The Sowebohemian Arts and Music Festival is held every year on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. It gets its name from the Baltimore neighborhood in which it’s held, Sowebo… an abbreviation for Southwest Baltimore. Just a month prior, Baltimore was making headlines worldwide for the demonstrations and rioting following the death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore police custody. Some of the rioting and looting took place only blocks from this neighborhood. Since then, the city has “calmed down”, to a degree. Six police officers have been indicted.