Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival

The Roots Music Festival returns as an in-person event in 2022, live on the campus of McDaniel College, featuring mandolin virtuosos Mike Marshall and Caterina LIchtenberg!



Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Boojum (Joe Troop, Nokosee Fields, Trey Boudreaux, Ryan Nickerson) Mandolins on the Hill (Barry Mitterhoff, Danny Knicely, Radim Zenkl, Wayne Fugate, Tim Porter, Chris James), Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Steáfán Hannigan & Saskia Tomkins, Sheila Arnold, A.J. & Liza, Brenda & Skip Anna, Randy Barrett, Steve Bloom, Kelly Brzozowski, Kathy Bullock, Andy Cohen, Dan Collins, Amy Ferebee, Carter Giegerich, Lea Gilmore, Susan Boyer Haley, Slim Harrison, Josh Hisle, Ken Kolodner, Bob Lucas, Randy Mayer, Mary Lynn Michal, David Morris, Harry Orlove, Pun Plamondon, Port Righ, Henry Reiff, Bob Rychlik, Sankofa, Joe Selly, Rodney Sutton, Dave Thomen, Bill Troxler, The Vanavers, Probably Whiskey, Cary Wolfson, Jeremy Wright

Host Band: Walt Michael & Co.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

On the AIR-CONDITIONED campus of McDaniel College
Juried Art Vendors
Food Vendors
Professor Louie & the Crowmatix
NOTE: The 51st Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention will take place in the morning! Competition categories include Band, individual instruments including guitar, fiddle, banjo, Celtic instrument, and youth. Includes the 2nd Annual Eileen Carson Schatz Memorial Clogging Competition and the Claude Martin Memorial Fiddle Award. Competition fee includes All Access to all Roots Music & Arts Festival events! Deer Creek info HERE.

Robert H. Chambers Award for Excellence in the Traditional Arts 2022 Recipients:

Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg

Caterina Lichtenberg & Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg

Click here to see past recipients of the Robert H. Chambers Award!

Interested in being a vendor? Email for the vendor application!

Additional information coming soon!


Something For Everyone

Schedule a week or two, or three! Or, just sprinkle some classes in between other commitments.

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