June 12-28, 2020

2019 FREE – Lakefest Weekend

The FREE LakeFest Weekend includes three days of live music, an invitational arts and crafts show, strolling performers, festival food, a Clyde’s of Columbia Beer Garden and an array of activities and entertainment for all ages. One of the highlights of LakeFest this year includes evening performance(s) and residency activities by Bridgman Packer Dance.

While in Downtown Columbia the company will offer evening performances of their show Truck and install an engaging interactive video installation at the Lakefront on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. LakeFest will have something for everyone!

LakeFest Weekend Schedule at a Glance

Friday, June 14

Time Event
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. LakeStage: School of Rock Columbia
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Create your own Reusable Napkin!
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Community Art Project w/ Columbia Arts Center
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. LakeStage: Dogo Du Togo
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Freestyle Painting Techniques
7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. LakeStage: Bobby Thompson Trio
9:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Bridgman|Packer Dance: Truck
9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. LakeStage: Speakers of the House
9:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Bridgman|Packer Dance: Video Playground
9:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Bridgman|Packer Dance: Truck
10:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Bridgman|Packer Dance: Truck

Saturday, June 15

Time Event
Noon – 12:45 p.m.. LakeStage: School of Rock Columbia
Noon – 5:00 p.m. Community Art Project w/ Columbia Arts Center
Noon – 8:00 p.m. Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale
Noon – 12:45 p.m. Movement Workshop for Kids (Pre-K-Third Grade)
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. KidzArt – Arts & Crafts Activities
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. KidzArt – Arts & Crafts Activities
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Create your own Reusable Napkin!
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. LakeStage: Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Freestyle Painting Techniques
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Movement Workshop for Kids (4-6 Grade)
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. LakeStage: Nelly’s Echo
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.. LakeStage: De Sanguashington
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. LakeStage: Six-String Soldiers
7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. LakeStage: Alanna Royale
9:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Bridgman|Packer Dance: Truck
9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. LakeStage: Aztec Sun
9:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Bridgman|Packer Dance: Video Playground
9:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Bridgman|Packer Dance: Truck
10:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Bridgman|Packer Dance: Truck

Sunday, June 16

Time Event
Noon – 12:45 p.m. LakeStage: Marielle Kraft
Noon – 7:00 p.m. Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale
Noon – 5:00 p.m. Community Art Project w/ Columbia Arts Center
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. KidzArt – Arts & Crafts Activities
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. LakeStage: Ocho De Bastos
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. LakeStage: The Sidleys
4:00 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. LakeStage: Columbia Jazz Band
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Freestyle Painting with Columbia Arts Center
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. LakeStage: Glenelg Jazz Ensemble

Parking and Shuttle Service

Free parking (including Handicap Parking) available nearby at the Wincopin Circle and Sheraton parking garages. Visitors can also park at the Sterrett Place lot located at 5575 Sterrett Place. PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET.

Avoid the Fuss, Just Hop on the Bus, Gus! Take the Shuttle to the Festival!

On Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, departing every 15 minutes, FREE shuttle service is being provided by Howard Transit between parking at Howard Community College (located at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, Maryland 21044) and the Downtown Columbia Lakefront.

LakeFest Shuttle Schedule

Saturday, June 15

Departures from Howard Community College: Starting at 11:45 am; Last departure at 11:00 pm.

Departures from Columbia LakeFront, Wincopin Circle: Starting at 12:15 pm; Last departure at 11:30 pm.

Sunday, June 16

Departures from Howard Community College: Starting at 11:45 am; Last departure at 7:00 pm.

Departures from Columbia LakeFront, Wincopin Circle: Starting at 12:15 pm; Last departure at 7:30 pm.

Bridgman|Packer Dance

TRUCK

Performed inside of a 17-ft box truck, Bridgman|Packer Dance’s TRUCK brings performances to unusual locations. Through Bridgman|Packer’s signature integration of live performance and video technology, an ordinary box truck evolves from the utilitarian into a re-imagined space, a micro-world of magical visions and transformation.

With constant shifts of context and scale, startling imagery emerges; a house of a thousand rooms, an aquarium, and a leafy hideaway come alive. The work ranges from evocative to humorous, to sensuous, to wacky.

Performance Time(s):

Friday, June 14:
9:00 P.M.  |  9:30 P.M. |  10:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 15:
9:00 P.M. |  9:30 P.M. |  10:00 P.M.

VIDEO PLAYGROUND

Video Playground is an engaging interactive installation where the public will experience the magic of Bridgman|Packer Dance up close and personal. While live video cameras capture the movements of the participants, their images are transformed into designs that are projected onto nearby walls and architecture. Come move, play, and see how you transform the imagery!

Performance Time(s):

Friday, June 14:
9:15 P.M.  –  10:15 P.M.
Saturday, June 15:
9:15 P.M.  –  10:15 P.M.

