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THE PATAPSCO FLEA MARKET IS ALIVE IN THE COMMUNITY

by: Rosa Pryor Special to the AFRO
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Hello folks! How are you? Honey child, I just love all this live entertainment that is going on in the Baltimore Metropolitan area this year. Girlfriend! Baltimore City and the counties are presenting artists in locations we usually don’t go to for entertainment. I mean, places like the Patapsco Flea Market having free concerts, now that is awesome! I love it. Thanks to my son from another mother, Brian Hall, known too many as “T-Shirt Brian,” the owner of D.O.T. Sport & Promotions. Also, the owners and management of Patapsco Arena, Sandy Hyatt, Wes Souders and Joe Bruzchalski, have come together and started a new thing at 1400 W. Patapsco Avenue. They also are celebrating 35 years in the same location. It is great for the community and great for people from all walks of life to hang out together, lie back in their lawn chairs, eat, drink, go shopping and listen to good music provided by DJ Mike Jones.

The legendary Spindles will be performing at the Patapsco Flea Market, 1400 W. Patapsco Avenue in a free concert on Sunday, August 13 from 12-5 p.m.

And folks can witness some of the best local and national acts on stage entertain you. They have indoor and outdoor vendors, a cash bar, an open bar-b-que pit with ribs and corn on the cob, hot steamed crabs, free parking and other goodies. Make sure you meet me there on Sunday, August 13 from 12-5 p.m. to see live entertainment by the group called Simply Black, First Impressions, Mr. Berman of, First Class, Epiphany, Ms. Bee, Ms. Shay and the headliner, the legendary Spindles. Plus, to top it off a special guest honoree, Herb Fame from the internationally known R&B and Disco recording duo, Peaches & Herb will be there.

Bridget George, a local vocalist known as “Ms. Bee,” will take the stage at the Patapsco Flea Market on Sunday, August 13 along with 14 other acts from the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area.

Another free concert is at the Avenue Bakery in their courtyard on August 5 from 4-8 p.m., on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue & Baker Street. Performing for your entertainment is the PS Music Group featuring, Mesha. They are serving lite fare and drinks, which are on sale. Take your folding chairs and camera and enjoy.

The Summer Spirit Festival is for two days, August 5 and August 6 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, MD. On August 5, the live entertainment will include Babyface, Fantasia, Common and De La Soul. On August 6, the entertainment includes Bell Biv, Devoe, SWV, The Internet, and En Vogue.

Philip Thomas, renowned drummer and his quintet will be performing at Germano’s Piattini, an Italian kitchen and bar lounge located at 300 South High Street in Baltimore starting at 7 p.m. on August 4. For more information, call 410-752-4515 or visit www.germanospiattini.com.

Live jazz is still HOT! The Sculpture Garden of the Baltimore Museum of Art hosts regional and national talents at the Garden. Please mark your calendar. Coming up is Kevin Mahogany with the Dave Stryker Group on August 4, Tracey Curbeam will be performing on Saturday August 18 and Ethel Ennis will be performing on August 25. All shows start at 7 p.m.

Wake Campbell, renowned recording artist, saxophonist from the Washington, DC area, will perform at the eighth annual Jazz/R&B Under the Stars Extravaganza, sponsored by Rosalyn Gaines for the American Cancer Society, August 5 from 6-11 p.m. at the Lorraine Garden, 1021 Hartmont Road, Catonsville, Maryland. Take your own lawn chairs for the tented seating. For ticket information, call 443-413-1470. They are serving food and it is BYOB.

It is called, “WTMD’s First Thursday Concert in the Park,” now thru September 6 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the West Mt. Vernon Park at Charles and Monument Streets. Enjoy live music in Mount Vernon, courtesy of Towson University’s radio station, WTMD 89.7 radio station. Take your lawn chairs, your picnic basket and BYOB, or you can purchase beverages from the vendors who will be set up during the concert. It is Free!

Well, my friends, I am out of space. Enjoy your week and the concerts. Remember if you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

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