Rambling Rose

Father's Day Weekend Brings Jazz, Blues, Gospel

Hello everyone! Happy Father’s Day to all my “Daddies” out there in the sound of my words! I am hoping that the ladies show off and give the guys the best day they have ever had. Their day is just as important as Mother’s Day, ladies, so show them how it is done! I am going to give you a little help. I have a few ideas you can choose from. Depending on your man’s taste, I have jazz shows; blues shows; gospel shows; crab feasts; and outdoor and indoor concerts.

This is one of my favorites: A “Father’s Day Celebration” featuring Darrell McFadden & The Disciples; Willis Pittman & The Burden Lifters; Kenny Davis & The Melodyaires; Lil’ David & The Bells of Joy; The Sheppard Voices; The New Ebony Gospel Singers. The emcee is Minister Robert Wilson and they are giving the “Best Dressed Man” $100.00. This event will be Sunday June 17, at 4 p.m. at Brown’s Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Avenue in Baltimore and it is handicap accessible. They will have food on sale. For ticket information, call 358-9661 or 443-610-7583, I will see you there.

Now if you like some down-home blues, then this is a perfect show to take that guy in your live to. The “Bluesman” Reggie Wayne Morris and his band will be performing at the Baltimore Wine Fest at the Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston Street in Baltimore on Saturday, June 16, 1 p.m.

How about a little jazz? Well check this out! The Brotherhood of St. Andrew of Historic St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1020 W. Lafayette Avenue will have a “Jazz Vespers Concert” featuring Baltimore’s own, international recording artist, Cyrus Chestnut on keyboards and his trio on Sunday, June 17 from 5-7 p.m.

Okay, if you just want to dress casual, get-down comfortable, then I believe “Richard Callaway’s Annual Father’s Day Crab Feast” on Sunday, June 17 from 5-9 p.m. at the Personality Hall, 2014 Harford Road. There will be an open buffet, music, BYOB, free set-ups and lots of crabs. For ticket information, call 410-366-3342.

Oh, I am not done yet! My dear friend, renowned drummer, music educator and bandleader, Dr. Phill Butts invites you to a “Porgy and Bess” Concert featuring his Big Band and vocalist Larzine Talley, Raynard Simms on Saturday, June 16 starting at 5 p.m. at the Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park , 1101 Smithville Street in Annapolis, Maryland. All are welcome; open to the public and it is free!

As many of you know, or don’t know, I have been an Eastern Star and a Daughter of the Elks for the past 30 plus years and sometimes my Sisters and Brothers of the Masons give events that you come to. I will be giving you a list of those events coming up this summer in my next column.

Well my dear friends, it is about that time for the “Fat Lady” to sing, I am out of space and time. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at; rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THEN, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS