Monday, September 20, 2010

Federal Hill’s Beats Rocked The Streets!

Starting at 11:30 am, bands took to three separate stages at the annual Street Beat Festival in Federal Hill. The weather was hot, but the bands were hotter. The streets were lined with people and live music filled the air, so no matter where you were ordering food & drink, checking out original tee-shirt designs, rummaging through artwork, or trying on hand-made jewelry, you could rock out.

Speaking of rocking out, the School of Rock All Stars performed their version of Lady Gaga’s, “Bad Romance.” Although their wardrobes were not quite as over-the-top as Gaga usually is, the All Stars sounded great. Also keeping the beat throughout the streets were Yum Yum Gimme Sum and, Kings of Belmont, Nelly’s Echon Paul Sanchez and Chris Jacobs (The Bridge), The Bullbuckers, Can’t Hang, Stones Throw, Old Man Brown, Lowercase Blues, All Mighty Senators (always a major crowd pleaser, with many dancing in the streets), Rock Bottom, 9 lb Hammer, Sons of the Radio, Cold Cold Heartbreakers, Down Goes Frazier, and Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band.

The constant delivery of live music by these great bands certainly provided the background that allowed all festival goers to eat, drink, and be merry at another great Street Beat Festival.

--Chelsea Ryder

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