Yes, we know there have been conflicting things circulating throughout the World Wide Internet about Saturday’s Block Party. Yes, we know we’ve changed the flyer approximately 39,152 times. Yes, we understand this is confusing. Yes, we apologize.
So, let’s lay it all to rest right now and go over everything that’s happening this Saturday, Sept.5, at the 200 East Art Haus (sponsored by Volkswagon; that’s a joke). What we are about to outline will be the super-final lineup for the day, for better or for worse. Let’s go.
The doors will open at 2 p.m. A little before 2:30, the fine, lovely people at the 72 Film Fest will screen some of their best stuff from all you brilliant local film creators. You’ll want to see this. Because it is awesome.
At about 4 p.m. the Baltimore band The Milestones will take the stage to perform for your entertainment. You can learn more about The Milestones, who come recommended from the fellas in Time Columns and Old Indian, here. You won’t want to miss them.
At about 5 p.m., the film “Ex-Machina” will screen for all to see. We will have chairs set up (in rows, even!), and, better yet, popcorn will be for sale. The windows will be blacked out. The movie will take centerstage. We will laugh, cry, scream and cheer together.
And then, at about 7 p.m., hip-hop will take over 200 East for the first time. Knowledge will kick things off, and then the schedule goes like this:
- 7 p.m. THC
- 7:15 p.m. Stitch Early
- 7:45 p.m. Retro/Ricole Barnes
- 8:10 p.m. Scott Free
- 8:25 p.m. Che Rock
- 8:40 p.m. Rone
- 9 p.m. J Berd and DJ Blaze Daily
- 10 p.m. Substantial
- 10:30 p.m. YU
All of this greatness will officially be hosted by Raider Wreck. We will have a cypher (in video form) featuring some of these artists posted by the end of the week. There isn’t a single name on that list that you will want to miss. Trust us.
In addition to the music and movies, we will have the requisite cornhole board set up for all to use as well as a table ready for anyone to play beer (water) pong. Then, of course, what’s a Block Party without grilling out? On the side of the building will be a smoker, with the Seed Of Life Cafe running things. On the grilled menu will be …
- Hot dogs
- BBQ chicken
- Roasted sweet corn
- Kale slaw
- Pasta salad
- Kale chips
- Bagged chips
There will also be vendors there, selling things, which include Frederick Flight, ICON-Nation and Dad Collections, among others. As always, we’ll have a wide array of Flying Dog beers on sale through the entire day and night. And, of course, don’t forget the candy machine.
This, unlike previous events, will be open to all those who are 18 years of age or older. We want to try and get as many people from as many different ages involved, but, all told, the city has been tying our hands with a lot of things. So, if this experiment goes well enough, we’re going to do all we can to make sure the bulk of the events moving forward are all-ages.
The ticket, as we’ve done before, will be $10. That gets you the entire day. Want to come see The Milestones at 4 and then leave only to come back and see the hip-hop at night? That’s OK. Want to check out 72 Fest film stuff, leave for The Milestones and come back for “Ex-Machina?” That’s OK, too. If you want to hang out at the space for all nine hours and experience Labor Day like never before, we welcome that with open arms as well.
Oh, and if you want to come over to us after the Downtown Frederick Partnership’s First Saturday dog event … well, we are pleased to announce that the 200 East Art Haus is a pet-friendly environment. We even have bouncy balls for the dogs.
So. We good? We’re super-duper (and not just super) excited for all that’s about to go down. It’s the second-to-last event at the venue for the year, so we need to make sure it’s radically radical. One ten-dollar-bill gets you movies, cornhole, water pong, hip-hop and rock. Come make this a Labor Day for the history books. Please? Pretty please?