Baltimore Native and Rising Country Music Star Brittney Spencer to Headline the 2023 Fell’s Point Fun Festival
Today, the Fell’s Point Fun Festival released its music line-up for the 57th annual community event – the largest in Baltimore. Fifteen diverse music groups will perform during the three day event the first weekend of October.
This year’s headliner, Brittney Spencer will perform on Saturday, October 7th. Since her breakout single “Sober & Skinny” was released in 2021, the Baltimore native has been breaking through the country music genre.
Last year, Spencer was nominated by the CMT Music Awards, showcasing one example of many in which the artist has broken the genre’s historical molds.
Additionally, she’s performed alongside legends – Lauryn Hill, Willie Nelson, Bobby Weir, and Jason Isabell just to name a few.
When Spencer is not making her beautiful, powerful music, she's an impactful advocate for many causes impacting Baltimoreans. She’s been an active supporter of organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Women's March, CARE.
On Friday, October 6th, Better Off Dead, ilyAIMY, and Shelby Blondell will take the Broadway Square Stage. For more than a decade, Better Off Dead has celebrated The Grateful Dead’s music with the same passion, energy, and exploration as their heroes. Shelby Blondell is an international songwriter, singer, inventor and speaker from the Baltimore region. A powerful, determined indie vocalist, Blondell captivates a crowd by bringing them to their feet and hitting their heart. ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) perform award-winning narrative songs with soulful, powerful male / female harmonies and an eclectic set of instruments – from synths to didgeridoos to cellos.
On Saturday, October 7th, Brittney Spencer will follow the musical acts of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s (BSO) OrchKids, Orquesta Nfuzion, The Cover Up, and Old Eastern.
The BSO has brought together music and service to the community through their OrchKids program that the Festival is honored to host immediately after the official opening ceremony. Orquesta Nfuzion, a rising contemporary Latin American band from Washington, DC will take the stage Saturday morning. They will be followed by Baltimore’s The Cover Up, an exciting 90s and 2000s cover group.
The warm-up act to Brittney Spencer will be Old Eastern, a gritty, Baltimore whiskey rock band with a stripped down southern rock style blended with a mix of modern blues and funk.
On Sunday, October 8th, The Festival’s first Purple Sunday Gameday will take place. DJ Allure will perform as the Baltimore Ravens take-on the Pittsburgh Steelers. There will be a large screen in Broadway Square during the game, so Festival attendees can watch the rivals duke it out.
This exciting match-up will be bookended by fun music performances from Rufus Roundtree & Da B’more Brass Factory, the 8 Ohms Band, and Piscataway Nation. Annapolis’ 8 Ohms Band will bring their horn heavy funk with music that blurs the lines between a variety of genres, including soul and reggae. The Festival will be closed out with Rufus Roundtree & Da B’more Brass Factory – a beloved Baltimore act that serves up a healthy dose of that unique "Balti Gras" sound.
The three-day event takes place the weekend of Indigenous People’s Day. The Festival is proud to announce that the Piscataway Nation will perform on Sunday, October 8th. Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers welcome the opportunity to educate and entertain audiences who want to learn more about Native American history, culture and traditions – especially in their home of the Chesapeake & Tidewater regions of Maryland.
Over the weekend, Trinidad & Tobago Steel Drum Band, Baltimore All-Stars, and DJ G-Money will perform at programs throughout the Festival. Details regarding these amazing artists will be announced on social media at a later date.