By AFRO Staff

The Billie Holiday Music and Arts Festival took place on Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore. The event was hosted by April Watts and featured a wide range of performances from the likes of John Milton Wesley, the Brencore Allstars and Symphony Black Jazz. 

The day is meant to celebrate the beauty of Baltimore’s Art scene, while also paying homage to Billie Holiday, the world-renowned Jazz singer who was born Eleanora Fagan Gough

in Philadelphia, but raised on the streets of Charm City.