RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! SIDE STAGE ADDS
CIRCUS ATMOSPHERE AND ALTERNA-FEST NOSTALGIA TO THE SHINDIG MUSIC FESTIVAL!
Nominated Best Local Music Festival by Baltimore City Paper – Voting Ends Friday!
VIP Tickets & General Admission Tickets ON SALE NOW!
BALTIMORE - A couple of key elements to the upcoming SHINDIG MUSIC FESTIVAL will combine to recall the flavor of the original Lollapalooza, back when it started as a traveling rock circus in 1991.
One of those key elements is the sideshow – in this case, the RIPLEY’s BELIEVE IT OR NOT! SIDE STAGE, where festival goers will “step right up” and into the bizarre world of the carnival sideshow, for hours of unparalleled amusement emblematic of the fun and diversity of Charm City’s people and neighborhoods that THE SHINDIG represents. At the Vending Village in the Woods, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! will be presenting a stage overflowing with outrageously abnormal entertainment, featuring fire breathers, sword swallowers, aerial acrobats, burlesque shows and other visually captivating oddities. Seeing is indeed believing!
Adding to the eclectic festivities on this year’s two main stages will be musical performances by Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Anthrax, Chevelle, Helmet, Reverend Horton Heat, Nothing More, Crobot, Silvertung, Black Angel Down, and More To Monroe. Gates open at Noon. Music Begins at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale NOW at $50. VIP tickets are $140 (but will sell out soon)! Ticket sales are well ahead of the pace of last year’s inaugural, attended by over 10,000 people, and going fast! To order tickets, go to www.missiontix.com/THESHINDIG. Complete festival information at www.theshindigbaltimore.com.
The all-day festival – currently nominated Best Local Music Festival in the annual Baltimore City Paper Reader’s Poll (voting ends Friday) – will feature two identical main stages with NO OVERLAPPING SETS of music. Aside from the Ripley’s Side Stage, the Vending Village in The Woods also will offers a variety of Baltimore’s best and familiar food and beverage options with plenty of seating and shade available.
"I was born and raised in Baltimore and creating a festival and vibe we've never seen was my goal,” says THE SHINDIG’s curator, longtime Maryland independent concert promoter, Paul Manna at 24-7 Entertainment “As a fan of every artist playing, I just know that thousands of live music lovers will truly appreciate this lineup as much as I do. Seeing Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction, one of my all-time favorite bands, perform in Pigtown will certainly be the icing on the cake.”
"The Shindig showcased our historic neighborhood to the most people ever gathered for an event in Pigtown or Carroll Park - without any incidents or arrests,” says Ben Hyman, Director of Pigtown Main Street. “They are yet another example of our investment in Pigtown, including the opening of nine new businesses and hundreds of thousands of dollars in economic development."
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