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The O’Jays, El DeBarge, Rotimi, Ne-Yo to perform at AFRAM

(WEAA)—The O’Jays, El DeBarge, Rotimi, and Ne-Yo are among artists performing at AFRAM Juneteenth weekend.

Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore City Recreation & Parks Director Reginald Moore made the announcement Tuesday.

AFRAM is one of the largest African-American cultural arts festivals on the East Coast.

The 45th annual celebration will return for a two day in-person event on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 at Druid Hill Park.

“I am incredibly excited to be welcoming residents and visitors back to the historic Druid Hill Park for the return of one of Baltimore’s most time-honored traditions, AFRAM,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “To further highlight the black excellence that is AFRAM, I am proud to announce that we are moving the festival to the Juneteenth weekend. Thank you to Baltimore City Recreation & Parks for all they did to continue to hold AFRAM amid the pandemic and their tireless work to bring the live festival back to the City this year with an amazing lineup. The return of AFRAM is another signal that Baltimore is back.”

“Baltimore has been waiting and our agency has been working! We are so excited to bring the AFRAM experience back to Druid Hill Park,” said Reginald Moore, BCRP’s executive director. “Please stay tuned for additional festival updates as we work to bring the city its best AFRAM yet.”

This year’s performers include:

  • Rapper and singer, Yung Bleu
  • Famed DJ and radio host DJ Quicksilva
  • Superstar performer, songwriter and producer, Ne-Yo
  • Gospel musician and songwriter, Le’Andria Johnson
  • Actor, singer, and model, Rotimi
  • R&B crooner, El DeBarge
  • Baltimore party starter, DJ Tanz
  • Superstar R&B group, The O’Jays

The festival is free and open to guests of all ages.

Baltimore native, Micarie Kemp has always been passionate about working in the media.