By AFRO Staff

This Labor Day weekend, the Love Groove Music Festival is back for its third annual music extravaganza. Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, the festival will transition to a virtual backdrop featuring eight local artists over a two day period. Founded in 2017, this showcase aims to bring all genres of music together for a uniquely blended musical experience.

(l-clockwise) John Tyler, guitarist and founder of Love Groove, Singer Ang the Alien, Kudo NYC banging his drum and Isaac Chang blowing his horn. (Photos by Brandon Armstrong)

The festival puts Baltimore’s rising stars on display, and is one of the few shows that is produced by young artists in the Baltimore area. Attendees can look forward to grooving to music genres like jazz, rock, hiphop, neo-soul, pop and blues. “Love Groove Music Festival looks for unique artists who genuinely love music! It doesn’t matter how many followers or listeners you have, as long as you love the craft,” Love Groove Founder John Tyler told the AFRO. 

Artists, in particular, have been hit hard by the global pandemic, but this festival is an opportunity for artists to recoup some of the lost revenue. Proceeds from this event will go toward an artist fund along with Our Victorious City Foundation (OVCF), a Baltimore-based organization that provides resources to inner city youth. 

The festival will take place virtually on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit