Baltimore County
African American Cultural Festival

September 16, 2017

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Purple Honey XXIV
AACF Cultural Festival Fundraiser

Featuring: Kirby Lane,, Brandon “Mista J” Johnson, Lady Sarkazm, Larry Lancaster, DJ Lady Mysterious

Doors open at 4:30 pm --- Showtime at 5:00 pm
Location: Magooby's Joke House
9603 Deereco Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093

General Admission is $30.

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For every paper ticket purchased from an African American Cultural Festival associate, and for each online ticket purchased at the following Purple Honey/AACF affiliate web link,, Purple Honey is donating $10 to the African American Cultural Festival.

General Admission seating is “first come – first serve” even with advanced ticket sales. Table & chair, tiered seating throughout. Parties are encouraged to arrive together. Magooby’s Joke House requires a two-item minimum.

More than just your average party, the Purple Honey Concert Series experience is an extravaganza of non-stop, high-caliber entertainment. The Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival, a 501C(3), serves as a vehicle to showcase Baltimore County culture, and also serves as a means of raising funds to support charitable programs.


Past Events

Vivian Green

Festival Headline Performer






***Main Stage Lineup***

11:00 - 11:30: Dancematic Fitness

12:00 - 12:20

  1. - Presentation of Colors - Jr. Navy ROTC Randallstown High School
  2. - Libation
  3. - Sankofa Dances
  4. - Innovation
  5. - Rev. Bishop Moore (Union Bethel A.M.E. Church Randallstown) - Lift Every Voice and Sing

12:25 - 1:35

  1. - Carl Matthews
  2. - Christian Martial Arts - (Union Bethel A.M.E. Church)


1:40 - 2:15

  1. - Parade of Texture 2016 - Dreadz n Headz
  2. - Doni Glover - Black Wall Street

1:45 - 2:15: Michele Bowman

2:20 - 3:05: Kindred the Family Soul

3:10 - 3:40

  1. - Presentation of Scholarships
  2. - Recognition of sponsors
  3. - Hero/Shero Presentation - U.S. Representative Honorable Dutch Ruppersberger
  4. - Vietnam Era Veterans Recognition - Maryland House of Delegates Mr. Benjamin Brooks Sr.
  5. - LTC Earl S. Newsome III-U.S Army Retired Vietnam Veteran Deputy Directorof the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Minority Veterans
  6. - 20th Anniversary Celebration Remarks - Honorable Dutch Ruppersberger, County Executive Kevin B. Kamenetz, Speaker Pro Tem of the Maryland House of Delegates, Adrienne Jones

3:45- 4:20pm: The Lou Jerome Band

4:25 – 4:50: Pastor Tammy Caesar

4:55 – 5:40: Charles Butler and Trinity

5:50 – 6:35: Marcus Johnson

6:40 – 7:45: Vivian Green


***Stage 2 - BG&E STAGE LINEUP***

12:00 – 1:00: Line Dancing - A.J. Dease

1:05 – 1:30: Baltimore Regional Community Male Chorus

1:35 – 2:35: Line Dancing - LB Steppers

2:40 – 3:15: Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church - Divine Voices of Praise & the Donald H. Allen Male Chorus

3:20 – 4:20: Ballroom Dancing - Geno

4:25 – 5:00: Joe B

5:05 – 5:45: Genuene (Pronounced Gin u win)

5:50 – 6:15: Riquel V

6:20 – 6:30: African Dance - Keur Khaleyi Dances


This historic Bus Tour will honor and remember many of the African American veterans from Baltimore County who served in the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Korean War

Tour Guide:  Louis S. Diggs, Local Historian/Author

Cookout, BBQ & Dance Party
Scholarship Fundraiser

1:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Patapsco State Park

$20: 13 & Over
$7: Children 8-12
Free: Kids 7 & Under
Ticket price does not include park entry fee of $3/person

Entry fee includes: Ribs, Chicken, Pork BBQ, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Beans, Potato Salad, Cold Slaw and more!
More Information:Festival Hotline 410.645.0765

Sponsors: Up In Smoke Caterers; Moore’s Income Tax Services
Music by: DJ Q.


Saxophonist Art Sherrod Jr.

Doors Open: 6pm
Showtime: 7pm
Location: Gordon Center 5306 Gywnbrook Ave. Owings Mills 21117
Cost: $40

Also Featuring: Comedian Shed G & Singer Carol Riddick
Proceeds to benefit Baltimore County Public Schools


The 2015 Baltimore County
African American Festival

10am - 6pm
Featuring: Howard Hewitt & Syleena Johnson
Also performing: Karen Linette: Live Listening Party for her upcoming Divas remembered CD Release
Gina Rose: Performing her New Single with Surprise National Artist
Chaka Khan & Jill Scott tribute performed by Gina Rose and Karen Linette

Speak Out & Be Heard

Students, let your voices be heard

Time: 9am - 11am

Towson Courthouse
Pennsylvania & Washington Aves.
Towson, MD

Join the Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival in the Education Village and let your voice be heard. Students from across Baltimore County are being called to share their views on the problems they confront today and to propose solutions to solve them.

Baltimore County African American History Bus Tour

Historical Committee Chairman, Louis Diggs, will guide a bus tour to various historical African American communities and churches where many of these former slaves resided and were laid to rest. Information will be made available beginning in August 2015 about the tour, and permit interested persons will be informed as to how to sign up for the tour.
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An Evening of Jazz

A Scholarship Benefit featuring Phil Perry, Marcus Mitchell and introducing Contemporary Jazz Guitarist “Ronny Smith”.

This is a Sold Out Show!