Although Saturday will bring more than 50 bands and a bunch of vendors to Ellicott City Fall Fest and the Main Street Music Festival, there's no way you will be able to see everything, so here are some of the must-see acts throughout the day.
Jeni Porter, the event manager for the Ellicott City Business Association, recommended three of the bands playing on the outside stages throughout downtown, and organizers of the indoor entertainment said two acts are must-see.
"I love all of these guys so much–they've been such huge supporters of our town," Porter told Patch.
Dirty Secret - Heavy Seas Stage 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Porter said the dueling guitars of Dirty Secret will be an exciting show of rock and blues. The Howard County band describes itself as having an Allman Brothers instrumental sound with vocals comparable to Janis Joplin.
"You kind of get mesmerized as you watch them," Porter said.
Root Three - Heavy Seas Stage 12-1:45 p.m.
Consisting of only three members, Root Three mixes the unique sound of guitar, drums and sousaphone into a stripped down blend of funk and jazz instrumentals.
"It's pretty incredible to watch and listen to," said Porter.
Kelsey Abbott - Main Stage 12-12:30 p.m.
A 13-year-old country songwriter, Kelsey Abbott will show off some of her skills as a singer-songwriter in the opening act on the main stage. Abbott will be taking her skills along to a Kellie Pickler concert later this year, where she will sing the National Anthem.
Sons of the Radio - Diamondback Tavern 5:30-6 p.m.
The Baltimore-based rock band Sons of the Radio will bring their talents to the Diamondback Tavern, as they work on their second album.
Victims of Experience - Diamondback Tavern 2:30-3 p.m.
The female-fronted Victims of Experience will show their rock skills in the Diamondback Tavern.