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About Catonsville, "Music City" MD



Celebrating 20 years of Music City Maryland designation!


In May of 2002, The Maryland General Assembly, from an initiative of the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, declared Catonsville Music City Maryland.


The community has a rich heritage of music merchants, products, social media presence, live performances, and music education. The designation – Music City Maryland – is an invitation to all to enjoy the music of the community as well as fine dining, unique shopping experiences, natural beauty, and recreation opportunities in the charming atmosphere of small-town America.


Since 2002, positive reaction to the designation expanded the number of live performances, encouraged the creation of small businesses, and became a catalyst for a state designation of a local Arts District.


And this is only the beginning. Music City Maryland is a source of community pride along with an opportunity for all to benefit from the promotional potentials!

~ Bruce VanDervort, Promotional Consultant




Local live music performances:


- Music City Maryland Festival

- Concerts

- Lurman Woodland Theatre summer concerts

- Frederick Road Fridays (summer concert series)

- Catonsville Presbyterian Church Concert Series

- Charlestown Community Concert Series

- UMBC Music Box

- Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena

- Catonsville Clubhouse Baltimore Co Arts Guild

- Catonsville High School Steel Drum Band


Music-oriented Merchants:

- Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe

- Bill’s Music House

- The Piano Man

- The Band Shoppe

- Baltimore Brass Company

- Trax on Wax


Gift Shops:

- Pat’s Porch

- Better World Imaginarium

- Blue Iris Flowers

- The Artful Flea

- Objects Found

- Catonsville Custom Framing & Fine Art

- The Stitching Post

- Cloverhill Yarn Shop

- Write On


Other Catonsville Attractions:

- Wednesday and Sunday Farmers’ Markets

- Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival 

- Catonsville Fourth of July Celebrations

- Benjamin Banneker Museum

- Catonsville Rails to Trails system

- And so much more!

Legendary WJZ-13 news broadcaster, Marty Bass visited Bill's Music in Catonsville, "Music City" for his Where's Marty segment. Bill and Marty talk about Catonsville's "Music City" designation and the iconic Bill's logo that has graced Frederick Road for over 57 years!

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