This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, September 9, from 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Patriot Plaza in downtown Towson, as part of the Towson Chamber of Commerce’s Towson Fall Festival. Scheduled performers are Lutherville Rock School, Luvable Idiots, Yutzi, MLLN, Blake Ruby, Bleached, Stages Music Arts, Crocodile Tears, Music Space, and Thunder Club.
Admission is free for students, and tickets, available online, are $10 for non-students. All funds raised at the event – through donations, merchandise sales, and raffles – will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
The Towson High students organizing the festival are led by co-presidents Henry Kline and Matt Spencer, both seniors. The other team members are seniors Jake Del Viscio, Clara Fitch, and Lucas Westerkamp, and juniors Allie Preston, Phoebe Quinn, Caroline Richards, Scarlett Spaulding, and Kate Wahler.
The Tributary Festival was launched in 2021 by Reed Spaulding, then a junior at Towson High School and now a freshman, studying music business, at Drexel University. In its first two years, the festival raised $19,000 for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Spaulding will participate in this year’s festival by performing with Spencer’s band, Bleached.
In addition to the Towson Chamber of Commerce, other organizations supporting the festival are the Lutherville Rock School, Stages Music Arts, Charm City Run, PRS Guitars, MCI, and the Music Space.
The festival can be found on social media as @tributaryfestival.