11th Annual BALTIMORE INTL RHYTHM FESTIVAL!
Inside and outside at St. John's Church on 27th and St. Paul Streets,
Baltimore, MD, Friday evening and Saturday all day, all night
Opening Ceremonies and introductory evening:
Friday, September 28th - Time yet to be determined.
Main Festival Day: Saturday, September 29th
10am - 5pm the entire block of 27th street,
From St.Paul to Charles Streets
Will be alive with festivities!
Including food and crafts vendors,
AN ALL DAY DRUM CIRCLE
An outdoor stage... plus more!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, DIRECTIONS, AND CONTACTS
Drum check room available all day & evening!
Need to borrow a drum for a workshop? A limited number of rental drums will be available at the BIRDS Festival Information Table for $5/workshop. Please note, you must have a valid license and be prepared to leave a deposit fee.
From points North or West
Take I-695 toward Towson. Exit onto 83 South. Take 28th St. exit. Turn right onto St. Paul Street. The Festival is on 27th Street between Charles and St. Paul Streets.
From points South
Take I-95 North to I-395 North. Exit at Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn right onto Lombard St. Turn left onto Calvert St. Follow to 27th St. Turn left. The festival is on 27th St. between Charles and St. Paul Streets.
Parking is available at the garage in 2600 block of Charles Street until 11 PM; Additional Parking is available on the streets as posted.
VOLUNTEER REQUEST: In order for this event to happen, BIRDS relies mostly on volunteers. This year we will need over 60. We can use any type of volunteer- pre-festival for passing out flyers, making signs, and mostly during the festival day. There are more involved jobs like coordinating setup in the morning, helping to close in the evening, helping with the evening transition, a security coordinator, a trash coordinator...working the refreshment table or BIRDS table managing cash; there are also less involved jobs, such as setting up chairs for the evening events, circles, and workshops. Please E-mail Tammi Hessen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 443.956.1409. We would like to
start ASAP lining up volunteers.
BIRDS Hotline: 410-893-4439
Web Site: www.drumtogether.net
Thanks to all our supporters!
Thanks to our Supporters
This event is made possible through the support of The Abell Foundation, Fish Out of Water (Baltimores Public Art Exhibition 2001), Councilwoman Catherine Pugh, Mayor Martin OMalley, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and the Maryland State Arts Council. We especially thank you, our supporters, who attend our festival every year which helps us pay for a major portion of the Festival costs each year. Keep coming back!
The Baltimore International Rhythm and Drumming Society (BIRDS) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote peace through music. Incorporated since 1996 as a community arts organization, BIRDS' main vehicle for promoting peace through music is bringing people together to appreciate the diversity and power of rhythm and drumming from around the globe. Come learn more about us at the festival!