Want to relive the 25th anniversary of Sowebofest? Check out photos of the festivities here:
Sowebo Photos from the Baltimore Sun
Sowebo Photos by George Skepton
Photos of Ambush Theater at Sowebofest by Baltimore Brew
Want to save $2?
Then pre-order your t-shirt today!
This year's t-shirt celebrates 25 years with the rebirth of "Sowebovenus" and is sure to sell out. The shirt reads: "25th Anniversary / Sowebofest / May 30, 2010" and features a very bohemian rendition of Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.
Shirts will be sold for $12 at the festival or just $10 when pre-ordered.
• Women's: color yellow / S, M, L, XL
• Men's: color yellow / S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Make sure you don't go home empty handed -- email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, how many t-shirts you would like and the sizes to reserve yours today!
Sowebohemian Arts and Music Festival Announces Musical Acts Performing at its 25th Anniversary Celebration
Caleb Stine, Rico (a recent Timbaland signee), Pasadena and Shook among artists committed to play on May 30 in Hollins Market
A variety of artists will perform to thousands of locals and out-of-towners alike to celebrate 25 years of Sowebohemian Rhapsody. Bands and musical acts range from folk to hip-hop, gospel to punk, and everything in between. Festival goers will be entertained by the soul/funk groove of Shook and Grilled Lincolns; reggae, rock, and hip-hop flair of Pasadena; Bond and Bentley’s acoustic fusion rock, and the Southern rock stylings of The Remnants. Additional local favorites Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children, Kerq, Keefe Rocket, Freedom Enterprise, Higher Hands, Siring, and Lucid will share the stage with Great Divide, in from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The choir from Sowebo’s own Grace International Church will be raising voices and lifting spirits. Tommy Buckets will bring his signature drumming style to the streets of Sowebo as will the talented students of Waverly Middle School’s drum corps.
“We have some very talented musicians representing a variety of genres and we are really excited to be reveling in the Sowebohemian Rhapsody with our fellow Sowebohemians,” said festival co-chair Micha Dannenberg. “The bands our music committee, Brad Selko, Adam Herson, and Jim Hickey, have lined up this year will help to make this a totally rad celebration of the of the 25th anniversary of the Sowebo Festival,” commented festival co-chair Kristen Faber.
**Artist lineup for the Sowebohemian Arts and Music Fest subject to change at any time—things happen!**
Spread the word!
Along with the Soebofestival, the Soweboposter exhibit and auction is also celebrating its 25th anniversary. Sowebopostrs are now available for pick-up at various locations throughout Baltimore. We ask that artists pick up one or more, create your art on them and donate them back to Sowebo Arts at the location where you picked them up. We encourage diverse art and materials - check out some posters from past years in the Soweboposter Archive.
The posters will be exhibited around town beginning May 10, as well as at the Sowebofest. They'll then be auctioned off on June 27 at the University of Maryland Biopark. Proceeds benefit Sowebo Arts, Inc. Thanks to Lyliam Vasquez for this year’s border design.
May 10-June 12: Soweboposter Show
June 11: Final deadline for returning posters
June 13: Soweboposter Auction
Still funky after all these years! Come to Hollins Market on May 30th to celebrate 25 years of the Sowebohemian Arts and Music Festival and feel the Sowebohemian Rhapsody. This FREE annual event draws thousands each year, transforming the historic Hollins Market neighborhood into a bustling bazaar, complete with a street café, performance artists and busking musicians.
With more than 20 bands on three stages, dozens of food and artisan vendors, sail painting, street art, and puppet shows for kids of all ages, and of course, the famous Sowebo poster exhibition, there is something here for everyone.
Kick off your summer on the bodacious side of MLK – where Sowebohemians of all types will celebrate art, music and 25 fabulous years together.
Sowebohemian Arts and Music Festival
May 30, 2009 (Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend)
Noon – 9 p.m.
26 S. Arlington Ave.
This FREE event draws thousands each year, so we need your help! Committees are forming now and our arms are open to creative, energetic, and passionate folks. Check out the committees listed in the right hand column and get in touch today!
WHEN: Sunday, June 7 - Viewing begins at 2 pm, Auction begins at 4 pm
WHERE: University of Maryland Biotech Park, 801 W. Baltimore Street, Building 2, Baltimore, MD 21223
Enjoy live music, beer, wine and light fare as you preview the work of Baltimore’s artist community.
Radio Personality Sam Gallant will serve as the auctioneer. Please note that cash or check only accepted payment for posters.
View the posters online at: www.soweboarts.org/posters.html
What's it all about?
Once again the brave artists of Baltimore have brought their game to one of our city’s most unique art shows & auctions. For 24 years, Sowebo Arts has offered these decorative bordered posters to our art community. We ask only that they donate them back with their original art on them. As always, this is not juried and has no theme. We encourage diverse content and materials. These posters are exhibited and auctioned with the proceeds going to support Sowebo Arts, Inc. This year’s border design is by Minás Konsolas.
Bid on a poster. Take home a piece of affordable art and support Sowebo Arts, Inc.’s efforts to promote economic growth through the arts in southwest Baltimore.