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Bmore Social: Jazzy Summer Nights

A visual recap of the July outdoor jazz concert at the Baltimore Peninsula.
By Sloane Brown

Jazzy Summer Nights
July 4, 2024
6–11 p.m.
Baltimore Peninsula 

More than 3,000 folks bypassed the hubbub of the Inner Harbor on Independence Day by heading to Baltimore Peninsula for the July edition of Jazzy Summer Nights—an ongoing summer celebration that falls on the first Thursday of each month. There, they enjoyed eats from food trucks and various vendors, a cash bar, hookah and cigar lounges, and “the best sunset in Baltimore,” according to the event’s owner, LaRian Finney. Even the few raindrops that made a brief visit were enjoyable, bringing a breeze and taking the sweltering temperatures down a bit 

And that was only the lead-up to a concert by several performers, the headliner being neo-soul jazz artist, Bilal. To end the evening, guests watched a fireworks show—orchestrated by Baltimore Peninsula and MAG Partners—pop over the Patapsco River. 

Left to right: Myrhonda Dixon, natural hair care stylist; Joshua Brown, CDL driver
Left to right: Veronica Green, Verizon central office technician; Eric May, Verizon central office technician
Left to right: LaToya Desmore, Charlotte, NC school bus driver; Mint Lyles, substance abuse/mental health counselor; Denea Hudson, Winston-Salem, NC hairstylist
Left to right: Iesha McKnight, transportation specialist; Ron Hollingsworth, Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School teacher
Left to right: Justin Samuel, Washington DC government IT program manager; Shawna Alston, RN; Kedra Lesasesane, property manager; Michael Lesesane, IT technician
Left to right: Dione Johnson, Kaiser Permanente diagnostic imaging technologist; Warren Govan, MD Yacht Charters captain
Left to right: Jada Davis, engineer manager; Gary Gray, Gary Gray Entertainment promoter
Left to right: Ericka Alston-Buck, Treyway Multi-Treatment Services chief operating officer; Lacel Parham, social worker
Left to right: Derrick Chase, Jazzy Summer Nights co-executive producer; Justin “The Real Bearded Drummer” Wright, event performer/“curator of vibes”
Left to right: Shajuan Finney, Finney Design House CEO; LaRian Finney, Jazzy Summer Nights owner