Sun Scape Groove

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Sun Scape Groove

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sun Scape Live and the Music City Maryland Association present Sun Scape Groove on Saturday May 18th from 1:00-10:00pm at the Vortex at CAA Park in Catonsville.  Advanced tickets are $20.00 and will go on sale on February 1st 2024.  Tickets at the door are $25.  Tickets are limited so be sure to buy as soon as you can! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come enjoy the local music and art vendors.  The event features 8 bands on 2 stages. Food Trucks and beverages including adult beverages available throughout the park.  Children 12 and under are FREE! This is the 4th annual Sun Scape Live festival in May and has become a yearly tradition and celebration!

Doors open at noon. Rain or Shine. No Outside Coolers.  No pets allowed.

The Music City Maryland Association and the Vortex are transitioning to a CASHLESS venue.  Cash will NOT be excepted unless it is an extreme circumstance.  So please come prepared.  Thank you!








This will be a benefit for BARCS.  A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter.  More Info at




Danger Bird:  (A Tribute to Neil Young) 1:00-2:00

Skribe: (Americana Originals) 3:00-4:00

Pressing Strings: (Americana Originals) 5:00-6:00

Jerry Tripsters: (A Tribute to Jerry Garcia Band) 7:00-8:30



Experience: (Classic Rock Covers and Originals) 2:00-3:00

Carly Winter:  (Americana Originals) 4:00-5:00

The Dirty Grass Players:  (Bluegrass) 6:00-7:00

Cosmic Guilt:  (Americana Originals) 8:30-10:00


Spearheaded by Scantron’s James Everhart, the expansive country / rock supergroup Cosmic Guilt arrived in summer of 2021 with a melancholic heartbreak tune in the form of “Cautious Lovers” and a search for new meaning on “Sun In Your Eyes.” The band is a ten-piece expanse featuring members of Ruby The Hatchet, Levee Drivers, Dull Blue Lights and more, and fans of Arcade Fire, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Neil Young, and of course Scantron and Low Cut Connie will get into their music. Backed by Josh Aaron, Jared Loss, Kyle Perella, Jillian Taylor, George Murphy, Tyler Yoder, Jillian Willis, Hannah Taylor, Todd Fausnacht, the band is an undeniable supergroup of some of Philly’s most treasured alt / roots rock players.



The Dirty Grass Players, a four-piece new-grass band from Baltimore, is known for having one toe-tappin’ foot in traditional bluegrass while pushing boundaries with their blazing musicianship. Composed of Connor Murray on bass, Alex Berman on vocals & banjo, Ben Kolakowski with the guitar & vocals, and Ryan Rogers on mandolin, they have been bringing their growing fanbase a down and dirty performance for over five years.

Their ability to seamlessly transition from down-home bluegrass to spirited improvisation makes each performance unique. Mix in some Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd or a dash of southern rock and you’ll quickly understand what they mean by “Dirty Grass”.

Entering into their sixth year together, The Dirty Grass Players just released their 2nd studio album, “Beneath the Woodpile”. Put together with alluring harmonies, lyrics, and melodies, the band presents a sound precisely at the crossroads of traditional and progressive bluegrass. This isn’t just another run-of-the-mill bluegrass album or band; it’s cathartic and dirty grass.



When music is given the benefit of instinct, imagination and inspiration, the results are guaranteed to be good. So it ought to come as no surprise that the critically-acclaimed Annapolis Maryland-based trio, appropriately dubbed Pressing Strings, has infused those elements within their musical mantra the beginning. The band —Jordan Sokel (Guitar/Vocals), Nick Welker (Bass, Vocals), and Justin Kruger (Drums, Vocals) can trace its origins to Sokel’s initial fascination with some iconic influences, among them, the usual suspects — Dylan, Marley, Simon, Withers, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin, etc., as well as some more under the radar artists like Taj Mahal, R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Nick Drake.

Fascination became fulfillment once he picked up the guitar and started writing songs. That’s when his course became clear. After growing up in New Jersey and Arizona, he eventually moved to Arnold, Maryland to attend high school and eventually university at Salisbury University. However once there, he found he began having doubts about his career choice. That’s when he made it his mission to pursue his musical muse. Still in college, he formed Pressing Strings with one of his buddies. Those early efforts, beginning in 2006, found Sokel’s desire and determination taking hold, eventually coalescing into a career that now spans seven albums — Where We Are (2008), Episodes (2010), Pressing Strings (2012), Life of a Tree (2013), Owe the Source (2015), Settle In (2020) — and two EPs — Most of Us (2016) and Morning Takes (2021), and they moist recent “…And I for You.”



The Jerry Tripsters came into being as a cobbled together ensemble formed on the spot to fill an empty slot at a local Grateful Dead festival.From the first song played together the chemistry was undeniable, the audience wanted more, and the band was eager to oblige.

Members of the Jerry Tripsters come from some of the most accomplished Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia tribute acts in the DC/MD/VA region including Better Off Dead, DC Mystery Cats, On The Bus, Splintered Sunlight, and Stew bone. Their canvas is the extensive work of Jerry Garcia with a focus on the Jerry Garcia Band, but they add their own special flavor to the songs that have been the soundtrack to many of our lives.

As Jason Herman from DC Music Review says, “It should be stated that this band is not a note-for-note tribute to the music of Jerry Garcia. What differentiates this band from others is that the performance embraces and is true to the original works, yet more readily welcomes the jam exploration by each artist on stage.  The Jerry Tripsters were meant to be playing together.”

When you come see a Jerry Tripsters show, we can promise you three things:

Joy:  The smiles of the band members and audience are ever present and infectious.

Jam:  With the wink of an eye or a sly nod, The Tripsters are not afraid to take songs to unexplored musical directions.

Jerry:   The Tripsters dig deep into the Jerry Garcia catalog while focusing on the all-time favorites that the audience knows and loves.

Like all good trips, The Jerry Tripsters don’t know where the journey will take them but there will surely be many adventures along the way.  We invite you along for the ride.






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May 18
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm


CAA Park
202 Ingleside Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228 United States
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