Yellow Barn Music Haul: Flip Side Baltimore

May 2023

Kirby Lane Park
1822 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD

"Every citizen a Storyteller"—CJ Williams, Flip Side poet

Music Haul returns to Kirby Lane Park for a performance featuring the words of young poets from St. Luke’s Youth Center and the Park School of Baltimore.

Responding to the poetry of Langston Hughes and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, our SLYC and Park poets, ranging from 5th to 9th grades, have spent the past six weeks writing and collaborating with Yellow Barn musicians to bring the work of these two great creative voices, and their shared dream for humanity, into our lives. Their collective journey culminates on May 10th.

Our performance will take place from 4:30-6pm, followed by a BBQ celebrating our poets, our musicians, and all that their performances show us we share. Please join us!


Otilio Baez
Deja Byers
Maddy Hannibal
Miles Haynes
Eva Lau
Guiliana Mbala
Iva Mei
Thomas Menezes
Mackenzie Morrison
CJ Williams


Jennifer Curtis, violin
Chase Morrin, piano
Charles Overton, harp

Seth Knopp, Artistic Director

Header: Saratoga Street at Kirby Lane Park, Baltimore (photo by Harry Connolly)

INTRODUCING Flip Side: Baltimore

Flip Side Baltimore, a multi-year project celebrating life in a single neighborhood, its people, and the music behind the stories they tell.

Watch a compilation of the first chapter of Flip Side in Baltimore (spring 2022):

Watch an excerpt from our introductory event (November 2021):