Arts District

Maryland Science Center and Believe In Music Announce Halloween Party Lineup

Headliners include J. Roddy Walston and The Business, DDm, and Psycho Killers.

By Lydia Woolever | August 7, 2019, 12:00 pm

J. Roddy Walston and The Business. -Eric Ryan Anderson
Arts District

Maryland Science Center and Believe In Music Announce Halloween Party Lineup

Headliners include J. Roddy Walston and The Business, DDm, and Psycho Killers.

By Lydia Woolever | August 7, 2019, 12:00 pm

J. Roddy Walston and The Business. -Eric Ryan Anderson

About halfway through summer, many of us, especially with temperatures steadily in the nineties for a few weeks now, are readily looking toward fall. And with that, this week, comes the announcement of the hottest Halloween party in Baltimore, when Believe in Music teams up with the Maryland Science Center for its annual October bash.

For one evening, the exhibits—kid-friendly learning experiences on the likes of dinosaurs, space, and physics—transform into a full-on music festival on the Inner Harbor, featuring more than a dozen bands, a wild costume contest, and overflowing craft beer, all to benefit the educational center and local arts nonprofit.

The event, now in its eighth year, has just announced its 2019 lineup, featuring familiar faces who have performed at past parties, as well as exciting new acts. On Saturday October 26, some two dozen Baltimore artists will perform across multiples stages, from the planetarium to the rooftop to beneath a gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The main stage will feature big-name headliners: head-banging rock band J. Roddy Walston and The Business, beloved rap star DDm, and Talking Heads tribute group, Psycho Killers. Meanwhile, the Friends of Friends [Records] Stage will highlight rising DIY acts—post-punk duo Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, alt-hip-hop collective Soul Cannon, indie-pop singer Eyas, and electro-femme pair HexGirlfriends—while the planetarium will host a handful of techno and house, and dance music artists. As in years past, the Charm City Bluegrass Stage will be dedicated to Americana musicians, such as bluegrass rebels The Dirty Grass Players and folk-pop septet Haint Blue. And both DJs Rob Macy of Save Your Soul and James Nasty will be back on the ones and twos into the wee hours of the nights.

Exhibits will be open throughout the evening, as will the IMAX theater, where Future Islands bassist William Cashion and psychedelic electronic artist DeltaNine will curate immersive experiences. Tickets usually sell out and are now on sale for general admission ($42) and VIP ($80).




Meet The Author

Lydia Woolever is senior editor at Baltimore, where she covers people, food, music, and the Chesapeake Bay.



You May Also Like


MaxSpace

Movie Review: Parasite

The haves and the have nots clash in this wickedly dark social satire.

MaxSpace

Movie Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers is exactly what we all need right now.

The Chatter

Signal Station North Hopes to Light Up the Neighborhood at Night

New initiative aims to draw foot traffic by illuminating artwork and businesses.


MaxSpace

Movie Review: Jojo Rabbit

A fun-loving Hitler? It could've been a disaster. Instead, it's one of the best films of the year.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: October 2019

The top five local songs you should download right now.

Arts District

Center Stage's 'Thoughts of a Colored Man' Explores Nuances of Black Masculine Identity

Playwright Keenan Scott II shares his inspiration for the piece running through November 10.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Declares For Late Husband’s Seat: We break down the familiar faces in upcoming special Democratic primary.

John Waters is the Newest Male Face of Nike: Waters is one of three celebrities chosen to be in '90s-inspired Nordstrom x Nike campaign.

Kirby Lane Park Brings New Energy to West Baltimore Neighborhood: Formerly dilapidated site has become a hub for community engagement in Franklin Square.

Boys' Latin Honors Military History with In-School Museum: At the Roland Park private school, wartime memorabilia forges lasting personal connections.

What to Know About the Maryland Cycling Classic Coming September 2020: For starters, Baltimore's pro cycling event will be more than 100 miles long.