This engagement of Bridgman|Packer Dance is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment of the Arts

Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Our juried, invitational show returns with 45+ extraordinary artisans displaying and selling their one-of-a-kind artwork representing a breadth of media, including functional and wearable art, at a wide range of prices. Booths located throughout the Festival grounds.

Time(s):

Friday, June 14:
5:00 P.M.  –  8:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 15:
Noon –  8:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 16:
Noon  –  8:00 P.M.

Lake Stage Schedule

Friday, June 14

5:00-5:45 p.m. | School of Rock Columbia

A fixture in Columbia that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2012, School of Rock Columbia is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

The School’s performance-based approach helps students build the skills they need beyond the stage, too: confidence, teamwork, innovation, art, and humor, just to name a few.

6:00-7:15 p.m.  |  DOGO du Togo

Traditional West African rhythms form the base of rising Togolese solo artist Dogo’s remarkable music. A huge following in his home country of Togo has cemented him as an icon overseas, as his popularity in the states grows day by day. Born in Lome, Togo, Dogo played in different bands in the Togolese capital before moving to the United States in 2000 and founding the DC based Afropop band Elikeh.

The band has released 3 albums and received rave reviews by The Washington Post and National Public Radio.

7:30-8:45 p.m.  |  Bobby Thompson TRIO

The Bobby Thompson Trio features Christopher Brown on bass and Ben Tufts on drums. Christopher is best known as a current member of The Ron Holloway Band, and has been touring with that group for a number of years now.

Ben Tufts is one of the hardest working drummers in the Washington DC area, and he and Bobby have worked in various bands (Mud Rey, Laura Tsaggaris) for many years now. This new power trio takes themselves seriously, and it shows in how much fun they have together on and off the stage.

9:00-10:30 p.m. |  Speakers of the House

Speakers of the House is a mash up of two of the area’s more popular and diverse bands, Brian Simms, Warren Boes, Christian Stengle and Matt Everhart from The All Mighty Senators and The Junkyard Saints.

The band was formed to play the old school funk, boogaloo and Latin they all love. Keyboardist Brian Simms and drummer Christian Stengle are graduates of Glenelg High School, in 1986 and 1990 respectively.

Saturday, June 15

12:00-12:45 p.m. | School of Rock Columbia

A fixture in Columbia that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2012, School of Rock Columbia is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

The School’s performance-based approach helps students build the skills they need beyond the stage, too: confidence, teamwork, innovation, art, and humor, just to name a few.

1:00-2:15 p.m.  |  Mr. Gabe & the Circle Time All-Stars

Mr. Gabe is a former stay-at-home dad turned children’s entertainer. He and his band, the Circle Time All-Stars, have been delighting young audiences throughout the DC area for over five years.

Featuring electric guitar, bass and drums, they perform a rockin’ n’ rollin’ mix of traditional songs, family-friendly rock and pop favorites, and witty originals from Mr. Gabe’s two award-winning CDs.

2:30-3:45 p.m.  |  Nelly’s Echo

At age 15, Nelson Emokpae, a.k.a. Nelly’s Echo, moved from his home country of Nigeria to the United States with his entire family, ultimately settling in Baltimore. After self-releasing two successful albums, Nelson appeared on Season 3 of The Voice, winning over fans and judges with his live performance of “Amazing Grace.”

His Music and live shows have been compared to the likes of Jason Mraz and John Mayer, sharing positive messages of life, hope, and love.

4:00-5:15 p.m. |  De Sanguashington

De Sanguashington is one of the premier Colombian bands in the Washington, D.C. area, recognized and beloved by the Colombian and Latino community and those who enjoy international music.

The band plays a variety of Colombian rhythms including vallenato, cumbia (popular folk music from Colombia’s Caribbean region), and tropi-pop (a blend of traditional musical forms with foreign Latin genres, such as salsa and merengue).

5:30-7:00 p.m. |  Six String Soldiers

Six-String Soldiers is a five-member acoustic group performing bluegrass, country, folk, and Americana music. Before coming together in our nation’s capital, these active duty Soldiers served overseas in Iraq, Korea, Germany, and Belgium.

They’ve performed in concert with legends John Fogerty, Darryl Worley, and Harry Connick Jr., and have received national attention on CONAN, Morning Express with Robin Meade, and Home & Family.

7:15-8:45 p.m. |  Alanna Royale

Alanna Royale makes classic-minded R&B and soul music for the modern age. It’s a sound rooted in big melodies, blasts of brass, percussive punch, and old-school grooves, with songs that shine a light on frontwoman Alanna Quinn-Broadus’ larger-than-life voice.

They’ve opened for Lee Fields and St. Paul and the Broken Bones, to name a few. “This band can walk on stage to a crowd of cell phones and blank stares and leave behind a mob of sweaty, enthusiastic new fans.” – American Songwriter

9:00-10:30 p.m. |  Aztec Sun

Funk with Soul band AZTEC SUN hypnotizes the ears and feet of live music lovers. No matter the scale of the venue, this Washington DC- based ensemble produces an upbeat and retro groove steeped in 70's Funk and Soul with overtones of Jazz, Afrobeat and Motown- era pop.

