All roads lead to AFRAM! We have a lineup this year that has a little something for everyone. See the artists coming to Baltimore this summer below.
Carl Thomas began his relationship with music as a young boy singing in church and local groups throughout Chicago. Thomas eventually moved to New York City to pursue his music career and spent time perfecting his craft at open-mic nights. In 1997, legendary hip-hop legends Sean “Puffy” Combs and Christopher "Biggie" Wallace discovered Thomas at an open-mic event. The duo signed him as Bad Boy Records first male R&B artist. Speaking on this time in New York, Thomas states, “I was born in Chicago, but I became a man in Brooklyn”.
Over four million records sold, two Grammy Award Nominations, three Soul Train Music Award nominations, and an NAACP Image Award Carl Thomas is no stranger to success.
With a career spanning two decades and timeless chart-toppers like "Emotional" and "Summer Rain," AFRAM is proud to welcome Carl Thomas to the festival!