Hello everyone! Hopefully, you made it through the Memorial Weekend with a smile. I have so much to tell you, so let me get started.
Well, first I want to thank all of the musicians who contacted me and came to visit me after leaving the Ethel Ennis Memorial Concert. I was told it was awesome! It was well attended by musicians and friends from all over the country. Renowned internationally known musician from Baltimore, David Bun, was my eyes and ears for the event, which I will share photos and quotes with you from the musicians in my next Baltimore Times column.
Jazz Expressways Foundation Blues & Jazz Breakfast Show featuring Phil Butts & the Sunset Band takes place on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore. For more information, call Rosa Pryor at 410-833-9474. I have a few tickets left.
I am very excited about this next event because six of our local bands, including: Ol Skool Band; Ms Christal F with her band; Style; David Smooth’s /31 Temptation Review; Firs Impressions; and Class Band will compete for the grand prize. Tee-Shirt Brian is one of the producers of this event and I will be one of the judges. This will be so much fun. I really need you to come out and support the event at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road on June 8, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. The other judges are Larry Young, Travis Winkey and Jean Cobb-Alston. For more information, call Tee Shirt Brian at 410-790-9333.
Trinity Chapter No. 5, my Eastern Star Sisters is hosting a “Mix & Mingle at the Blue Moon Family Grill, 9036 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland. The kitchen will be open and the music will be jumping. For more information, call Michelle Lilly at 443-803-9639.
The Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation will host their “Annual Courtyard Music Series” every month from June through September. On June 1, Guy Curtis Band will perform in the Avenue Courtyard 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. All you have to do is bring your own lawn chairs. This is a fundraiser to rebuild the Royal Theater. It is every first Saturday of the month 4-8 p.m. I am looking forward to seeing you. I am the Mistress of Ceremony for these events.
Before I run out of space, I want to tell you about a show at Caton Castle located 20 S. Caton Avenue is hosting on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 6 p.m. featuring The Paul Carr Group.
The Arch Social Club is one of the three organizations that will be honored at the Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards on Friday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Proscenium Theatre on the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The Maryland Traditions Folk Life program of the Maryland State Arts Council hosts the Heritage Awards.
John Lamkin and his band will perform on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at An Die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles Street.
Vernard Gray and the East River Jazz Fest is hosting their event June 7-16, 2019 an all access pass to entertainment of Be-Bop, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, R&B, Straight-ahead, Spoken Word, Fusion, and Blues. Something for everyone’s taste is on the agenda. For more information, email Vernard at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alright, my dear friends, I know I am out of space now, my boss will think I’m out of my mind, but I just had to let you know what is going on before my next column comes out. So enjoy your week and remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at email@example.com.