On Saturday, September 9, Roosevelt Plaza Park was transformed into a music, arts and cultural hub. The City of Camden, Mayor Dana L. Redd and the Connect the Lots Initiative, with the support of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, hosted the third annual Camden Jam: Arts and Music Festival. The free event featured continuous live music, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ activities, sustainability demonstrations, food trucks and more. This year’s festival was held from 2 pm to 8 p.m. in Roosevelt Plaza Park at Camden City Hall.
Camden Jam is the final event of the 2017 Connect the Lots season of special programming. “Camden Jam is only one of many Connect the Lots events and programming that bring Camden youth and families together to experience cultural arts right in their own backyard,” explained Anthony Perno, Chief Executive Officer of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership. “I have seen this event develop and grow from the shared passion and dedication of just a few. Now, it has become the culmination of the Connect the Lots season – and one of the City’s most highly anticipated community events.”
This year’s entertainment was once again hosted by Dyana Williams of Old School 100.3 (WRNB-FM). The event featured amazing musical performances from headlining acts Kelly Price and Bilal, as well as Camden’s own CamdenpopRock, Elvis Alvarez, Camden Sophisticated Sisters and the winner of the 2017 Camden’s Got Talent showcase, Stefahn Khalid.
Attendees also enjoyed a variety of fun, free activities throughout the day and the day featured a variety of food and arts and crafts vendors from the city of Camden and surrounding region.
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