Don’t miss the ninth annual “Hoodstock” — featuring live acoustic music in the spirit of the Woodstock era — at the B&O Railroad Museum on Saturday, September 8.

What began as a few friends having a live music party in Otterbein has now become an annual fundraiser to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland. The 2011 event raised more than $40,000 with an estimated attendance of over 300.

Headlining this year’s musical extravaganza is “4andO,” an acoustic rock band that features bankers and businessmen (yes, over 40) from Otterbein, Federal Hill and Baltimore County who throw off their ties and pick up their guitars to rock out. Fans attend Hoodstock in their best hippie garb, enjoy a great festival of music, food, wine, and beer and make donations in support of UCP.

Tickets are $35 in advance and available online. Tickets are $40 at the door.

The B&O Railroad Museum will be open for tours throughout the event. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with music starting at 5:30. “4andO” will perform at 8 p.m. Dress is casual, but only if you can’t find your bell bottoms, tie-dye and peace sign.