It looks like Baltimore’s AFRAM Festival is returning to the event that everyone once remembered it for. Last year’s iteration came with countless number of changes that caused numerous complaints directed towards Mayor Catherine Pugh, ranging from the scaling back to a one-day abbreviated event, moving from fest from a larger footprint over to a smaller Druid Hill Park area, and then the non-inclusion of any nationally known musical acts. Well folks, it looks like someone listend!
For news that most people will be elated to hear, the festival is returning to its two-day format this year, again over at Druid Hill Park. Slated for the dates of August 11th & 12th, the festival announced its music lineup, which includes some names that people may be a little more familiar with. If you have intentions on coming out this year, you’ll have the opportunity to catch British R&B singer Ella Mai, who’s burning up the R&B charts with her hit “Boo’D Up“, along with Jacquees, Vashawn Mitchell and Baltimore’s own Dru Hill.
As always, this event is totally FREE to the public, but we would suggest getting there early as parking may be a little bit of a situation.
The AFRAM Festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture. This family-oriented event is filled with entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, financial literacy, employment & job training, health & wellness and more. The Baltimore AFRAM Festival is presented by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the City of Baltimore with the support of the advisory board and steering committee.