Music & Performers

Main Stage

12:00PM – The Wild Anacostias

Hyattsville’s premiere New Orleans-style street band.

1:15PM – East River Band

East River Band is a 4-piece progressive rock outfit based in the DMV area. In just one year’s time, they have become a common fixture at venues across three states and seven cities. Along with covers of classic rock, country, and blues standards, they are known for their highly melodic songwriting style and psychedelic improvisational breaks. This winter, the band plans to release an EP along with continuing their ambitious touring schedule.

2:30PM – Groovalicious 70s Dance Band

Playing all the hits from the decade of boogie and the dance floor at Studio 54. Groovalicious is a 70s Dance Band & Disco Revival.

4:00PM – MONSOON & S.T.O.R.M Reggae Band

A strong reggae band that’s highly entertaining and talented, consider Jamaican-born reggae artist MONSOON with S.T.O.R.M Reggae Band! Expect reggae, roots and culture, favorite cover songs, and a twist of soca, with a musical delivery that’s truly authentic. MONSOON & S.T.O.R.M Reggae Band joined together to deliver the fiercest live entertainment shows in the reggae industry.

Family Stage

12:00PM – Sense of Wonder

Husband and wife singer-songwriters Rick and Audrey Engdahl have long delighted families and children in the DC area with their fun, clever, and lyrically beautiful songs, such as Caterpillar, KMC-1002, on albums such as Imagine That! and Sense of Wonder.

1:00PM – The Great Zucchini Magic Show

The Great Zucchini, Washington’s funniest and most magical PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN entertainer, performs a colorful magic show where every child is a star and guaranteed to laugh!
For over 25 years, The Great Zucchini has been entertaining young children. He performs his hands-on, interactive magic shows for more than 700 groups a year.

In addition to appearing at hundreds of schools and thousands of birthday parties throughout Maryland, Virginia, and DC, The Great Zucchini has also entertained at the 9:30 Club, DC Improv, Arlington Cinema Drafthouse, Historic 6th and I Synagogue, ABC 7 “Let’s Talk Live,” numerous embassies, Jammin’ Java, Avalon Theatre, and Celebrate Fairfax.

2:00PM – Barry Louis Polisar Family Concert

Barry Louis Polisar is an author, songwriter, poet, and storyteller for children who also writes songs and books for adults. He performs his songs on two different Grammy Award-winning albums and sings his song All I Want is You in the opening credits of the Academy Award-winning movie Juno.

Barry’s songs are featured in television shows, feature films, and dozens of TV ads throughout the world. His books and poems have been translated into other languages and his songs have been recorded and performed by singers and musicians internationally. He has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader and starred in a television show for children that won two Emmy awards.

3:00PM – College Park Community Center Zumba

3:45PM – The Great Paper Airplane Competition

Do you have what it takes to be College Park’s Top Pilot? How are your engineering skills? We are looking for the best of the best…or at least the plane that can go the farthest. Join us for the College Park Great Paper Airplane Competition! Come to the family stage at 3:45PM with your plane already built/folded (must use one of our College Park Day sheets of paper) and be ready to FLY! We’ll run two heats: 6– 7 years old and 8 to 11 years old. The longest flight wins! Come on Test Pilots, earn your wings!

4:00PM – Bridgette Michaels

Bridgette Michaels has island vibes woven throughout the fabric of her culturally diverse music that is fun for the whole family. Bridgette is a singer/songwriter who grew up in Trinidad, was born in Jamaica and loves all types of music including country, rock, folk, pop, blues and more. She smoothly incorporates the island feel into her originals and many popular, well-known cover songs loved by all generations. 

5:15PM – Zig Zag the Kids Party Magician

Zig Zag from Funmakers. Laugh out loud entertainment and more.

Wandering Performers


The University of Maryland Gymkana troupe is an outreach program of the School of Public Health. The Gymkana troupe promotes its message of healthy choices through its unique gymnastic and acrobatic performances and programs. We aim to inspire healthy, drug-free lifestyles through performances, mentorship, camps, and outreach activities at schools and community events.

Bubble Monger Homer Twig

The man that can create whale-sized bubbles, Homer Twit will be onsite all day, making bubbles and entertaining the masses.

Terrapin Brass Quintet

TERRAPIN BRASS, the Graduate Fellowship brass quintet at the University of Maryland School of Music, will be here to put on a concert.  

The Amazing Larry Vee

I will show people, children and adults, a great time with comic juggling hula-hoop, unicycle, pogo stick tricks, fire eating and, if you like, balloon animals. This is an exciting, award-winning, original act filled with extraordinary feats of skill & pizzazz.