Kelly Rowland to Headline Baltimore’s Artscape Festival

Kelly Rowland
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 04: Kelly Rowland attends the 2023 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards at Microsoft Theater on March 04, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Artscape has returned after a 3-year hiatus.

Grammy award-winning singer, Kelly Rowland is slated to headline Baltimore’s Artscape Festival in September. Mayor Brandon Scott revealed the exciting news on his official Twitter page.

Scheduled for September 22nd to September 24th, joining Rowland as headliners are Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers & Chic.

“Artscape is one of Baltimore’s most iconic events, and it’s return this year is a marker of how our city is bouncing back after the pandemic,” said Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott in a statement. “Baltimore is a town full to the brim with incredible artists and a rich history supporting our arts community. There is simply no better way to showcase their talent and their importance to our city than through Artscape. I cannot wait to welcome the incredible lineup of artists, performers, and vendors and the thousands of Baltimoreans and visitors who will get to enjoy this experience.”

According to the event’s website, this will be Artscape’s 38th festival celebrating the art in Baltimore.

Artscape 2023 will have four outdoor performing stages, including the newly added “North of North” stage, located at North Avenue and 20th. These stages will showcase local, regional, and national musical acts, as well as a variety of performances.

Kelly Rowland will headline Friday evening of the festival. Angelo Moore of Fishbone will headline on Saturday night along with his band. Nile Rodgers & Chic will perform on Saturday afternoon as headliner.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will headline Sunday.