FOURTH saturday Music
Saturday, September 26, 5-8 pm
50 West Washington Street
Fanny Crawford (5:00 pm)
Local storyteller Fanny Crawford shares new stories, brought together with funding from the Maryland State Arts Council, Downtown Hagerstown past, present and future comes alive in this 30 minute performance as Crawford shares the adventures of ordinary people who live and work here - based on interviews conducted with an extravagant collection of residents, including artists, shop keepers, church ladies and hometown heroes who largely live and work in and around our downtown Arts & Entertainment District.
Crawford grew up in Philadelphia hearing an assortment of family stories, traditional tales, and historical narratives from an extended circle of storytelling relatives and friends. Upon moving to Maryland, she found inspiration and community one tale at a time. Retiring from a 40-year career working with children and families, Fanny parlayed her life-long passion for storytelling into a repertoire of stories from folk traditions around the world, tall tales, original stories, and historical chronicles.
J BERD and DJ JON DAILY (5:45 pm)
J Berd is an incredible rhyme slinger from Frederick, MD. Berd is an independent artist that has bounced back and forth between DC and Baltimore performing locally starting in the late 90’s. He has appeared at venues in New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., opening for Biz Markie, Brand Nubian, Souls of Mischief, Boot Camp Click, The Pharcyde, Blu, A.Z., Raekwon, Slick Rick, and many others. He has played at festivals such as Artscape in Baltimore, In the Streets, Bless the Woods, and Artomatic.
A veteran with over 20 years of experience, J Berd brings originality and style to traditional boom bap hip hop music. A wizard of wordplay with a penchant for patterns, his flows play like an instrument over a variety of beat selections. J Berd has appeared on mixtapes, albums, compilations, and singles as a solo artist. He has also been a part of the groups, Realistics, Grand Skeme, Makeshift Deluxe, Action Figures, and Anonymous Conglomerate.
JILL FULTON (6:45 pm)
Recording crossover artist Jill Fulton's fiery blues, country & soul tunes will blow you away! She's a soulful singer/songwriter who pens sweet and sassy tunes that entertain with power & poignancy. Growing up in a small town, Churchville, Maryland, Jill has been performing on stage and theatre since she was three years old. Jill's albums have garnered stellar reviews from BLUES MAGAZINE and much radio play in Europe and the US. They are available on AMAZON, iTunes, & CD BABY. Jill’s powerful vocal skill is awe-inspiring and her band is rich entertainment on stage. She'll get your toes tapping, body shaking and you'll leave with a smile on your face!
6 foot physical distancing required
Face coverings must be worn when 6 foot distancing cannot be maintained
Bring your own chairs/blankets
Bring takeout from a downtown restaurant your own drinks in non-breakable containers (there will not be food trucks or alcohol vendors in the Plaza)