Did someone say you needed another summer festival? Well, ask and you will receive, because we have plenty. On the heels of the Rally 4 Peace brought to you by his Purple Highness Prince, the City of Baltimore will host its annual African American Festival at the Camden Yards Sports Complex on Saturday, June 20th and Sunday, June 21st.
A celebration of African American life, music and culture, this family friendly event has been a mainstay for the Baltimore community for nearly 30 years and is touted as the largest cultural festival on the East Coast boasting over 350,000 music loving people annually. In addition to the music, which there's plenty of, attendees can experience empowerment seminars, a health and wellness pavilion and a tech playground for the kids (and kids at heart).
This year's African American Festival has a stacked lineup. Performers include Faith Evans, Sheila E., SWV, Stephanie Mills, Will Downing and SoulBounce fave Eric Roberson. Also scheduled to take the stage are V. Bozeman and Yazz the Greatest, to help you get your Empire fix as you wait for the new season premiere, as well as David Mann and Tamela Mann, Demetria McKinney and the incomparable hip hop icon Doug E. Fresh. Comedian Chris Spencer and Baltimore native and R&B Divas: LA star Brave Williams will be the hosts with the most for these two jam-packed days of music and fun. If the lineup alone isn't enough to make you pull out your credit card, we've got better news. You can put that wallet away because the event is free, which basically means you have no excuse not to be there if you happen to be in the DMV area June 20th-21st.