Summer Music Series Features Live Concerts, a Farmers Market and More

Hello my dear friends. I am just loving this time of the year because of the many social events that are going on in the Baltimore area and they don’t cost a dime. Honey Child! Get out of the house and enjoy these activities for all walks of life and all ages. We don’t have much time, because the end of this month marks the end of the summer weather.

“The SoBo Summer Music Series” features live music in locations throughout south Baltimore until the end of August. Maryland –based musicians perform various genres at free special events. These events activate green spaces and community gathering locations in South Baltimore including in Carroll Park, Cherry Hill, Lakeland, Mt. Winans, Sharp-Leaden hall and Westport.

Dee Brent & Signature Live, Rosa Pryor’s (Rambling Rose) Motown group from out of Washington, DC will be performing at the Avenue Market located 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Baker Street on Saturday, August 10, 4-8 p.m. in their outdoor Courtyard. Bring your folding chairs; all are welcome, open to the public. Admission free.

Here are a few off the tip of my head you can check out! The Solo Gibbs Heritage Festival featuring DJ Cool Curtis Strong & Theljon Allen and Universal Language on Saturday, August 3 from 5-8 p.m. at the Solo Gibbs Park, 1044 Leaden hall Street. This festival features music by DJ who spins contemporary and old school R&B and hip-hop and Baltimore-based trumpet player, Theljon Allen.  

The Common Roots Jazz Ensemble recently was interviewed at WEAA Radio Station by Robert Shahid, who is Baltimore’s own renowned musician as well as WEAA 88. FM Radio Personality about their new CD, “Dance of the DNA” from L/R; the composer of all seven tunes Mitch Mirkin, Yawn Jones-guitar; Ron Pender-sax; Justin Taylor-keyboard and host, Robert Shahid. Congratulations guys!

Check this out! The BMI Farmer’s Market featuring Jahiti is Saturday August 3 at 11 a.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 11415 Key Hwy, in Baltimore. Jahiti is a singer-songwriter based in Baltimore. As part of Baltimore’s legendary group “Brown Fish and as a solo artist, he has performed throughout the U.S., Canada and Jamaica for the past 15 years.

The Cherry Hill Fun at the Garden featuring Clarence Ward III is Saturday August 10 from 6-8 p.m. Cherry Hill Community Garden, Cherry Hill Road and Veronica Avenue, in Baltimore. This event is also free and open to the public.

Larry & his lovely wife, Diana Gibson celebrating their 46th Wedding Anniversary.

The Baltimore Jazz Festival is August 10th & 11th at the Downtown Baltimore’s “Game” 1400 Warner Street in Baltimore, featuring Chelsey Green & the Green Project; Kevin Jackson, Isaac Parham, the John Lamkin Favorites Jazz Quintet; Blackman-Murray-Russo, The Melting Pot Big Band, Craig Alston Jazz Syndicate, Subria Larnell Lewis Band, Clarence Ward III & Dat Feel Good and Joy Lapps Project. Show time is noon-5 p.m. For directions and information, call 443-200-4868. 

Here is another free event that is hosted by Lexington Market. It is called, “House for Vets” on Saturday August 3rd from 1-4 p.m. at the Lexington Market on the Arcade Stage; 400 W. Lexington Street. “We Dance in Honor of Veterans Everywhere” is the theme. There will be music performed by DJ Kelly Kell; the Columbia House Music Project and much more. Also it is Garden Day on August 10th at Lexington Market from 12 noon-3 p.m. Join them for a free family fun event featuring gardening techniques and tips, healthy plant-based food demonstrations and recipes, children’s activities and arts and crafts.

Baltimore’s song stylist, jazz vocalist “Tiny Tim” Harris is home from the hospital and is doing well. Thanks for your prayers and well wishes.

“Authors Show Case” event featuring Black Book Authors and Editors of the National Black Unity News, guest speakers, uplifting and supporting the Black community also a fund raiser for “God’s Giving Hands” on Saturday, August 10th at 12 p.m. at 5011 Arbutus Avenue, in Baltimore. Vendors are welcome, call 443-455-2373.

Okay, my dear friends, I am out of space, but I will see you at the Avenue Bakery for my show on Saturday August 10th or at Lexington Market or maybe the Baltimore Downtown Festival. In the meantime, keep our Baltimore’s own song stylist, Tiny Tim Harris in prayer that he continues to get better. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at [email protected]. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.