April 23, 2014 – Baltimore, MD – Music fans from all over the region are encouraged to join in the celebration of the inaugural Believe in Music Festival held Saturday, July 26 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. Featuring live performances from Thievery Corporation, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Jimmy Cliff, Lake Street Dive, BoomBox, The Bridge and DJ Who featuring Believe in Music Kids. Beyond experiencing an extremely diverse and eclectic music lineup, attendees can feel gratified knowing that the proceeds from their ticket purchase supports the inspiration and encouragement of under-privileged youth of Baltimore City by enabling them to receive music education through the Believe in Music organization.
The gates open to scenic Oregon Ridge Park at 11 AM on Saturday, July 26 and will set the stage for more than ten hours of music including internationally acclaimed artists as well as other leading artists within their respective genres.
Washington DC’s Thievery Corporation accurately represents the festival’s diversity of musical styles having spent nearly two decades creating boundary-warping, complex crafted electronic music partly inspired by bossa nova’s intricate rhythms and lush textures. NPR Music states that “The duo has been praised for its sleek acid-jazz dream sequences and frenetic rhythm programming.” At Believe in Music, they’ll be performing with their full band of nearly twenty members locked into focused rhythm and melody.
Known for exhilarating live shows, Rodrigo y Gabriela have won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe, as they continue to weave their unique six-string magic.
The Grammy-winning musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jimmy Cliff, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the most important reggae movie ever made, The Harder They Come. Jimmy Cliff is touring in support of his new album, Rebirth.
Though Lake Street Dive has been performing for nearly a decade, touring off their new release Bad Self Portraits, has exposed the band to a whole new global audience, putting them on a trajectory of selling out dozens of venues on their national tour, performing on several late-night TV shows, a feature in Rolling Stone and much more.
In addition to great music, attendees can enjoy craft beer presented by Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery and a thoughtful selection of local wine, food and festival vendors. This first annual event is brought to you by All Good Presents, Baltimore City Paper, WTMD-FM, Flying Dog Brewery and MissionTix.
Limited Early Bird GA tickets available for $27 off the gate price and Early Bird VIP tickets available at $50 off of gate price and go on sale April 26 at 10 AM EDT. VIP Tickets include a parking pass, an exclusive bar, discounted beverages, two meal ticktets, VIP Laminate, dedicated restrooms, and an event poster. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged. This event is expected to sell out. Complete information and tickets are available online at www.believeinmusicfestival.com.
About Believe in Music:
Believe in Music, the newest division of the Living Classroom’s Foundation, founded by Kenny Liner of The Bridge, whose aim is to uplift underprivileged Baltimore city students academically, culturally and spiritually. Their mission is to promote self-expression and community awareness through music education. Students will foster a deep connection with music in their own lives, and gain the tools to be able express their culture, struggles and triumphs through music. In the first year of existence, Believe in Music built a recording studio for the kids in a community center within the largest housing project in Baltimore City www.livingclassrooms.org/ourp_believeinmusic.php
About All Good Presents:
Specializing in developing breaking acts and creating positive environments for fans of all ages to embrace live music, All Good Presents is one of the top independent promoters in the Baltimore & DC metropolitan areas for over the last 15 years. www.allgoodpresents.com