Rambling Rose: Weekend - Hot And Steamy With Music Festivals

Hello everyone, how are you? Well, I hope well. Just remember, if things are not so good at this moment, don’t worry, I promise it will get better. Just think positive and have faith. God got your back! Now pick yourself up and let’s have some fun.

There are so many happy and good things going on this weekend to pick up your spirit and I am going to tell you all about it. There are a couple of festivals happening this weekend, rain or shine so no excuse. I will be looking for you.


One of my favorite musicians and friend is Baltimore’s own and world-recognized, drummer George Gray will perform with his band at the Caton Castle on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The DipNic Festival is one of my favorite places to go every year and it gets bigger and more fantastic each year. This is a festival for 21 and over, no children are allowed because this is grown folks time to sit back, relax, dance, eat and have fun without running around behind little ones.

Check this out! The festival rakes place Saturday, July 13, 2019 from noon until 8 p.m. at the Pearlston Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Road in Reisterstown, Maryland. It is an outdoor event on acres and acres of land. Now listen to me, rain or shine the event will happen, there is an indoor pavilion too, just in case, but this is a place you BYOB, BYOB, bring your own grill, canopy, tents, charcoal, lighter fluid, picnic basket, swimwear, your complete outdoor camping gear with folding chairs and tables, sun umbrella, your deck of cards and a smile on your face. There will be all kinds of vendors for you to shop, also many activities such as zip-lining over a two- acre of lake, paddle boats, canoes, fishing, three gigantic swimming pools, water slide, concert hall with live entertainment, as well as a DJ playing dance music; you can play softball, soccer and volleyball; you can go hiking on some interesting trails, they have two basketball courts and the icing on the cake, I will be there with my books doing book signing. For more information, call 443-801-1100.


Earlene Reed Harvey, well-known songstress in Baltimore, passed away June 27, 2019. Earlene began her solo career in 1978 at the Sphinx Club on Pennsylvania Avenue under the direction of the late Biddy Wood, who was her manager. Arrangements have not been made, as waiting on Military date for the National Cemetery. Condolences to her husband John Harvey, her children and all her family.

Then there is the Baltimore Caribbean Carnival Festival on Saturday, July 13, 2019 starting off with a Caribbean parade that will blow your mind. You have never seen anything like it here in Baltimore. This is a must see! It kicks off at noon marching down the 900 block of E. 33rd Street in Baltimore and the Festival continues into Clifton Park until 10 p.m. I am sorry folks I am only one person and it is a whole lot of you. I try very hard to support everyone, but it gets harder and harder each year, my body just won’t let me. That is why you, my fans have to go for me. Just help me out. Support all these events.


Cartoonist Walter Carr Jr. son of the late famous, Walter Carr of the “Nightlifer Magazine” book release party is on its way. The book, “Just Us!” is a collection of previously printed political cartoons with a black perspective on the condition of blacks in America. Walt’s style of drawing and wit highlights and exposes the underbelly of hypocrisy and racism in America. Look out for it this month

If you choose not to go to an outdoor event, then I suggest strongly that you take yourself down to the Caton Castle Lounge on Caton Avenue and Hilton and see one of the baddest musicians from Baltimore­­– drummer, George Gray with his band “Coalition” on Saturday, July 13th from 6-10 p.m. I promise you want be sorry.

One of the many missions of the Gallery in Baltimore City Hall is to provide a viable platform for Baltimore City-based artists and creative innovators, which I think is wonderful. The inaugural B-19 exhibition on view from July 18 through August 30 they will feature six artists who have been selected as the very best and most promising who may become the most influential and important artists in Baltimore and beyond. More on this special project in my next columns. Right now I am out of space and have to go.

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