Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival Concert Lineup


Patriot Plaza

We're excited to join forces with the Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival to present this year's concert lineup!

The Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival (BCAACF) is a free annual event for all ages which delivers wholesome family entertainment and an educational exhibition of the rich African American heritage in Baltimore County. Our festival attracts thousands of attendees each year who convene to celebrate the rich and thriving traditions of the African American community, enjoy local and national entertainers, purchase goods and food from unique vendors, learn historical facts, and discover empowering information shared by our sponsors and exhibitors.

To adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the 25th Annual Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival will be held in-person at Patriots Plaza in Towson, MD on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 from 8am-7pm. Their goal is to offer you a full day of fun for the family where we will celebrate our history and the opportunities ahead though cultural art, history, diverse empowerment presentations, music, dance performances, storytelling, and more. Register here.

THE CONCERT LINEUP:

Earnest Pugh

Dr. Earnest Pugh is an Emmy Award Winner, Dove & Multiple Stellar Award Nominee, and 3x, #1 Billboard Artist who has released 12 Gospel CDs to date.

A 20-year veteran in the Gospel Music Industry, Earnest is a recipient of the prestigious BMI Award for radio airplay. Earnest counts as a notable accomplishment being featured at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, where he was honored to sing in the presence of President Barack Obama and the First Family.

After a 20-year career in the United States Army, Earnest was inspired to establish a non-profit organization, The Veterans Emergency Relief (VER), where his philanthropically efforts bring him great honor throughout the country and garners him annual recognition from the Mayor of Houston (where he resides) in support of VER’s Annual Food/Toy Drive for veterans.

Earnest’s latest smash hit single, “God Wants to Heal You,” recently hit #1 on Billboard Gospel Radio Chart and continues to impact radio across the country and his latest CD, “The Outpour Experience LIVE,” is available on all digital outlets.

Finally, Dr. Earnest Pugh is a graduate of Howard University School of Divinity where he earned a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Christian Counseling. This P-Man Music/EPM Music Group Recording Artist is a Father, a Pastor of Worship, but most importantly, a WORSHIPER!

LaTocha Scott

LaTocha Scott is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. She is best known as a member of the multi-platinum selling R&B group Xscape, who rose to popularity in the 1990s.

Roxè

Roxè is also known as Roosevelt. He’s a Singer, Writer/Producer, Rapper, and Dancer. Roxè was born and raised in West Chester, Ohio and comes from a family of Singers, Preachers, and straight up raw talent.

Roxè's biggest entertainment inspirations are his famous brother, Johnny B, and his legendary mother, Sylvia O. Thomas. Roxè says watching his mother make magic on the stage and his brother create greatness on Pro-Tools lit a passion in him to not only find his many creative talents, but to share them with the world!

After graduating high school, Roxè got a scholarship to go to Full Sail University at age 18. Full Sails gave him the superb education and the platform that cultivated his talents and began his incredible journey as the extraordinary artist that the world will never forget.

Roxè creates songs with profound messages about love, positivity, and God. Roxè loves having fun, laughter, and spreading Joy and strongly feels it’s his destiny to lead his listeners to the light instead of the Darkness that's consuming our music.

When Roxè was called on God's spiritual quest at age 19, his Music, Writing, and Production skills instantly flourished with Greatness and an Anointing that can be felt amongst his listeners around the world. (Top Shelf Music)

Damon Little

Gospel singer and songwriter Damon Little began his singing ministry at the age of five, when he and his brothers and cousins formed a family group. His first studio recording was with his uncle, who just happened to be the great Clarence Fountain of the Five Blind Boys of Alabama. Born in Baltimore, Maryland,Little spent a portion of his childhood years in Pensacola, Florida, where he developed a resonant singing style reminiscent at times of Al Green or Philippe Wynne, former lead singer of the Spinners. Little's musical ministry has taken him to Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and elsewhere, often as part of Radio-One's Gospel Cruise, and has been featured on TV One, BET, TBN, and the Word Network. Little signed with Houston, Texas' Worldwide Gospel in 2000, and began producing a string of gospel chart hits with a strong urban R&B feel, including the title track of his debut album, "You Can't Straddle the Fence" (the album appeared in 2002 from Worldwide), "Long as I Got Shoes," and "Do Right (How You Gonna Do Right with a Do Wrong Mind)," the title tune of his second album, Do Right, which Worldwide released in 2004. (All Music)

Jokia

Jokia merges elements of Christian rock, contemporary R&B, and reflective singer/songwriter fare into her devotional songs. Her first EP, Not Forgotten, saw release in 2017.

Born in Compton, California, Jokia Williams was inspired to develop her singing talent at the age of 12 and soon began to write her own songs. After graduating from high school in San Diego, she joined the military and took part in the Army Soldier Show, entertaining deployed troops before being deployed herself. It was while stationed in Iraq in the late 2000s that she took up the acoustic guitar and began to dedicate her music to the Christian faith.

After leaving the Army, she moved to Texas and played guitar for Shiloh Worship Center in Belton. That experience gave her the opportunity to perform with such marquee names as Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Vanessa Bell Armstrong. Meanwhile, she studied psychology at Texas A&M University and completed a master's degree in counseling from Letourneau University. Jokia released her first song, "Amen," in May of 2016. The EP Not Forgotten followed on Marquis Boone Enterprises a year later.

After starting a family,Jokiareturned in 2020 with the single "Yahweh." Featuring production by Jeshua "Tedy P" Williams (Kierra Sheard, Keyondra Lockett), it was released by DarkChild Gospel. (All Music)