Let There Be Rock Fest

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Let There Be Rock Fest

Rhythm Changes presents the first ever Let There Be Rock Festival featuring Jah works, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, and Shaft.

By Rhythm Changes

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Saturday, June 3 · 1:30 - 9pm EDT


Smoketown Brewing Station 223 West Potomac Street Brunswick, MD 21716

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About this event

  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Join us at Smoketown Creekside, Brunswick Md. for the first ever Let There Be Rock Festival, featuring national performing artists and reggae rockers Jah works, and the Md Rockers Jimmie's Chicken Shack. Local legends Shaft, the country soul of Amanda Wilkins, the bluesy Goat Charmers, and the 90's growl of Marc Scot. Let There Be Rock School Frederick and Rhythm Changes Student Band will be opening the festival. A portion of the proceeds will be benefiting local nonprofit, Rhythm Changes. Rhythm Changes works with underprivileged children providing resources and funds to purchase necessary equipment and instruments for private, public, and afterschool programs. Check out rhythmchanges.org for more information.

Doors open at 1:30 show starts at 2pm!

$15 in advance and $20 at the door!

Jah Works

Jah Works is a true grassroots success story that emerged from Baltimore’s reggae scene over 20 years ago. This is music made by and for lovers of real, authentic reggae music. Consistently performing hundreds of shows a year worldwide, they have forged their sound in clubs, festivals and on the sun-drenched beaches of Negril. Their sound is firmly planted in the roots of Jamaican music and culture, encompassing rock steady, reggae, and elements of dancehall and dub. What Jah Works does best is introduce the novice music listener to the fullness of reggae music and culture.

Formed in 1993, the band found their identity while listening to the song “Jah Works” by the classic Jamaican vocal group The Gladiators. Lyrics like “I’m a man of prayer, none of my doings, shall ever go wrong…” and “Jah hear I when I cry” resonated with the members, and so Jah Works was moved to begin writing their own original reggae music. Starting with “Feast or Famine” in 1994, the band has recorded and released 9 albums to date. They have sold over 100,000 copies independently, and with the upcoming release of “Believe”, Jah Works is set to take their music to even higher heights.

Longtime fans know that the Jah Works sound consists of strong vocals over heavy duty original reggae riddims. After a brief hiatus, founding member and original front man, Scotty P. has returned to lead the brothers forward into new musical territory. Together with the rest of the group, they have come up with their best album to date, “Believe” which will be released in 2016. The new album brings the group's evolution full circle, with lush, horn drenched roots reggae music. Mixed by some of reggae music’s top producers, including Jim Fox (Lion & Fox) Tippy I (I Grade), Jason “Jocko” Randall (JBB), Nathan Sabanayagam (Chillhouse Studios), and Baltimore’s own Steve Wright (Wrightway), Jah Works’ latest and greatest effort will cement their standing as one of the finest reggae bands to ever come out of the United States.

Jimmie's Chicken Shack

Jimmie’s Chicken Shack is an American alternative rock band from Annapolis, Maryland. They emerged through MTV as one of the first post-grunge bands of the era. Blending funk-metal with elements of ska and reggae while also demonstrating surprising acoustic prowess, lead vocalist Jimi Haha grew up in Maryland where he played with the group Ten Times Big. After that band broke up, hes now boarded for two years before beginning several acoustic jams with friends. These coalesced into Jimmie’s Chicken Shack. Based in Annapolis, MD, the group formed their own Fowl Records, which became a nexus for the leading bands in the tri-state area. After selling tens of thousands of records, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack signed to Elton John's Rocket Records and released two major-label albums, Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope and Bring Your Own Stereo. Both albums enjoyed chart, radio, and MTV success and produced their best-known hits “High” and “Do Right.” The band subsequently released two more albums Re.Present and Fail on Cue independently. The band has been a fixture on the touring circuit and is renowned for its high energy live performances.


Out of Brunswick Md. Shaft is celebrating their longevity in the area, with possibly their last concert. They hit hard rock in the face!

Amanda Wilkins

Out of West Virginia Md, Amanda brings the sweet country and soul back in a modern sound.

Goat Charmers

Based out Baltimore Md, Goat Charmers Bring the Blues Rock up a notch, check out their recent release "Swamp" for a taste.

Marc Scot

Based out of Westminster Md, Marc brings out the 90's and 80's hits through his own wild adaptions.

Let There Be Rock School Frederick Md

LTBRS Frederick provides amazing music programs for students of all ages. The bands they bring out are young and extremely talented. You don't want to miss tomorrow's superstars.

Rhythm Changes Students Bands

Rhythm Changes works to support the education needs of young students. Working alongside LTBRS Frederick, Rhythm Changes provides necessary funds and scholarship programs for qualified students. A variety of bands will be Onsight representing what Rhythm Changes has accomplished since 2018.

Smoketown Brewing Station has a stellar beverage list along with an all-star kitchen with a full menu.


8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jah Works

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Jimmies Chicken Shack

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM


4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Amanda Wilkins

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Goat Charmers Featuring Marc Scott

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Let There Be Rock School Frederick Md

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rhythm Changes Student bands

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