Ballyhoo! + Oliver Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

Ballyhoo! + Oliver Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

Higher Education, Edjacated Phools

Fri Oct 26

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Stage

$20.00 - $35.00

This event is all ages

  • Full dinner and drink menu available
  • he Premier Plus section is a raised area with reserved seats at tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Hailing from the east coast, Baltimore alt-rockers Ballyhoo! have been on the road, taking their melodic anthems to the people for over a decade. Their “On Tour Forever” work ethic has taken them all over the country, steadily building a fan base of loyal “Hooligans.”

In 2013, the band cracked the Billboard 200 chart at #189 with their 5th album, “Pineapple Grenade," released on their own label,
Right Coast Records.

In 2014, the album was followed by an EP, “The Cool Down: Vol. 1,”
a collection of acoustic renditions of classic Ballyhoo! songs as well as 3 brand new songs:
“Beach Party,” “ADHD” & “Overnight Sensation.”

2015 brought even more touring and music with the band supporting well known ska-punkers Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish, Rock/Reggae icons Pepper, while also releasing two singles: “Fast Times” & “Mixtape.” The latter will appear on the band’s new album, “girls." slated to be released this Summer. Ballyhoo! joined forces with PledgeMusic, rallying fans to be a part of the making of this new album. The campaign was a success with well over 100% funding.

Now in 2016 with a new album of songs produced by Paul Leary (Sublime) & Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More),
Ballyhoo! is back out on the grind.
Higher Education
Higher Education
Higher Education continues to craft a unique sound comprised of 90s rock melded with traditional reggae that originates from the Washington, DC College Park scene. Besides making their presence known while playing residencies at key venues, Higher Education has extended its reach along the east coast, out west, and across international borders. Brothers Petey and Danny Devaney constantly discover new ways to integrate both reggae vibes and psychedelic inspirations into the electricity of rock and roll, with classic and contemporary influences such as dance hall reggae, 90s rock, and 60s guitar psychedelia.

Weaving in and out of genres, cities and towns, Higher Education's new album "Gift Called Life" is available everywhere now! Check out the events for the latest "Gift Called Life Tour" shows!
Edjacated Phools
Edjacated Phools
The Edjacated Phools are a 6-piece fusion band based in Baltimore, MD. Comprised of Devin Barone (drums), Tyler Garrison (bass), Nick Hatzis, (vocals) Kyle Sappington (vocals), Logan Sappington (guitar, vocals), and Ben Yancheski (keys), they combine a unique blend of rock, reggae, hip-hop, ska and punk influences into a unique sound that is truly unlike any other band. Formed in 2014, the Edjacated Phools have been making noise on the east coast with their dynamic guitar playing, smooth basslines and booming vocals, complemented with melodic keyboards, intricate leads, intense drums and hip-hop icing to complete their powerful sound. In April 2016, the Edjacated Phools recorded and released their EP under legendary reggae producer Jim Fox (Inner Circle, Rebelution, SOJA, The Wailers, Don Carlos) at Lion and Fox Studios in College Park, MD.

The band played its first show in January of 2015, and since then have had the privilege of playing alongside some amazing bands, including: The Expendables, Big Something, Passafire, Roots Of Creation, Higher Education, Pasadena, Bumpin Uglies, Big Infinite, Stacked Like Pancakes, The Henchmen, Bencoolen, The Milestones, and Dale and the ZDubs. The band also recently had the honor of playing at the 35th Annual Artscape Festival in Baltimore, MD this past July, and also organized and curated the very first Hightopps Backstage Bash music festival in Baltimore County in September 2016.

The band has an exciting first quarter of 2017 in store, recently having been selected to open for The Expendables for a second time on March 14th at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, as well Badfish on May 5th at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. The band will also be playing the Light City Festival in Baltimore on April 6th, and the Johns Hopkins Spring Fair on April 30th.
Venue Information:
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024