FREE CONCERT (ticket required if not attending walk-a-thon*) 

*All walk-a-thon participants will receive entry to the free concert with wristband, Festival shirt or printed registration email.

1 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

The Field in Port Covington (201 East Cromwell Street, Baltimore, MD 21230)

Attend Concert Only

Concert Schedule:

1 p.m.: J Pope and the HearNow

3 p.m.: Electric Love Machine

5:40 p.m.: Eze Jackson & The Backwudz Band

7 p.m.: The Original Wailers

Set breaks by DJ Chris Brooks

Concert ends at 9 p.m.


More about the Performers:


The Original WailersIn 1974 when Bob Marley went solo, on the brink of international stardom, he surprised the music community by choosing as American born lead guitarist, Al Anderson. It was Anderson's stunning lead work on such classics as No Woman, No Cry, & Three O’clock Road Block, that first alerted rock fans to the Wailer’s music.

Andersons’ musical achievements with Bob Marley & The Wailers include the platinum award winning albums, ‘Live at the Lyceum’, ‘Babylon by Bus’ and ten times platinum album ‘Legend’.

The Orignal Wailers received their own Grammy nomination in 2013 for their album ‘Miracle’ making it Andersons’ second Grammy Nomination. Al Anderson is the sole member of the Bab Marley & The Wailers mid - 1970’s lineup in the Original Wailers.

The Original Wailers also include Chet Samuel (Lead Vocals / Guitar), Omar Lopez (Bass Guitar), Howard Smith (Drums), and Adrian "AK" Cisneros (Keyboards and Organ) who continue the legacy of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ music.


Electric Love MachineEst. 2013 – This quartet has been cultivating a dedicated following of fans along the east coast and beyond who love to dance and immerse themselves in the cerebral multi genre soundscape that is Electric Love Machine. Their music touches on every aspect of human emotion, but keeps the beat snappy and the crowd moving with intense, building jams, witty lyrics, and ultra-modern sound design.



J PopeJ Pope and the HearNow are a musical collective from Baltimore City who play their own brand of Soul and Hip Hop. Baltimore Magazine described the band as a "funk-infused group that captivates crowds with its call-to-action lyrics and soulful sound" and as "one of Baltimore's best kept musical secrets".

The band has been asked to open for acts such as Esperanza Spalding, Tank and the Bangas, Kindred the Family Soul, Kenny Lattimore, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles and Sidewalk Chalk.

The HearNow's latest album, Soul Searching, was released in June of 2017 to a sold out audience in Baltimore City. In July of 2017 the band was featured in Weathervane Music's "Shaking Through" series and on the Artscape Festival Main Stage in an slot opening for Robert Randolph and the Family Band. J Pope and the HearNow is made up of teachers, healers, community organizers and activists who run on good music, positive energy and hard work.

set breaks from DJ CHRIS BROOKS