Hot August Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup


The 24th annual Hot August Music Festival will take place at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland on August 20. Today, organizers of the long-running event have detailed the lineup for this year’s festival.

Washington, D.C.’s Thievery Corporation have been tapped to headline Hot August ’16. Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead are also aboard as are jamgrass favorites Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth and Cabinet. Samantha Fish, LITZ and Eastman String Band round out the list of acts announced today.

In addition to two stages of music, this family-friendly event will include performance artists, an array of local artisans and crafters, food and beverage vendors as well as activities for kids. Hot August organizers have also announced the introduction of the Picker’s Grove. The spirit and energy of those all-night bluegrass jams of the 1940s and 50s will be on display in The Westinghouse Pavilion; Pickin’ Party central from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. during the festival. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their mandos, banjos, guitars, uprights, fiddles, voices, acoustic instrument of choice, or just their ears and join in the fun. Multiple jam circles and all skill levels are welcome. Members of the host band, Fried Pickin’, will be at the Pavilion to welcome people, babysit instruments and join in the music.

Tickets for Hot August Music Festival are available via the event’s website.

Hot August Music Festival 2016 Lineup

  • Thievery Corporation
  • Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
  • Leftover Salmon
  • Railroad Earth
  • Cabinet
  • Samantha Fish
  • LITZ
  • Eastman String Band