An annual music festival that strives to be as hot as the season, for 2019 featuring a dozen-performer lineup headlined by Baltimore’s own Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Also on the bill: Turkauz, Billy Strings, Melvin Seals & JGB w/ John Kadelick, the Dirty Grass Players, Lil Smokies, Travers Brothership, Samantha Fish, Cedric Burnside, Larry McCray, Vanessa Collier, and the Old Part of Town. They’ll be performing from three stages, so there should always be plenty to hear; as always, a hot time is guaranteed for all. Gates open at 11 a.m. Aug. 17 at Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road in Cockeysville. $68-$199. hotaugustmusicfestival.com.