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Electronic musician Dan Deacon, hip-hop soul group J Pope and the HearNow, hip-hop artist Joy Postell and experimental duo Wume are just some of the highlights from this year’s stacked Halloween party hosted by Believe in Music and the Maryland Science Center.

In all, more than a dozen bands and a half dozen DJs are performing on six stages, with proceeds benefiting Believe in Music, the nonprofit that helps Baltimore kids write and record their own music.

Now in its seventh year, the party is a partnership between Believe in Music and the Maryland Science Center.

Kenny Liner, executive director of Believe in Music, said organizers have tried to learn after each party and grow it the right way. This year in particular showcases a large swath of the city’s music scene.

“We’ve gotten to a point where we really want to highlight the diversity of amazing Baltimore bands, there’s so many of them,” he said. “I wish we had more slots so we could put more bands on.”

And as it’s become more well-known, the party has become a quick sell-out, with attendees scooping up all the tickets a month out.

“It’s become kind of like an institution for what people do on Halloween in Baltimore,” said Liner.

Tickets, which start at $35, are on sale now. VIP tickets offer early access, food from Mother’s Grille, two Union Craft Brewing beers and a Stevie Wonder tribute set are available for $75.

The party is scheduled for Oct. 27, and regular entry is at 8 p.m. Check out the full lineup below:

Believe In Music Stage
Dan Deacon
Electric Love Machine
J Pope and the HearNow

Charm City Bluegrass Stage
Front Country
The Dirty Grass Players
Caleb Stine
Mushroom Pickers Duo

Friends of Friends Stage
Natural Velvet
Joy Postell
Outer Spaces

The Rooftop Dance Party
James Nasty and Save Your Soul’s Rob Macy

In the IMAX Theater
Three sets performed by

Proper Playground Planetarium
Dripping Wet
Shawn Q
Theta Flux

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore...