Hot August Music Festival Info and Ticket Giveaway

Hot August Music Festival 2017

​DC Music Review is excited to be doing a ticket giveaway contest for Hot August Music Festival!!  One lucky winner will receive two tickets to the show as well as a parking pass.  Make sure you check out our Facebook page to learn more and enter to win!!!

​​Hot August

Date: August 17, 2019   Location: Cockeysville, Md

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Firmly established as one the premiere music festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region, Hot August Music Festival, again returns for its twenty-seventh year to the picturesque setting of Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland (minutes from downtown Baltimore) Saturday August 17, 2019.  ​

Festival founder Brad Selko’s stated desire to, “To provide a different variety of American Roots music each year.  Blues, bluegrass, rock, funk, jam, whatever," shows with this year’s lineup.

A diverse array of musicians that span the musical spectrum does just that. Topped by Baltimore’s hometown heroes Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, the line-up also features Turkuaz, Billy Strings, Melvin Seals & JGB, Samantha Fish, Lil Smokies, Dirty Grass Players, Vanessa Collier, Cedric Burnside, Larry McCray, Travers Brothership, and The Old Part of Town.

​Voted Baltimore Magazine Best Music Festival in 2013 and Tri-State Indie Music Award for Festival of the Year in 2011, it remains an intimate, fan-friendly event that is a must see each year.  In addition to three stages of live music, Hot August Music Festival also features performance artists, local artisans, activities throughout the day for kids, and a wide range of food and beverage vendors.

Logistics and Tips:

Plan transportation, car pooling – decide how many parking tickets you will need or if you are taking the shuttle from the light rail.

If you want to stay over in Hunt Valley check out the list of hotels deals listed on the website. ​HAMF extends the party at the Green Turtle for an after jam with live music and drink specials.

​Lawn chairs are allowed as well as ez ups in certain areas.

​ShuttleThere are shuttles available from the light rail.  Take the light rail to the Timonium Fairgrounds stop, and then hop on the free shuttle to Hot August Music Festival.

Timonium Fairgrounds
2379 Greenspring Drive
Lutherville, MD 21093

There will be a shuttle leaving from Timonium Fairgrounds and also Hot August Music Festival approximately every 30 minutes. First shuttle will leave Timonium Fairgrounds at 11am. Last shuttle from fairgrounds to Hot August Music Festival leaves at 8pm.  Last shuttle from Hot August Music Festival to Timonium Fairgrounds leaves at 11pm. Last southbound train to BWI leaves Timonium at 11:15. Last southbound train to Cromwell leaves at 11:30pm. Please check MTA light rail schedule to verify.

Performance Details

Performance Details



August 17, 2019


​VIP - $199  ​GA - $63 Parking - $20

​Hot August Music Festival

​​Hot August Website

Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030

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About the author
Karin McLaughlin

Karin McLaughlin

Karin has been a live music junkie all her life, however is a fairly new fan in the world of jam bands and bluegrass. She grew up on hip hop, classic soul, motown and classic rock but has found a new home in the festival world and that is what, in part, had brought her to DC Music Review. Karin produces and hosts a weekly radio show in the area called Karin's Calendar, where she talks all about 'Where to be in the DMV'. She is very excited to be starting down a semi-new road with us and hopes to use her interview skills and write ups of shows to contribute even more to DC Music Review.