Baltimore: Get ready for Moonrise, one of the best EDM festival line-ups of the summer

If you’ve been to an EDM festival in the past five years or so, there’s a good shot you’ve seen Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, and David Guetta. You’ve probably seen Diplo and Dillon Francis, too. Moonrise, by moving slightly away from the norm, built a better EDM line-up. Continue Reading

Broccoli City 2017: The DMV takes on the festival atmosphere with Solange, Rae Sremmurd, 21 Savage

The same weekend as Rolling Loud took place in Miami, Washington D.C. and the surrounding DMV area held a festival of their own. Broccoli City Festival 2017 was the fifth take at throwing a day long musical event by the DMV, for the DMV, and despite the rain and the cold the DMV came out to support. Continue Reading

Frozen Harbor Music Festival showcases the best of Baltimore hip hop and reggae, including Icon Tha God, Eze Jackson and Chase Ultra

Frozen Harbor Music Festival took over the bars and venues of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this weekend for a two-day celebration of hip hop and reggae.

Day one of the festival, Friday, was mostly a showcase for the reggae crowd, with Baltimore Soundstage drawing some of Maryland’s most popular homegrown acts including Stacked Like Pancakes, who arrived fresh off their last tour ready to play for their roots in the MD scene.

Saturday marked the festival’s tonal shift. While Maryland is home to some killer modern day Reggae, the city of Baltimore alone has one of the most diverse and hardworking rap scenes on the East Coast. Frozen Harbor’s list of rap headliners proved this, booking both established artists like Dru Hill and ONYX as well as up-and coming pioneers in Baltimore’s Hip-Hop scene. Saturday’s sets began with a showcase-like energy, with young kids and fresh-faces throwing their hats into the festival rings, slowly building to performances by collectives and eventually the headliners’ shows.

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