Rob Baier said he just loves music.
It was that joy that led Baier to help found the band, Faded Image, 15 years ago. In the years since then, Faded Image has become one of the most popular local bands in the region.
Baier, along with bandmates Stuart Sadler (drums/vocals), John Goodman (guitar) and Brian White (bass), play around 60 dates a year across Maryland, Virginia and as far south as Key West, Fla.
Proceeds from the event after expenses will benefit the Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County's Scholarship and Education Fund.
“We play gigs all over the state and our fans have been so supportive through the years,” said Baier, who lives in Middle River. “The festival is for a great cause and our way to help give back.”
Baier said Faded Image has remained popular for so long because the band members try to offer music for a wide range of people. The band performs songs from the 1970s through today, including classic rock, country, pop music, Top 40 and hard rock.
That reputation is well known among Faded Image’s fan base, which does a great job of spreading the word by word of mouth, email and social media, Baier said.
The band has 3,000 email addresses on its distribution list, more than 3,500 Facebook friends and even 5,000 people who receive a quarterly schedule through traditional mail.
“Whether you’re older or younger, we have something for everyone,” Baier said. “We try to make our shows an experience. We want people to forget about all the doom and gloom out there and how much gasoline costs and just come out and have a great time.”
For more information on how to buy tickets for Rockin’ the River, contact Debbie Henninger at 410-982-3476 for ticket information.