Waterfront Partnership Announces 2024 “Baltimore by Baltimore” Festival Series’ Lineup and Dates

Festival’s third year to kick-off with a celebration of House music in Charm City on June 1st 

BALTIMORE  Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore announced today the return of Baltimore by Baltimore, a waterfront music and maker festival series, to be held every first Saturday from June 1st through October 5th at Baltimore’s longtime home for public performance, the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.

“We’re incredibly excited to shine a spotlight and continue to amplify the amazing talent of Baltimore,” said Laurie Schwartz, president of Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore. “As we embark on our third year of Baltimore by Baltimore, we’re thrilled to welcome our new producers for 2024 and build upon the success of our past producers as we celebrate the local creativity and artistry that makes our city so unique.”

Baltimore by Baltimore is a series of five all-day festivals, from noon to 8:00 p.m., that serve as a platform for Baltimore’s leading artists, makers and creatives to showcase the City’s diverse and creative community. Each festival will feature a different emerging or local professional producer who selects the best representation of artists and makers in their network to fill the Inner Harbor with locally produced goods, music, art and food, and amplify the vibrant and inspiring arts and culture community in Baltimore.

The season will kick off on June 1 with producer Maya Gilmore and the theme “Baltimore’s in the House,” in celebration of 40 years of House music in Baltimore. The event will pay homage to the pioneers of the genre who took House music to new heights. DJs, producers and artists who have made their mark on Baltimore’s music scene will be part of the lineup. Acts will include DJ Biskit, DJ Oji, DJ Pope, Sheri Booker, Fatal Attraction Step Squad and more.

“I’m thrilled to be starting this year’s season out with a bang with our celebration of House music in Charm City,” said Gilmore. “Baltimore has a huge House music scene and I’m excited to be a part of amplifying it even more this year at Baltimore by Baltimore.”

The 2024 Baltimore by Baltimore festivals will each be a personally curated experience, featuring the following emerging and professional producers:

  • June 1: Produced by Maya Gilmore, multimedia producer, filmmaker and entrepreneur, the first festival will celebrate 40 years of House music in Charm City with, “Baltimore’s in the House.”
  • July 6: Produced by Baltimore-based clawhammer banjoist, Brad Kolodner, the festival will be a celebration of Baltimore’s vibrant acoustic roots music soundscape featuring fiddles and banjos, songwriters, instrumentalists and percussive dance along with square dancing.
  • Aug. 10: Produced by John Tyler, Founder of Baltimore’s Love Groove Festival, the festival is called “Groove in the City” and will focus on showcasing young performing and visual artists.
  • Sept. 7: Produced by CJay Philip of Dance and Bmore, the focus will be on intergenerational dance across Baltimore.
  • Oct. 5: Produced by Black Girls Vote and Baltimore Votes, the final festival is called “The Vibe is Vote.”

The festival series annually attracts hundreds of attendees to the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, serving as a showcase for the city’s diverse talent. Since its start, Baltimore by Baltimore has been a beacon for Baltimore’s artists, makers, and musicians, offering them a stage to share their creativity with the community. With notable past producers like Terrell Brown, Devin Wilkins and Tia Goodson, alongside memorable acts such as John Tyler, Alanah Nichole Davis and Zadia, the festival has helped amplify Baltimore’s cultural landscape, leaving a lasting impact on the city’s creative scene.

The Baltimore by Baltimore festival series is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of MCB Real Estate along with the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Constellation, Baltimore Tourism Improvement District, BGE, Brown Advisory, M&T Bank, T. Rowe Price, Baker Artists Portfolio, Maryland State Arts Council and Visit Baltimore.

The Waterfront Partnership website, waterfrontpartnership.org/BxB, will be updated throughout the season with details on each festival.

Waterfront Partnership, in collaboration with our government, business, and community partners, creates a clean, green, safe, sustainable and thriving urban waterfront for all to enjoy. We’re lean, nimble and effective; the only organization that wakes up every day, rolls its sleeves up and gets to work on new ways we can make Baltimore’s Waterfront even more active, attractive and appealing. We’re the hosts who greet visitors, the creators of programs and promotions and managers of our beautiful parks. We encourage investment in Baltimore’s most celebrated asset so it can continue to grow, to serve as a place of pride and the place where Baltimoreans come together to recreate and to celebrate. For more information, visit waterfrontpartnership.org.