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Sunday, May 28, 2023


Hello, guys! 

There is so much going on in the next few weeks, so I am undecided about where to begin. I think I want to start off by giving my condolences to the Green Family for the loss of an icon, a gentleman, a friend and one of the sweetest guys I knew. Donnie Green passed away last week. There will be a musical tribute held in his honor on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at First Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, located at 618 N. Hammonds Ferry Road in Linthicum, Maryland. The details are under his picture on this page.


The Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation presents Matinee @ The Royal featuring live entertainment. You are invited to enjoy this Signature Music Series with Rosa Pryor serving as the mistress of ceremony with FREE ADMISSION, featuring performances by Baltimore and Washington,00 D.C.’s most consummate musicians and singers the first Saturday of every month from June 3, 2023 through Saturday, September 2, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. Meet me with your folding chairs in the courtyard of the Avenue Bakery, located at 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue. Food and drinks will be on sale throughout the afternoon. On Saturday, June 3, 2023 the entertainment will be Phil Butts and the Sunset Band. Vendors are welcome. Call “Rambling Rose” at 410-833-9474 for details.

Matinee @ The Royal is back with yours truly “Rambling Rose” as mistress of ceremony in the Courtyard of the Avenue Bakery featuring Phil Butts and the Sunset Band on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. Bring your own folding chairs. Food and drinks will be on sale. You can make a donation for your BRICK on the walls of the rebuilding of the Royal Theatre. For more information, you can call me or James Hamlin at 410-225-3881.


Join me for the First Fridays Music Series with special performance by The Jonathan Gilmore Project; Funktopia Nation starting on Friday, June 2, 2023 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Relax and unwind from your week while mingling at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum with local musical performances. Enjoy food and drinks presented by local chefs from Lexington Market. Funktopia is part theater, part concert and full of original funk, soul, and R&B music that will take musicgoers on a trip to musical heaven. From April to August, enjoy a theatrical concert performance featuring a series of songs from blues to disco. For more information, call 443-263-1813.


The 2023 Black Music Festival will perform four shows on June 10 – 11, 2023 at the Motor House, 120 W. North Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland. The show will feature a live band, singers, dancers, DJ Sole and an open dance floor. The Dance & Bmore Ensemble includes Everlea Bryant, Winston Philip, Alisha Tatem, Peri Walker, Timothy Johnson McCoy, DeMerris Russell and Cjay Philip. For more information, contact Lauren Erazo at 410-871-8322.


The Washington Family’s first annual Mae Day Gospel Concert will be held on Friday, May 26, 2026 at the Mt. Zion Apostolic Faith Church, located at 5501 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland. They will be honoring the legendary Rev. Dr. Willie Mae Gregg Washington. The entertainment will include the Anointed Boyd Sisters, Might Clouds of Joy, Pauline Wells Legacy Choir, Ariel Wallace, Kenny Davis and The Melodyaires, The Christianers and Redemption Music Group. The mistress of ceremony is Doresa Harvey “Midday Diva.” Dinner will be sold at the event.

The Washington family will present their first Annual Mae Day Gospel Concert on Friday, May 26, 2023 starting at 5 p.m. featuring some of the greatest gospel artists such as the Anointed Boyd Sisters and Mighty Clouds of Joy, just to name a few. It will be held at Mt. Zion Apostolic Faith Church, located at 5501 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, call Kori Washington at 443-542-8000.
 Kenny Davis and the Melodyaires will be performing at The Washington Family Gospel Concert on Friday, May 26, 2023. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Mt. Zion Apostolic Faith Church, located at 5501 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland. Dinner will be sold at this event. For more information, call 443-542-8000.

Well, my dear friends, I will end this by saying don’t forget Shirley Duncan’s All White Party on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 7-11 p.m. at the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center. For more information, call 410-523-0575.

Now you know, I am out of time and out of space, but 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.  

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