Latin Pop to ’90s Rock on Six City Blocks: The Hometown Holidays Music Fest

Four Stages of Music, Local Food Favorites and Kids Fun Return May 26-27

The Hometown Holidays Music Fest will feature more than 25 local, regional and national performing artists and the best local food around on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 in Rockville Town Center.

The 30th annual Memorial Day weekend music festival is a destination for music lovers, featuring performances on four stages across six city blocks.

Newcomers this year include two popular acts from the Washington metropolitan area: the Latin pop-rock of Ocho de Bastos at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hungerford’s Tavern Stage and the eclectic and soulful DuPont Brass, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the Bud Light Beach Stage. Baltimore’s Here’s to the Night will offer up ’90s nostalgia with alt-rock classics, one-hit wonders, hip-hop legends, and pop gems from the era at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on the Maryland Avenue Stage.

The main Bud Light Beach Stage will once again have a Maryland flavor, with Rockville favorite Lloyd Dobler Effect (2:30 p.m. Sunday) and the phat blues music of Baltimore’s Kelly Bell Band (4:30 p.m. Saturday), returning. Family favorite Reptiles Alive! will present its popular wildlife education experience on the Town Square Stage at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Visit “City of Rockville Hometown Holidays” on Facebook, where a new musical act will be profiled each week on #MusicMonday. Find the full lineup, as it is announced, on a new, mobile-friendly Hometown Holidays Music Fest website at www.rockvillemd.gov/HTH.

The weekend will once again feature favorite food from local restaurants at the Taste of Rockville, as well as kids amusements, the return of “the beach” sand pile and the 74th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade on Monday, May 28. For information on applications to participate in the parade, see the article on this page.

The festival is just a five-minute walk from the Rockville Metro station. Festival-goers who drive or bike can find parking options at www.rockvilleparking.com.