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2002, May 21
Music City Maryland
Catonsville has developed a reputation for music with the concentration of music-related businesses along Frederick Road and Baltimore National Pike. The popularity of our retail outlets and summer concerts attract people from the entire East Coast. Our local music business includes the sale of instruments, books, sheet music, recordings, and concert tickets. There are also rentals, and music lessons. The number of music-related businesses is growing every year.

The music connection with Catonsville was recently recognized by the Washington Post in an article dated October 6, 2001: "But what gives Catonsville national appeal and has helped earn the town a reputation as 'Music Row' are the numerous music stores scattered along Frederick Road, the main street of the older central area that locals call 'the village.' The shops are like museums that detail pop music's explosion over the past 40 years, particularly the guitar's rise to dominance. When you walk down Frederick road you can often hear the sounds of swing, the wail of jazz, and the thump of rock-and-roll bursting out of the shop windows."

Catonsville is the home of the very popular outdoor concert series at the Lurman Woodland Theatre. Every weekend during the summer there are live music acts from a variety of styles including bluegrass, rock & roll, barbershop, Caribbean, Irish, big band, and more. The concerts are free to the public.

On May 21, 2002, the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce received the proclamation from the Maryland General Assembly declaring Catonsville "Music City Maryland."

For more information on Music City Maryland, contact the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce at 410-744-4169 or Email us

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Catonsville and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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