Festival on the Hill 2020

Festival on the Hill 2020 is ON for THIS Saturday, October 10, 2020 (10.10.2020)!


Afternoon mini concerts. Mini concerts will start at 2 p.m. at the corner of Bolton and Lanvale.

  • 2 p.m. Sidewalk Serenade Marian McLaughlin folk music (tips on Venmo @Marian-Mclaughlin-1 or PayPal marianfmcl@gmail.com)
  • 3 p.m. Maryland Opera featuring Daniel Rich and James Harp
  • 4 p.m. Flutist Devan Jaquez (tips on Venmo @DevanJaquez)

We respectfully request that spectators wear masks, not bring refreshments, and remain socially distanced. Each mini concert will last approximately 20 minutes. If you intend to hear more than one mini concert, the time between them is perfect for a walk around the neighborhood. Perhaps you see some of the works in the Walking Art Gallery. If there is light rain, a tent will be on site for performers; if there is pouring rain, the afternoon mini concerts will be canceled. Updates will be made on this webpage.

Evening virtual concerts. Livestreaming starts at 6:30 p.m. at the livestream link HERE:

  • 7 p.m. Will Ryerson “Mr Will” from Bolton Hill Nursery
  • 8 p.m. Clarence Ward & Dat Feel Good

Food. Four local restaurants are creating special festival menus for pre-order and take out:

  • Brass Tap  1205 W. Mt Royal
    • $25 fish & chips dinner for two. This comes with fried cod, French fries, and coleslaw, as well as a skillet chocolate chip cookie and 2 scoops of ice cream. 
    • 15% discount on anything on our menu, which includes growlers (and growler fills), package beer, and “pitchers” of specialty cocktails.
    • Order by clicking here. Use Code BH15 Saturday only.
  • Land of Kush  840 N. Eutaw St.  410.225.5874
    • “Festival on the Hill” special that includes our KUSH BBQ or Curry ChickUn, ribs, mac, collards, cornbread, and 16 oz drink for $15.49.
  • Noona’s  1203 W. Mt Royal  410.424.0857
    • $30 for a small plate, sandwich or 12” pie, and dessert (cake-of-the week slice or ice cream pint).
    • Kindly phone or place your order in person.
  • Tilted Row  305 McMechen  443.552.1594
    • See menu online.

Donations. Festival on the Hill is free. Tips for performers are welcome; they will provide information on how to tip on site. This year, more small individual donors are encouraged to donate to support non-profits in the community. Pay what you want. Suggested amounts are $20.20 or $40.40. Go here to donate by selecting “Festival on the Hill.”

Contact Festival Chair Steve Howard at festival@boltonhillmd.org with any questions.