Artsfest ’17 Performance Schedule

Jazz -  Rock  - Country - Bluegrass -  Americana - Folk  - Afro-Pop - A Capella 
Classical - Gypsy Jazz -  Blues - Fusion - Irish & Scottish - Dance & More! 
 More than 30 Performers - 3 stages -  Street Performers - Strolling Musicians

NEW in 2017!  Visit our lovely new Waterside Patio for casual creekside performances!


The Performing Arts at Artsfest
Artsfest is a celebration of the performing arts!  Throughout both days, guests will enjoy more than 25 bands performing jazz, rock, bluegrass, country, folk, classical, gospel, and blues, along with a number of dance performances. You will be enchanted by the many strolling musicians, street performers, and balloon and bubble artists, that wander through the festival.  Whether you enjoy discovering a street performer around the next bend of the Wooded Path, or sitting under the Main Stage sipping a craft beer while you enjoy some hot jazz, Artsfest offers a smorgasbord of live entertainment.  Scroll down to review this year's lineup.                                              


 Saturday, September 16

Main Stage

     11:00-11:45      Fair Warning, Americana variety

     12:00-12:45     Elikeh, Afro-pop band   

     1:00-1:45        Elikeh, Afro-pop band

     2:00-2:45          The Bootleggers, women performed music from swing to pop

     3:00-3:45          Djangolaya, gypsy jazz

     4:00-4:45          Grubby Bizzness, blues, jazz, fusion, funk, hip-hop


Council Ring

     11:00-11:45      Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra & Choir – Pops Band, youth performance

     12:00-12:45      Steven Gellman, original contemporary folk

     1:00-1:45          Patuxent Voices, a capella variety

     2:00-2:45          Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet, student performance

     3:00-3:45          The Wild Irish Roses, fiddle, Irish Step & Scottish Highland dancing

     4:00-4:45          Rachel Martin Dance, traditional dance

Waterside Patio

     11:30 – 12:15    to be announced

     12:30 – 1:15      Wind Song – Mark Guiffrida, healing sounds

     1:30 – 2:15        Joel Tuminaro, hand pan

     2:30 – 3:15        Marigold Bumbleroot, bubble magic


Sunday, September 17

Main Stage

     11:00-11:45      California Ramblers, traditional bluegrass

     12:00 -12:45    The Honey Dewdrops, country duo

     1:00-1:45         The Honey Dewdrops, country duo

     2:00-2:45          David Norris & Shadowbox, Southern Maryland Americana singer-songwriter

     3:00-3:45          California Ramblers, traditional bluegrass

     4:00-4:45          Braddock Station Garrison, Americana, power pop, rock-n-roll


Council Ring

     11:00-11:45      COSMIC Flute Choir, classical, folk, jazz

     12:00-12:45      Josh Riley, blues, country, modern hits

     1:00-1:45          Garrett Music Academy, student performance

     2:00-2:45          Bob Pfeiffer & Eric Skow, eclectic mix from 50’s to present

     3:00-3:45          Sax Appeal, jazz, swing, popular, sacred

     4:00-4:45          Spencer Joyce, acoustic pop

Waterside Patio

     12:30 – 1:15      Marigold Bumbleroot, bubble magic

     1:30 – 2:15        Joel Tuminaro, hand pan

     2:30 – 3:15        The Wild Irish Roses, fiddle, Irish Step & Scottish Highland dancing

     3:30 – 4:15        Some Assembly, acoustic Irish, Cape Breton, original compositions



Performing Artists & Strolling Musicians

Saturday & Sunday                             Kreative Kharacters, face painting                           
Saturday & Sunday 12 -pm-4 pm        Marigold Bumbleroot, bubble magic                       
Saturday & Sunday 12pm-5pm           Wind Song - Mark Giuffrida, healing sounds            

Saturday & Sunday 1-5 pm                 Joel Tuminaro, hand pan                                           

Sunday Afternoon                               Josh Riley, acoustic strolling music                                                        

Sunday Afternoon                               Spencer Joyce, acoustic strolling music