This will be the 3rd annual Hightopps Backstage Bash Music Festival, which is held in Timonium, MD (Baltimore County) at Hightopps Backstage Grille. This year’s festival will feature two stages – one outdoors, and one indoors. The dates of the festival are Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th. This is the first year the festival has expanded to 2 full days.
The festival started out as an idea developed by Edjacated Phools manager Fernando J. Delgado, Edjacated Phools guitarist Logan Sappington and Edjacated Phools vocalist Kyle Sappington in the spring of 2015. The band Edjacated Phools then took the concept to Hightopps Backstage Grille general manager Brandan Bell, and the festival was born. The festival is officially presented and organized by Hightopps Backstage Grille and Edjacated Phools.
The inaugural year of the festival in 2015 drew about 2,000 attendees, while the second year brought out approximately 4,000 attendees throughout the course of the day. This year, the Hightopps Backstage Bash will feature a lineup of over 20 bands for Saturday 9/8, with music going from 12pm noon until 10:45pm on the outdoor stage, and about 1pm until 2am on the indoor stage.
Music on the main stage on Sunday 9/9 will go from 12pm until approximately 8pm. A lineup of 9 bands will play the outdoor stage on Sunday 9/9, with another 10+ bands playing on the inside stage.