Boltonstock Rocks in June

Caleb Stine
Caleb Stine and the Brakemen will be headlining this year’s Boltonstock.

Boltonstock is coming! Boltonstock is coming! Yes, Bolton Hill’s biggest summer event will be held on Saturday, June 25 in Sumpter Park from 5–9 pm. (Between the 1800 Blocks of Eutaw Place & Bolton St., bounded by Laurens & Robert Streets.)

Boltonstock has taken the place of the annual Bolton Hill band concert that used to be held in Bolton Hill every summer. This year, same as last year, Caleb Stine and the Brakemen have generously agreed to headline the concert, and the OrchKids—BSO’s after-school program serving Baltimore City students—will make a special appearance.

There will be fresh food from the grill. You may buy beer, wine, try a specialty cocktail selected for the event, or sample baked goods from the bake sale benefiting Memorial Episcopal Church. Local non-profit organizations will be set up at the event to raise awareness of their activities and get hooked up with volunteers.

Fans enjoying Boltonstock 2015
Fans enjoying Boltonstock 2015

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating and cash for refreshments. And, bring your kids! Neighbors will be giving bocce lessons and organizing games, and there will be fun activities for the younger kids as well.

Before the music starts, Boltonstock organizers have planned a walking tour of landmarks and historical sites in the 21217 area. If you’d like to join in, meet at Sumpter Park at 5 pm.

If you would like to support the event by becoming an event sponsor, contact event organizer Chas Phillips at chas.phillips [at] A sponsorship starts at $100, and can be purchased by businesses, organizations or individuals.

Spread the word and bring your friends! And if you’d like to help out before, during, or after the event, contact Chas at the address above. See you there!