While the main draw of Light City Baltimore is its illuminated tech-art, music will play a significant role, as well.
Prominent musical artists include those with Baltimore-area ties (Dan Deacon, Spank Rock, Thomas Dolby) and national acts like DJ Jazzy Jeff, Robert DeLong and more. The artists, most of whom are local, will perform across two stages (Club Light City, Harbor East Stage).
Aside from the official Light City roster, local venues will also host performances and events throughout the city to coincide with the festival.
To help keep track, check out our rundown of events, all of which are free:
• Club Light City (West Shore Park, 401 Light St.)
Baltimore-area fans looking to celebrate, mourn or imitate the life and music of David Bowie will have their chances as more tribute events for the artist ¿ who died Sunday from cancer, an illness few knew the 69-year-old had ¿ have been announced.
Creative Alliance's Light City Lantern Parade (7 p.m., March 28): The Morgan State University drumline, Mariachi Rey Azteca, Baltimore Twilighters Marching Band and more will perform as families march one mile from Rash Field (201 Key Highway) to Columbus Piazza (intersection of Eastern Avenue and President Street). For more information, go to creativealliance.org.
Big Hope for Baltimore Conference (3 p.m.-6 p.m., March 28): The American Visionary Art Museum will host this conference, which focuses on how Medellin, Colombia significantly cut its murder rate and won the "International City of the Year" award, and how such a transformation could occur in Baltimore. To register or for more information, go to avam.org.
Bright Lights Youth Festival (2 p.m.-7 p.m., April 1-2): Light City will host free conferences and workshops geared toward young people at the IMET Columbus Center (701 E. Pratt St.). Scheduled events include "What Art Reveals About the Human Brain," a performance by Paul Laurence Dunbar High School student Lil Key and more. To register or for more information, go to lightcity.org.
Mini Light City (7 p.m.-9 p.m. each night, except 7 p.m.-10 p.m. April 2): Illuminated craft activities, children's performers and event-related snacks for the kids, located near Pier 5 off Eastern Avenue. For more information, go to lightcity.org.