By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Brandon Scott said that this year’s large and successful AFRAM Festival coupled with the other events surrounding Juneteenth shows “the promise” of Baltimore.

The crowd of people that showed up to Druid Hill Park to celebrate Juneteenth or spend time with their family for Father’s Day is an indicator of “the bright future that we have ahead,” he told WJZ’s Tim Williams and Sina Gebre-Ab.

READ MORE: Anne Arundel County Executive Adopts "Vision Zero Plan" To Make County Roads Safer

WJZ is the official TV partner of AFRAM, so Williams and Gebre-Ab talked to Scott about the work he put into bringing back the festival following the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Listen, there is no world history, there is no human history, without Black history,” Scott said.

Additionally, Scott said, it was great to see local vendors profiting from the community as its members bought food and drinks at Druid Hill Park, which is “critical for Baltimore” and “central to Black culture.”

READ MORE: Hogan Orders Suspension Of Maryland's 'Good & Substantial Reason' Requirement For Concealed Carry Permits

The mayor said he was looking forward to seeing The O’Jays perform on Sunday evening.

“It’s a wonderful lineup for every age group, whole families,” he said. “Everyone come out to Druid Hill Park. Make sure you don’t miss it.”

The O’Jays are slated to take the stage at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

MORE NEWS: East Baltimore Sinkhole Prompts City To Shut Down Part Of North Avenue Until Further Notice

Sunday’s Performances

  • 3:00 p.m.: Le’Andria Johnson
  • 4:00 p.m.: El DeDarge
  • 5:15 p.m.: Rotimi
  • 6:10 p.m.: DJ Tanz and Friends
  • 7:00 p.m.: The O’Jays

CBS Baltimore Staff