On Sept. 24th from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. a new festival, Charm City Live, will take place at the War Memorial Plaza in Downtown Baltimore. (Photo by Vonecia Carswell on Unsplash)

By Nicole D. Batey,
Special to the AFRO

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and and Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) are hosting Charm City Live, a one-day fall celebration, highlighting some of the city’s best in food and eclectic culture, on the lawn of War Memorial Plaza on Sept. 24 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The family-friendly festival is free, open to all ages, and offers plenty of fun, including a kids zone.

Headlining the festival’s entertainment is internationally-renowned singer, songwriter and producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Other national recording artists include: Kelly Price, Joe, Jon B,  Rebecca Black, Stokley (Mint Condition), along with local artists.

“I am excited to have Charm City Live be another opportunity for Baltimoreans and those visiting our great city to gather for a day full of festivities designed to appeal to a diverse group of people,” said Mayor Scott. “I believe it is essential to create opportunities for people from all walks of life to connect. What better way to do so than by hosting a festival that brings out the best of Baltimore, from food to local talent and everything in between?”

Attendees will also be able to shop local vendors and small businesses, as well as, take advantage of community resources.

“Any opportunity that we can create to get Baltimoreans outdoors and into our parks and spaces is a highlight for our agency. It’s also important for us to show visitors to Baltimore just how beautiful our spaces are,” said BCRP Director Reginald Moore in a statement. “We’re honored to work alongside Mayor Scott and city agencies to bring this new experience to Baltimore.”

For more information, visit charmcitylive.baltimorecity.gov.

As a result of the event, residents can expect road closures at Gay, Baltimore, Saratoga, Lexington and Fayette Streets beginning Friday September 23. Several garages and parking lots onsite will be available and designated for this event. Prices will vary.

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