Join this month's featured producer "Big" Fred Watkins for the second Baltimore by Baltimore festival this Fourth of July Weekend at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.
Big Fred curates unforgettable, hilarious, and impactful events for all ages. Fred was a 2019 OSI Fellow for his work with Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School (MERVO) students, and a nationally televised winner on The Oxygen Network's First Competition show, Last Squad Standing!
“ I’m so excited to bring so many talented performers, venders, and youth together on such an historic weekend at such an important time. We’re all excited to show Baltimore, visitors, and one another, how bright our city deserves to shine and how much light we add to it! “
The beginning of the day is dedicated to Lil' Laughs, showcasing comedy infused anti/bullying and anti- violence work. Also highlighting young voices from outreach programs like the Rich Center in Cherry Hill, Heartsmiles, Inc., Class Clowns at REACH partnership, and Bmore than Dance!
Lil' Laughs is an anti-bullying & confidence enrichment youth program that uses comedy as a vehicle to build confidence and break down the cycle of bullying for middle, elementary, and high school students in Baltimore.
Later in the day, Big Fred will host a mix of amazing talented artist, musicians, and comedians such as Dj Flow & Friends, King Midas and the Natives, She More Funny, Dj Foqus, a BIG Laughs comedy show, and MORE!
Get ready to laugh, dance, and jump in the mix as performers plan on having audience members on stage for interactive elements and crowd participation.
Heartsmiles hosted by Young Elder and DJ Ashmo | @heartsmilesmd HeartSmiles was founded in 2015 by west Baltimore native Joni Holifield with a mission to provide exceptional enrichment and leadership development opportunities to youth in Baltimore's most under-served communities. We place our young people directly at the intersection of access and opportunity helping them to achieve success on their own terms. Learn More About "Heartsmiles"
Lil' Laughs - Talent show | @lillaughs_ Lil' Laughs is an anti-bullying & confidence enrichment youth program that uses comedy as a vehicle to build confidence and break down the cycle of bullying for middle, elementary, and high school students in Baltimore. Lil’ Laughs creates a comfortable and encouraging environment for students to express their feelings, share aspirations and learn how to work as a team. When kids can openly talk through their emotions, it can build their self-esteem and grow their confidence to help the bullying come to a stop. Learn More About "Lil' Laughs"
Baltimore Comedy Festival | @baltimorecomedyfestival Each year since its inception in 2017, the Baltimore Comedy Festival (BCF) has brought more than 50 - 100 professional comedians from around the U.S. to Baltimore for six days of LIVE showcases at multiple venues throughout downtown Baltimore and around the city. The 5th Annual Baltimore Comedy Festival will bring comedy to the screen instead of the stage with the release of 'Humility - The Baltimore Comedy Festival'. Learn More About "Baltimore Comedy Festival"