Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice is the third act for a third straight year the Maryland State Fair has landed, appealing to a younger "teenybopper" crowd.
Wow, I feel old for putting "teenybopper" in quotes.
These acts have been wildly popular in the past with Justin Bieber's concert two years ago selling out in—literally—minutes and Selena Gomez attracting over 10,000 to Timonium.
Justice will be performing on stage alongside Max Schnieder at 7:30 p.m. in the infield of the fairgrounds racetrack. Tickets are still available for tonight's concert.
For Timonium residents and out-of-town fairgoers, the star power that comes with someone like Justice means very different things.
For those coming to the concert:
Parking is a challenge. Factor in that it's 1) Labor Day Weekend 2) The Grand Prix of Baltimore weekend and 3) The Maryland State Fair's more popular weekend.
Assume you will not get a parking space in the main Maryland State Fairgrounds lot off of York Road unless you leave mid-afternoon.
That said, you should look for parking at one of the nearby light rail stops convenient to the fairgrounds. I suggest the following:
124 Ridgely Road
2379 Greenspring Drive
(The parking lot is adjacent to the fairgrounds entrance. Just don't get hit by a train crossing over the tracks.)
98 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley,MD 21031
300 West Warren Road
Hunt Valley,MD 21031
(The Hunt Valley stops are actually better because you will avoid congestion when you return to your car after the show.)
Do not park in a shopping center nearby because you will be towed. They are fierce about towing in Baltimore County, especially in Timonium, especially during the "11 best days of summer."
Also, don't forget to upload your photos from the concert to our Neighborhood Gallery.
For Timonium residents:
With great teen musicians come extremely loud fans.
Be prepared to hear some of the following catchy selections tonight if you have to live within a mile radius of the fairgrounds:
- Victorious Cast feat. Victoria Justice - Beggin' On Your Knees
- Maroon 5 Medley! - Victoria Justice & Max Schneider
- Victorious Cast feat. Victoria Justice - Freak The Freak Out
- Victoria Justice - Best Friends Brother (BFB)
And don't forget that we're going to have to do it all over again Saturday night, as the fairgrounds play host to The Band Perry.