The winner of the Band 2 Band Combat Contest will get the chance to play the opening act of the Downtown Countdown 2011.
CARBON LEAF 10:15-11:30pm
As Carbon Leaf approaches their 20th year of award-winning recording and touring, the band enters 2011 with more creative designs to independently produce a steady stream of new music. With nine albums under their belt, Carbon Leaf will release a live CD and DVD in early 2011, a full length CD slated for the Fall, and multiple songs and EPs throughout the year. The Richmond, Virginia-based group began as an independent band in 1992, then signed on with Vanguard Records for a three album stint in 2004. Along the way, Carbon Leaf scored hit singles at both AAA and Hot AC Radio with "Life Less Ordinary" and "The Boxer," placed first in the International Songwriting Competition, won an American Music Award, and recorded the music for Universal's Curious George II soundtrack in 2010.
Say goodbye to 2010 in style in the Hyatt's Constellation Ballroom with Baltimore's largest balloon drop and count-down to the New Year.
DJ KOPEC 11:45pm-2am
DJ Kopec has captivated the Baltimore music scene with his unparalleled talent. His charisma, energy and passion distinguish him in the entertainment industry. Selected for three straight years to perform at Baltimore Magazine’s “Best of Baltimore Party”. DJ Kopec is currently the official DJ for Under Armour, Baltimore Magazine and the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders.

DJ Urban Cowboy is back for his 2nd Downtown Countdown Appearance! Starting out in his own basement and then moving to small private events, DJ Urban Cowboy grew to a prominent figure in the DC Nightlife community. After a long stand playing the hottest venues in DC, he took his talent and passion for music on the road to NYC, where he brought music to the masses all over city and the world. Now back in his original studio outside DC in the suburbs of MD, DJ Urban Cowboy works everyday to find new ways to keep rocking crowd night after night! DJ Urban Cowboy BRINGS IT to every show and ready to rock Baltimore at this years Downtown Countdown!

THE MARYLAND SUITES - RIOT ACT COMEDY LOUNGE (Comedians subject to change)

RIOT ACT COMEDY LOUNGE 9:30-11:50pm (shows every 30 min)
Five hilarious comedians will be showcased in the Maryland Suites - Riot Act Comedy Lounge, and will be sure to keep you laughing all night. More information on specific comedians performing will be available soon!

THE REAL GENIUSES 12:15-2:00am
Over the past few years THE REAL GENIUSES have honed their musical and technical skills while playing regularly for huge crowds of all ages at weddings, private functions, and on the Baltimore/DC club circuit. Their talent and reliability have turned them into a highly sought-after party/wedding/event band. THE REAL GENIUSES focus mostly on the 80’s new wave/party songs, however, their enormous song catalog spans from the 50’s to the early 90’s, which makes them versatile enough to play just about any event that could use a live band. The band comes fully stocked with male AND female vocalists, so there isn’t a song that these guys (and gal) can’t pull off. That being said, THE REAL GENIUSES are far from your ordinary “cover band.” Whereas most cover bands try to duplicate the songs they play as closely as possible, THE REAL GENIUSES pride themselves on pumping a new, stronger energy into their live performances.