Sat, Mar 19|
True Laurels 10th Anniversary Celebration
A tenth anniversary party for the media platform True Laurels. Featuring sounds by Abdu ALi, DJ Domo, Styles Bond, and Amy Reid + special unannounced guests
Time & Location
Mar 19, 10:00 PM
Le Mondo, 406 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
About The Event
On Saturday March 19th, writer Lawrence Burney's Baltimore/DMV-focused media platform, True Laurels will host two events in honor of its 10th anniversary. These events will showcase a decade of the region's most captivating music and culture.
DAYTIME (At The Parkway Theater)
From 12 pm to 4 pm at The Parkway Theater, True Laurels will host a release for its latest magazine issue. Previous issues and limited merch will also be available. The event will end with a preview screening of Along the Parkway, a forthcoming docuseries about the Baltimore/DC region's rising rap artists.
NIGHTTIME (At Le Mondo)
That night starting at 10PM, True Laurels will host an anniversary party at Le Mondo featuring sounds by Abdu ALi, DJ Domo, Styles Bond, and Amy Reid + special unannounced guests.
Both events are free to the public, but registration must be completed via Event Brite.
ABOUT TRUE LAURELS
True Laurels is a media platform dedicated to highlighting Baltimore + The DMV’s most captivating music, visual arts, and the surrounding culture that informs both—all of which is done through a variety of mediums. True Laurels’ print component started in 2013 and features artists from the Baltimore and DMV region through diaries, interviews, profiles, and photo essays.
From August 2018 to June 2019, True Laurels broadcasted a weekly show on Red Bull Radio which intertwined music from Baltimore and The DMV with music being made throughout the African diaspora in an attempt to present the narratives of these artists as different branches of the same tree, all trying to affirm their identities through sound.
Along with these components, True Laurels also serves as a digital space for people to absorb archival footage of Black Baltimore’s past, especially in areas related to the arts called Laurels History.