This past weekend, Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School held the annual Baltimore Rhythm Festival. Although the festival is within walking distance (about one mile away from campus) we decided to ride the Charm City Circulator’s purple line down to Penn Station to get a free head start. Our total commute time shrunk from over 30 minutes to just over 10, and, we were still fresh for the festival when we arrived.
The rhythm festival is far from the typical idea of a music festival nowadays. Instead of loud, sweaty and crazy, the environment is relaxed, and it took place in the playground of an elementary school. While children went down slides, their parents grooved to the beats and watched the performers. Surrounding the playground were stands where local artisans sold crafts and trinkets.