Hi, this is Your Girl Cheryl with What’s Hot for the Weekend!
Friday, June 30
Keyboardist MARCUS JOHNSON helps to open the new Friday Night Jazz Series at the Next Phaze Café in downtown Baltimore, Doors open at 5pm and the music starts at 7, nextphazecafe.com/grandopening
The Baltimore Comedy Factory welcomes home, Baltimore’s own first lady of comedy—the one, the only, MO’NIQUE, Friday and Saturday, multiple shows, baltimorecomedy.com.
Be Free Friday is the monthly spoken word open mic at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center in Baltimore. Hosted by BLACK CHAKRA and SHELLEY SAYS SO. Doors open at 7, show begins at 8pm, eubieblake.org.
Rhythms & Reels continues with music downtown presenting the R&B and jazz sounds of FAHRENHEIT at War Memorial Plaza in front of City Hall, 6pm is the time.
The music series at Belvedere Square at Northern Parkway continues with the JUNKYARD SAINTS, 6pm, belvederesquare.com.
Saturday, July 1
The Blackrock Center for the Arts in Rockville welcomes the U.S. Navy Band: The Commodores, 7pm, blackrockcenter.org
Saxophonist ANTHONY NELSON is onstage at Twins Jazz Club in Washington, DC, two shows, 9 and 11pm., twinsjazz.com.
Sunday, July 2
Guitarist SHEA WELSH celebrates his new recording, Arrival with a CD release concert at An Die Musik in Baltimore, 6pm, with GREG HATZA on keys, MIKE GRAHAM, JR, on bass, MARK ST. PIERRE on drums and SHEILA FORD on vocals, andiemusiklive.com
Songstress APRIL SAMPE with the ensemble CUT THE CHECK appears at Maryland Live Casino, 6pm, marylandlivecasino.com
As always, a calendar listing of events throughout the area is available at www.yourgirlcheryl.net. You can also find Your Girl Cheryl on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates all week long.