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LIMITED TIX AT DOOR! 2024 Baltimore Crankie Festival – Virtual Tix Still Available!

Sun, May 5th 3:00 pm in the The Theater


Virtual Stream Tickets Are Available!



General Admission

All in Person Shows SOLD OUT!


All in Person Shows SOLD OUT!

Reserved Front Row

All in Person Shows SOLD OUT!

Festival Supporter

All in Person Shows SOLD OUT!

Baltimore Crankie Festival
Roots of Creativity
Limited tickets will be available at the door. After selling out, an in-person waitlist will begin one hour before each showtime and will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis. You must be present to purchase a seat if it becomes available off the waitlist. Virtual tickets are still available!

Watch the world’s greatest stories unroll before your eyes! Baltimore’s beloved festival of scrolled panoramas, known as “crankies,” returns for its 10th year of fireside wonder! The festival, the largest of its kind in the country, works with artists to showcase crankies from Baltimore and beyond!

A crankie is basic in concept: it is a scroll that provides the visual narration to a story or song. Versions of the crankie have been around for hundreds of years, if not longer; their most recent iteration is directly linked to moving panoramas popular in the 19th Century. In recent years, artists have begun to embrace the intimacy of the format, creating multi-layered, immersive experiences for audiences.

The 2024 Crankie Festival features:

Elizabeth LaPrelle | West of Roan | Emily Schubert | The Lantern Sisters | kolpeace | Marty Allen & Leigh |  Walter | Marian McLaughlin | Marianne Ross | Salvatore Geloso | Zach Serleth

All performances will feature the same lineup of artists and musicians. To read more about the artists, click HERE.

Interested in seeing more crankies or performing one yourself? Join us for the first ever Open Crank! For more information and tickets, click HERE.

Baltimore Crankie Fest
Crankie Fest 2023 | Emily Schubert
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