BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s one of the biggest musical events of the year in the Baltimore area and it happens this weekend.
Stanstock started as a Facebook page and grew into two days of music in Parkville.
Thirty bands will perform over the two-day festival.
The festival is named after Stan Gibson, a local musician who began a Facebook page as a tribute to local bands. It’s also a benefit for the Nicole Van Horn trust fund. A 14-year-old who she died of cancer.
“Everybody is putting their time out there for a reason and that is to raise money for these kids with cancer.” said Bobby Hird, musician from Crack the Sky.
Sunday is 9/11 and there will be a special observance as part of Stanstock. A rolling memorial will be unveiled, honoring the 68 Marylanders lost that day and those have died in war since.
The tribute is part of the ultimate musical family reunion that will be held at McAvoy’s in Parkville.
Stanstock also benefits the “Catch a lift” foundation which helps veterans.