August 2-4, 2024

Artscape 40

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), in collaboration with the City of Baltimore, is thrilled to announce the headliners for Artscape 40. Artscape, the city’s biggest cultural event of the year, returns to the summer, scheduled to kick off on Friday, August 2nd and close out on Sunday, August 4th. The headliners will all perform on the Mt. Royal Station Main Stage at Cathedral St. at Mount Royal Ave.

The “Queen of Funk,” Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan will be the Friday night headliner. Ms. Khan first performed at the city’s biggest cultural event of the year in 1993.

Ms. Khan and Maeta join a musical lineup that includes the incomparable Queen of Percussion Sheila E., whose album, “The Glamorous Life,” debuted 40 years ago. She will perform on Saturday, August 3rd at 8:45 p.m. Other musical acts performing earlier in the day on the Mount Royal Main Stage include Joi Carter (Neo Soul/RnB), Live From The Paradox (House/Hip-Hop), and WhoCamille (Hip-Hop).

On Sunday, August 4th, Artscape attendees can enjoy the sounds of Navasha Daya (Jazz/Funk/World) and the Trinidad & Tobago Steel Drum Orchestra (Caribbean). At 3:00 p.m., the legendary band The Original Wailers, featuring Al Anderson, lead guitarist for Bob Marley & The Wailers, will hit the Main Stage to close out this year’s celebration. The reggae supergroup continues the legacy of the music legend and includes Chet Samuel (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Omar Lopez (Bass Guitar), Paapa Nyarkoh (Drums), and Adrian AK Cisneros (Keyboard/Organ).

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Get ready for Artscape on August 2-4! It’s not just any festival — it’s one of AMERICA’S LARGEST FREE outdoor arts festivals, bringing the creative vibes to Baltimore since 1982. Originally crafted to showcase Baltimore’s cultural flair, Artscape has been a driving force for community support, economic growth, and investment in the Mount Vernon, Bolton Hill and Charles North and Station North Arts District. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is thrilled for the 40th Edition of Artscape this summer, featuring a vibrant lineup of artists, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performances, fashion showcases, family-friendly activities, films, experimental tunes, improv, comedy, literary delights, and tasty treats. BOPA urges artists and festival-goers alike to dive into Artscape’s magic — it’s totally accessible and 100% FREE!

So come one, come all to Artscape and let's celebrate the arts in Baltimore together!

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