Essex Day Festival Partners with Starleigh Entertainment
The New Essex Day Festival Association is pleased to announce it has partnered with Starleigh Entertainment http://www.starleigh.com, who will sponsor the Main Stage and provide the musical acts for the 43rd Annual Essex Day Festival.
The popular rock/country/hip hop band Kanye Twitty is the first of Starleigh Entertainment’s acts to be confirmed for the Essex Day Festival, which will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Starleigh Entertainment Stage, formerly the Main Stage, will be located at Taylor Avenue and Eastern Boulevard. The Essex Day Festival, which runs along the Boulevard from Mace to Woodward Ave., will open with the Baltimore School of Rock at 10 a.m., followed by Opening Ceremonies at Noon. Other musical acts will be announced at a later date.
“We are really excited to sponsor the Essex Day Festival this year,” said Rob Baier, president of Starleigh Entertainment. “This is a great opportunity to get involved with this long-standing community event and showcase our local bands who have many fans throughout Eastern Baltimore County. We are looking forward to providing an all-star lineup for this year’s Essex Day!”
Presented by the New Essex Day Festival Association, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the event will include entertainment on four stages, kiddie karaoke; a kids’ zone with children’s activities; costumed characters; free tours of the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River Museum; arts and crafts, novelty, sports, and food vendors; nonprofit organizations; local businesses and more. This year, the festival has been moved from Sunday to Saturday to accommodate more vendors and a larger crowd.
About the Essex Day Festival
The Essex Day Festival is presented by The New Essex Day Festival Association, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Essex Day began in 1975 as “Super Sunday” with the purpose of raising funds for restoration of the historic Ballestone-Stansbury House. After the restoration was complete, the goal of Essex Day was to help showcase the businesses along Eastern Boulevard and now has become the staple of Essex. Every year, unpaid officials and volunteers of all ages help in making this event a success.