Legg Mason Baltimore Running Festival School Spirit Award
Legg Mason will award a total of $7,500 to the Baltimore City elementary schools that display the most spirit and enthusiasm in cheering the runners as they pass along the 26.2 mile course. This is the fifth year that Legg Mason has sponsored this contest and the ninth year of being involved in the Running Festival.
The $7,500 will be distributed to the top five schools, with $2,500 for first place, $2,000 for second place, $1,500 for third place, $1,000 for fourth place and $500 for fifth place. The schools will be judged by a post event runner survey along with input from the volunteer committee.
Legg Mason has invited all city public and charter schools to be a part of this years event by offering cash prizes to the school that hosts the most spirited cheering section along the full marathon course. Marathon runners will be able to vote for the school that they think has the most spirit and help them earn money for their school. Voting will take place BY ALL MARATHON PARTICIPANTS in the post race survey distributed by Corrigan Sports.
ON COURSE ENTERTAINMENT
ARBUTUS SAILORETTES - McCULLOH AND NORTH AVE
The Arbutus Sailorettes are a majorette, color guard and drum line corps that was formed under the Arbutus Parks and Recreation Council in 1963.
Our drum line consists of 9 members, including children and adults.
We currently participate in parades and competitions held by C.A.M.A. Our corps. just won "Advanced Grand Champions" last Saturday at C.A.M.A. Championships.
CARRIE DONOVAN - OUTSIDE THE MARYLAND ZOO
The Baltimore Examiner describes Carrie Donovan's sound as "a sort of female Elvis/Danzig vocal style that will knock you flat." After honing her vocal chops in rock and roll bands for over a decade, she currently sings and plays upright bass in the emerging Baltimore psychobilly trio Carrie and the Dirty Pillows. Before that, she sang and wrote songs for the popular Baltimore punk band, the Revelevens, whose album "Welcome To Baltimore" won the 2011 Independent Music Award for Vox Populi Punk Album of the Year. She has performed in 17 states and several festivals including Heavy Rebel Weekender (Winston-Salem, NC), Forged in Ink Tattoo Convention (Wyomissing, PA), RollerCon (Las Vegas, NV) and UMBC Quadmania (Baltimore, MD). She also performed at CBGBs twice.
STRAIGHT UP TRIBAL -
Straight Up Tribal is a world music ensemble that has been performing at colleges, art shows, and film festivals since 2008. Straight Up Tribal began in the Summer of 2006 as a student drum circle at UMBC that performed weekly in the student commons. By 2008 they had added a rapper, a lead singer, a guitarist, bassist and three hoop dancers. Since then Tribal has performed at colleges, art gallery openings, film festivals and some rocking house parties. Straight Up Tribal now performs a monthly concert series in downtown Baltimore at Teavolve Cafe (
DJ KOPEC - OUTSIDE UNDER ARMOUR
Dominating the Baltimore music scene and infusing every event with his seemingly infinite energy, DJ Kopec has captivated the market. Selected four straight years to perform at Baltimore Magazine’s “Best of Baltimore’s Party”, DJ Kopec's passion, enthusiasm and particularly charming personality sets him apart. DJ Kopec is currently the official DJ for Under Armour, the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders and Baltimore Magazine.
2012 has been a banner year with DJ Kopec spinning the NFL Cheerleaders National Reunion, Preakness Infield, and Baltimore’s Downtown Countdown New Years Eve Party with Carbon Leaf. DJ Kopec performed for the Baltimore Raven’s opening day with two-time Grammy winner Fatman Scoop.
SKETCHY WALRUS - BOSTON STREET
Sketchy Walrus is an acoustic art rock group formed by multi-instrumentalists Josh Miller and Conrad Gagnon. They hail from the Harford and Baltimore county areas. Both members have a diverse taste in music, and have performed together previously in many other bands. Sketchy Walrus is a mixture of indie rock, prog rock, and folk music, with their main influences being Guster, The Antlers, The Beatles, and The Flaming Lips. We are Sketchy Walrus and we are here to serve you.
STEVE HUNG - HOWARD AND 26TH STREET
Steve Hung is the latest addition to Washington D.C.’s music scene, with his recent transition from Austin, TX, dubbed "The Live Music Capital of the World," to the nation's capital. He got his start at age 18, playing open mic at the legendary Cactus Cafe, soaking up the various sounds of Americana that permeate the Austin music scene. Steve quickly gained a reputation as "a killer guitar player" and "a Cactus favorite."
Like other Texas musicians such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top, Steve fuses blues riffs and licks into his guitar playing. However, over the years, Steve has broadened his musical vocabulary to incorporate Chet Atkins-style guitarwork, Jazz chordal flavoring, and the sensitivity of Spanish/Classical and Folk music.
Steve's debut album, Geetar (July 2008) showcases the Texas musical influences he grew up with, featuring everything from gritty groovy blues, wailing harmonica shuffles, ornamented folk finger-playing, to screeching slide guitars. His upcoming album Guitar Gumbo (2011) testifies to his ever-evolving guitar playing. Although firmly rooted in the blues, this album is a “gumbo” of various musical styles, ranging from Country, Folk, to Jazz. Traces of Chet Atkins, Johnny A, Joe Pass, and Stevie Ray Vaughan can be heard in his playing.
JENNY LEIGH BAND - MAIN STAGE
Jenny Leigh's sound is an electric combination of the singer's city girl lifestyle and country girl background, and her songs are fused with hints of soul and pop. Inspired by relationships, ups and downs, and lessons learned along the way, her original heart-felt lyrics paired with her unforgettable voice ring clear and true.
After releasing her 4-track demo in 2009, her song "Set Me Free" fell into regular rotation almost instantly on Washington DC's WMZQ 98.7 and Baltimore's WPOC 93.1 radio. She was featured as Artist of the Month on WPOC 93.1 and the station sponsored a live performance during their Charm City Country Show to support the release.
Jenny recently released a music video for her single "Crossroads". Produced by Brian Stansfield and Wandering Hat productions in DC, it captures the fiery heart and soul of this liberating song. The video was recorded at Cue Studios in DC as part of Jenny's brand-new EP Falling Forward under platinum producer Jim Ebert. Falling Forward also includes the track "Break Free", co-written with Mark Bryan of Hootie in the Blowfish.
Not only has she been making a splash in the country world, spending a lot of time in Nashville working on new releases but has caught attention across other genres of music. She recently recorded vocals for the making of Under Armour’s commercial “Cam’s Night Out” with DJ Araabmuzik and has been working with local Baltimore hip hop artist, Jay Royale.
Artistically, Jenny draws inspiration from a wide variety of female performers: Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride vocally, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift lyrically, Sheryl Crow and Grace Potter musically. You’ll find that her sound takes country music to a whole new level with a delicious edge!
HOT TUB LIMO - MAIN STAGE
Hot Tub Limo has spent the last two and a half years playing throughout the mid-atlantic and up and down the east coast. During this time they have played hundreds of shows, met thousands of amazing people and traveled tens of thousands of miles. The band felt that following the release of their first album they were ready to share their stories and wanted to give fans a more intimate show. Hot Tub Limo is based out of Grasonville Maryland on the Eastern Shore and they are very excited about coming home to put this once in a lifetime event on. The night will be unlike any other Hot Tub Limo show you have ever seen complete with a multimedia presentation, stories from the road and some great live music.
VINYL RHINO - MAIN STAGE
Vinyl Rhino is Maryland's most dynamic variety band.
Playing everything from Lady Gaga to Queen, Cee Lo Green to Taylor Swift, Van Halen to Hanson, Snoop Dogg to Rage Against the Machine...
Trust us, you know all the words...