Sidewalk Serenades: Marc Avon Evans & Irvin Madden

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Sidewalk Serenades: Marc Avon Evans & Irvin Madden

Close (But Not Too Close) Personal Concerts

SAT JUN 27 | 3PM, 4PM, 5PM, 6PM, & 7PM
$100 (+$5 Service Fee)​

Saturday JUNE 27 | $100 (+$5 Service Fee)​






Marc Avon Evans is one of the smoothest vocalists you will ever get a chance to hear. For these Serenades he teams up with guitarist Irvin Madden for a Marvin Gaye meets Hendrix soul session on the sidewalk. The two have travelled the world together and collaborated on three records. Expect some Motown and soul classics, Top 40, and some originals, all played with the joy and spirit that Marc and Irvin bring to every performance. 

Baltimore native Marc Avon Evans possesses one of the most soulful baritones you will ever hear. Blues & Soul Magazine has compared Evans' velvety voice to the R&B legend Donny Hathaway for both its power and subtlety.

The versatility and depth of Evan’s songwriting craft makes him stand out even further with beloved releases in the neo-soul, house, acoustic hip-hop, folk, and spoken word realms. Inspired by greats like Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Sting, and Sade, Evans decided to focus on his lyrical development and perform on the open-mic poetry circuit. 

“I desired to be a better lyricist. Mainstream radio is full of great voices with little to say. I wanted my lyrics to be able to stand on their own.”


About Sidewalk Serenades:

As you likely know, working musicians, dancers, magicians, burlesque performers, aerialists, and other performance-based artists have had their gigs and their livelihoods cancelled for the foreseeable future. Join Creative Alliance in creating performance opportunities for these artists throughout Baltimore while simultaneously respecting the need for everyone to keep a safe distance.


Creative Alliance is once again offering you the opportunity to have a short performance of two to three songs delivered to the front of your home (or a friend/loved one’s home) for a small fee.


Performers will come to the confirmed address, text the residence upon arrival and, like a burst of sunlight through these gray skies, share their talents from the sidewalk. The donations from each of these performance events will be shared between the artist and Creative Alliance to help keep the arts alive and thriving in Baltimore!


The Basics:

  • Performers will come to the front of your (or loved ones) home and will perform for 10-20 minutes.
  • Concerts will be scheduled on the hour, and you can purchase them on the Creative Alliance website.
  • Ticket sales end when all slots are booked OR 8am day of the concerts.
  • If there is poor weather, concerts will be rescheduled to the next nice day, if possible


What if I want to purchase a concert for someone else??? 

  • Just leave the name, address, and cell number of the person the concert is for in the COMMENTS Section when you check out online.


What if I live in an apartment?

  • Performers will not enter an apartment or shared home but can perform in front of the complex or on the side of a building. This situation is better suited for louder musicians (horn players, trios etc).


What if I would like a performance but just can't afford it at this time?

While there is a fee per concert, there are opportunities for those without the means to still enjoy some live music. Musicians have been asking to do additional community performances for free. If you are in need, know someone in need, or work at an organization of essential workers (a hospital, perhaps) and have a safe space for a performance to occur, reach out to to coordinate.

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