Maryland Folklife Festival to be held June 18 in Baltimore

June 15, 2011

The Maryland State Arts Council is hosting the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival on June 18 in Baltimore. Starting at 10 a.m., the all day event will host 14 music performances inside and out, with children’s workshops and food and craft demonstrations focused on Maryland folk practices such as decoy carving, boat building, and screen painting. Performers include doo-wop group The Legendary Orioles, blues-harmonica player Phil Wiggins, and barrelhouse pianist Daryl Davis.

The occasion is to commemorate the tenth year of the folklife program Maryland Traditions, of the Maryland State Arts Council, assisted by the National Endowment for the Arts. The festival is free and will be held at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson: 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. For more information, visit marylandtraditions.org/festival.

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