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What Is Hampdenfest?



photo by Jack Lyons

HampdenFest began as a local community event organized by the Hampden Village Merchants Association and the Hampden Community Council, but in recent years has evolved into a neighborhood arts festival that draws visitors, as well as local residents, to enjoy the community of merchants on and around West 36th Street. HampdenFest features three stages of music and art performances, an activity area for kids, as well as four blocks of arts and crafts vendors and other wares from a wide range of merchants and artists. Hampden itself has hundreds of local businesses which are consistently listed in Baltimore Magazine and the City Paper's Best of Baltimore.

For seekers of great food and an engaging atmosphere, HampdenFest offers an abundance of Baltimore, Chesapeake Bay and local Hampden cuisine, including pit beef, crab cakes, and locally brewed beer. A mix of national and local indie rock, folk, punk, and acoustic bands will perform throughout the day.

The festival is also sponsored by many local community leaders and merchants, working to encourage the continued improvement and economic vitality of our neighborhood and the arts.




photo by Jack Lyons


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2016 HAMPDENFEST STAGE SCHEDULE


THE ICON STAGE (36th St. in front of Bank of America)
This stage programmed by Benn Ray.
11:00 School Of Rock
12:00 Expert of Nothing
l:00 POET: Elizabeth Hazen
1:05 Holy Fingers
2:00 POET: Dora Malech
2:05 Jumpcuts
3;00 POET: Connie Scozzaro
3:05 The Creepers
4:00 POET: Thea Brown
4:05 Raindeer
5:00 POET: Bruce Jacobs
5:05 TT The Artist
6:00 POET: Rupert Wondolowski
6:05 Wildhoney


ATOMIC BOOKS STAGE(36th and Falls)
This stage programmed by Benn Ray.
11:15 Go Dog Go
12:00 Santa Librada
1:00 Guided By Wire
2:00 Pure Junk - REUNION
3:00 Post Pink
4:00 PLRLS
5:00 Kurt Deemer Band
6:00 Gateway To Hell

HIDDEN VOLUME RECORDS STAGE (36th St. and Chestnut)
This stage programmed by Hidden Volume Records.
11:00 The Get Smart (BAL, ex-Idle Gossip)
12:00 Colora (BAL)
1:00 DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS PIE EATING CONTEST
1:30 The Othermen (NY)
2:30 Party Lights (NY)
3:30 The Stents (BAL)
4:30 Louie Louie (PHIL)
5:30 The Above (NY)

2016 Vendors, Exhibitors and Sponsors