Summer is almost in the air, and what does that spell for Charm City? The arrival of the cultural event that we all look forward to every year, Baltimore AFRAM.
AFRAM is a free event featuring local artists, business owners, and makers who display their goods, talents, and services to thousands of attendees. It is one of the largest African-American, cultural arts fairs on the East Coast.
This year, Mayor Brandon M. Scott has made the call to move the festival up from its usual August date, to coincide with Juneteenth weekend, taking place Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m at the historic Druid Hill Park.
During the official announcement, festival organizers revealed that legendary musical group The Isley Brothers and rapper Ty Dolla $ign are headlining the 46th annual event. You’ll also have the pleasure of seeing Tamar Braxton, Eric Roberson, Ambre’, Eric Bellinger and more perform over the span of the two days.
Saturday, June 17
- Zo! & Tall Black Guy (featuring Deborah Bond)
- Eric Bellinger
- Spinderella (salute to 50th anniversary of hip-hop)
- Ty Dolla$
Sunday, June 18
- Tim Bowman, Jr.
- Eric Roberson
- Tamar Braxton
- Kid Capri
- The Isley Brothers
What WE at Concert Daily are most excited about, is that in addition to the national music acts, they are FINALLY recognizing and putting respect on our own homegrown art form, as it was established that June 17 will also celebrate and be known as Baltimore Club Music Day.
“AFRAM is extremely important for the City of Baltimore as it is one of our most time-honored traditions,” Mayor Brandon Scott said. “This festival provides a unique opportunity for Baltimoreans and visitors to celebrate African-American heritage and culture in our city. I look forward to AFRAM’s amazing lineup which I’m confident people of all ages will enjoy.”