Festival to bring Towson together
The 47th Annual Towsontown Spring Festival will take place on May 3 and 4 this year, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, and will include its usual attractions of music, vendors, food and fun, as well as some new features.
“It’s a great event, we get 250,000 people here and we love to participate when the college students come,” Executive Director of the Towson Chamber of Commerce Nancy Hafford said.
Hafford also said that this year students may benefit from the Chamber of Commerce’s interaction with the Baltimore Collegetown Network.
“We work with Collegetown Network, putting up advertising in all their buses. So, they’re also going to be going to all the local colleges and picking up students and bringing them into Towson for the weekend, so we’re excited about that,” Hafford said.
As in previous years, the festival, sponsored by the Towson Chamber of Commerce, will span the portion of downtown Towson between York Road and Bosley Avenue. For those without access to the collegetown shuttles, parking in county lots and areas will cost $5.
“All of the music venues are free, so it’s not like anybody has to pay. And I think that’s an important thing nowadays, saving a couple bucks,” Hafford said. “We’ve got some fun things. We’ve got mechanical bulls and about 25 great bands over a two day period.”
Among those bands will be country acts like Marshall Law and Ashley Forrest, as well as rock groups like The Amaretto Meltdowns, Great Train Robbery, That’s What She Said and U2 tribute band, 2U.
The event also has it’s own app, listed as “47th Annual Towsontown Spring Festival,” that smartphone users will be able to take advantage of to get information about performance locations and times, event vendors and sponsors.
Users can also use the app to plan their days and manage their time while they’re at the festival.
“They can make a schedule and let their friends know what music garden they’re going to be in,” Hafford said. “So they can let their friends know what acts they want to see.”
Hafford said that she’s looking forward to the event.
“We take up 10 blocks and close down the whole town for two days so we’re looking forward to an exciting, beautiful warm weather weekend,” Hafford said.