The mission of “The Stoop” is to empower individuals and build community through the sharing of personal stories. Since its founding in 2006, “The Stoop” has featured the tales of more than 4,000 people onstage. The podcast is featured...

August 8, 2023


Gerdan is a professional music ensemble based in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. Founded by Ukrainian duo Solomia Gorokhivska and Andrei Pidkivka, musicians of Gerdan bring the fire and the edge of melodic ideas and rhythms that capture the listener. The ensemble is named after Gerdan, a multi-colored, intricately woven beaded necklace from the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. Like this...

August 8, 2023

Hurlock Community Mass Choir/Water’s Edge

Experience the soul-stirring harmonies of the Hurlock Community Mass Choir directed by Minister Rayshawn Rich-Vines! Hailing from across the beautiful Eastern Shores of Maryland and Delaware, this passionate ensemble delivers celestial melodies that uplifts spirits and ignites faith. With deep-rooted tradition and modern flair, their performances resonate with audiences, spreading joy, hope and praise. Embrace the divine sounds of their...

August 8, 2023

Lydia and Emily Martin

The Martin sisters of Boyds, MD, Lydia (banjo, guitar, piano) and Emily (mandolin, tenor banjo) bring a variety of traditional Irish and old time repertoire to the stage. They have performed across the Atlantic and the United States, also teaching workshops and playing for dances. Emily's daughter, Elora Paul-Martin (flute, guitar), is a third-generation member of the Martin Family Band....

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