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Rambling Rose: Maryland outdoor festivals give back to the community

Rosa Pryor-Trusty | 6/2/2017, 6 a.m.
Hello my dear friends, can you believe it; it’s June already! I know the weather doesn’t show it yet, but ...
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— Hello my dear friends, can you believe it; it’s June already! I know the weather doesn’t show it yet, but all the action in the community is showing that it is.

The Baltimore Times is all about “positive stories about positive people” and I like that, which is why I make sure my columns reflect that as much as possible. Of all the bad stuff that is going on, believe me there is a lot of good happening in the Baltimore metropolitan area too!

For starters, check out the festivals and shows throughout the summer, that feature fun for the entire family.

The Boltonstock Festival will be held on Saturday, June 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. in Sumpter Park. It’s free and open to the public! Lots of live entertainment, including: jazz, blues and R&B. There will be a lots of food vendors, arts & crafts, and yours truly “Rambling Rose” will be there signing books.

Boltonstock Festival 2017 will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Sumpter Park located  between Eutaw and Bolton Streets on the west and east; and Robert and Laurens Streets on the north and south. All are invited to this fabulous festival with a great variety in music with lots of vendors. Rambling Rose will be there!

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Boltonstock Festival 2017 will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Sumpter Park located between Eutaw and Bolton Streets on the west and east; and Robert and Laurens Streets on the north and south. All are invited to this fabulous festival with a great variety in music with lots of vendors. Rambling Rose will be there!

The Avenue Bakery summer music series is a concert venue held on the first Saturday of the month from 4 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, June 3, 2017, in the Avenue Bakery Courtyard, on Baker and Pennsylvania Avenue, the students from Booker T. Washington Arts Academy will perform, as well as Aaron Rhines and The Groove Unit. Food and drinks will be on sale. Other dates for the Courtyard Music Series, include: “Taste of Jazz @ The Avenue Bakery is July 8, August 5 and September 2. Tell your friends.

Then there’s the Jazz Expressways Foundation Jazz Breakfast Show featuring the Robert Shahid Ensemble to be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center at 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore. Tickets include: a large buffet breakfast, live entertainment, vendors, book signing, BYOB, free set-ups and food catered by Tis-Shay’s Touch Caterer. As a board member of this organization, believe me when I tell you, it will be fun time all the way. I will see you there. For tickets, call 410-833-9474.

Here we go folks! Gospel Festival on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at the Memorial Park, 1936 Woodlawn Drive. There will be gospel groups, dance ministries, choirs, spoken word, mime, comedians, vendors and a lot more. For more information, call Markcus Miller at 410-940-5545.

Join the Eubie Blake Cultural Center and the Arena Players at their fundraiser for the arts. There will be a night full of food, fun and festivities and the proceeds will go towards programming for both organizations. Troy Burton, manager director for Eubie Blake and Rodney Orange, Jr. for the Arena Players, Inc., want you to “Jam for the Arts!” on Saturday June 10 at the Eubie Blake Cultural Arts Center, 847 North Howard Street from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will be a light buffet, live entertainment and cash bar. For more information, call 410-225-3130 or 443-814-8147.

Tonight! Friday, June 2 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. my chapter, Trinity No.5 is having a “Friday Night House Party with a lite buffet and cash bar at 411 E. Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson, Maryland. You all are invited; put on your dancing shoes. For more information, call 443-962-5090 and tell them “Rambling Rose” told you.

My lands of mercy! I am out of space, I got to go folks, don’t forget to check out my new look for the summer, my mascot photo. I just love my Rambling Rose hat.

Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.