AZTEC SUN performs with a collective mindset, drawing a parallel between the communal nature of music and the community that has grown around the band.

Sunday, June 16

12:00-12:45 p.m. | Marielle Kraft

Marielle Kraft regularly plays across the Mid-Atlantic, sharing stages with names as big as Fatai, Kris Allen, and Betty Who. Her live shows are a seamless narrative that captivate audiences through the natural ebbs and flows of life’s journey through love: for friends, family, partners, and yourself.

In spring 2018, she was crowned Grand Champion of the Muzikarmegeddon Solo Singer-Songwriter Competition, and in June she delivered a Tedx Talk at Firefly 2018, discussing the vital art of honesty rooted in her songwriting process.

1:00-2:15 p.m.  |  Ocho de Bastos

Ocho de Bastos (Eight of Clubs) is one of the most popular and sought after Latin pop rock bands in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Their sound is an energetic fusion of tropical rhythms with Latin rock: a unique guitar sound blended with powerful drums, Latin percussion, and catchy brass riffs comprise their unique style.

Ocho de Bastos was recently described by National Public Radio’s Felix Contreras as “…A DAMN GOOD BAND.”

2:30-3:45 p.m. |  The Sidleys

The Sidleys have created a unique yet universal sound that has been described as high-energy, melodic, soul-influenced indie rock. They have performed at venues and festivals all over the U.S., including the The Kennedy Center, The State Theater, Blues Alley, The Atlas Theater, The Barns at Wolf Trap, Arena Stage, and the Hamilton.

4:00-5:10 p.m. |  Columbia Jazz Band

The 26 member Columbia Jazz Band consists of musicians from all over Howard County. In their non-musical lives, they work in varied professional fields such as medicine, social work, engineering, computer science, education, law, and more.

This accomplished group has performed at the Blues Alley in Georgetown and international jazz festivals in Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, and France.

5:30-7:00 p.m. |  Glenelg Jazz Ensemble

The Glenelg Jazz Ensemble has received more than 60 awards over the last 15 years, including the highest rating at the Maryland State Jazz Festival. Consistently known for their high energy and professionalism, the group has been selected seven times to perform at prestigious international festivals such as the Montreux International Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, the Jazz a Vienne in Lyon, France and the World Jazz Festival in Freiburg, Germany.

Many national and regional jazz artists have shared the stage with the Ensemble, including Maynard Ferguson, The Count Basie Orchestra, Frank Foster, Carl Fischer, Chris Vadala, and Deanna Bogart.

Lakefest Activities

KidzArt – FREE Arts and Crafts Presented in Partnership with KidzArt

Saturday, June 15, 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 16, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Children are invited to explore the visual arts with “artrageously” fun projects led by KidzArt, Howard County’s celebrated advocates of child creativity. Each session will last approximately 45 minutes, and parents must remain with children. Permanent, non-washable materials may be used. Crayons and paper will be available for younger children.

On-site registration is required as space is limited. Don’t miss our special Father’s Day project for dad and child at 12:30 and 3:30 pm on Sunday!

Art Projects with the Columbia Arts Center

Friday, June 14, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 15, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Using recyclable materials to make expressive artwork as a community. This activity takes one of our biggest environmental polluters, and turns it into an art medium. These creations will be displayed on a 3 dimensional framework creating a collaborative masterpiece for the festival goers to observe and enjoy!

Freestyle Painting Techniques

Friday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 15, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Stop by the Columbia Arts Center booth to participate in and learn more about experimental painting processes on alternative surfaces!

Creative Movement Workshop for Children

Saturday, June 15, 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (Pre-K-Third Grade – parents welcome to join)
Saturday, June 15, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (4-6 Grade – parents welcome to join)

This workshop by Bridgman Packer Dance offers a fun, energetic approach to movement exploration. The session emphasizes rhythm, musicality, and imagery that leads to individual expression and movement invention.

On-site registration is required as space is limited.

Create Your Own Reusable Napkin

Friday, June 14, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 15, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Do you want to add some color to your lunchbox? Give cloth napkins a try! Come create useful art that the whole family can enjoy! Come tie dye a cloth napkin for free. Local tie-dye company Roll Up N Dye wants to encourage you to cut down on your family’s use of paper products.

Onsite registration is required. Napkins are provided but limited in number. Each session will last approximately 25 minutes.

Register to Vote!

All Weekend

The Howard County Board of Elections is excited to offer voter registration and election judge recruitment to LakeFest attendees. Stop by and get help with new registrations, address and party changes, and election questions.

Registered voters 16 and up may sign up to work as election judges on Election Day and earn $230.00 while helping their communities!

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