Baltimore Music Crab Feast Weekend Series™

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Delectable Seafood Buffets, Musical Entertainment by International Recording Artists, Top Comedians and Famous DJs, Plus Dancing, Moonlight Cruise, and more on the Waterfront. Get-away Weekends Include All This, Plus Two-nights Accommodations - Starting at $199 per person

The celebrated annual Baltimore Music Crab Feast Weekend Series™ is produced by J.O.B. Marketing & Travel Consultants, Inc. Approaching its 19th consecutive season, the overwhelmingly successful Baltimore Music Crab Feast Weekends run annually from May through October at various Maryland waterfront locations. They have become the weekend get-away venue of choice for thousands of African American East Coast residents. Each event will deliver an enormous all-you-can-eat buffet with hot steamed hard-shell crabs, fried shrimp, barbecued chicken and every side dish imaginable, along with lots of fun-filled activities and entertainment. This season's events will feature national recording artists like jazzy R&B diva Angela Bofill and hip hop pioneer Kurtis Blow, among others.

The renowned Baltimore Music Crab Feast Weekend Series has been featured in Black Enterprise, Upscale and Ebony magazines and on CNN TV's Travel Guide and numerous radio talk shows. Hilariously funny comedians, spoken word artists, and fabulous deejays will keep you entertained. Internationally-known vocalists and musicians will showcase their respective talents across several musical genres like gospel, neo-soul, jazz, Caribbean, Latin, R&B, and hip-hop. Also enjoy a moonlight cruise, outlet mall shopping excursion, two-nights hotel accommodations, and buffet breakfast with smooth jazz and gospel music on Sunday morning. All-inclusive packages start at $199.00 per person (travel costs are separate).

Headliner line-up for this summer's themed Music Crab Feast Weekend Series:

Singer Angela Bofill has long been known and loved for her timeless interpretations of love and love’s despair through song. More than two decades after she settled into life as a successful recording artist, Angela Bofill continues to make the world her stage. From Japan to the Philippines to the Caribbean to Europe, Africa and here in the United States, all those who have witnessed this vocal powerhouse's live performances can testify that it is obvious the stage indeed belongs to Angela Bofill. As a matter of fact, the stage is her first love. A consummate entertainer, this singing actress is ready to reach new horizons. Angela Bofill... a universal diva for the new millennium.

As the first commercially successful rap artist Kurtis Blow is back by popular demand. Blow is a towering figure in hip-hop history. His popularity and charisma helped prove that rap music was something more than a flash-in-the-pan novelty, paving the way for the even greater advances of Grandmaster Flash and Run-D.M.C, who has also performed at a previous music series. Blow was the first rapper to sign with (and release an album for) a major label; the first to have a single certified gold (1980's landmark "The Breaks"); the first to embark on a national (and international) concert tour; and the first to cement rap's mainstream marketability by signing an endorsement deal. For that matter, he was really the first significant solo rapper on record, and as such he was a natural focal point for many aspiring young MCs in the early days of hip-hop.

Event producers continue to add featured entertainers to the summer series line-up. Currently, the themed music weekend schedule is as follows:

Weekend:    Featuring:    Event:

July 29-31, 2005    Angela Bofill    Soulfest Weekend Crab Feast™

August 5-7, 2005    Kurtis Blow     Waterfront Music Crab Feast™

August 19-21, 2005    Gospel and Holy Hip Hop    Raise the Praise Crab Feast™

Also Aug. 19-21    Kurtis Blow    Party Music Crab Feast™ Finale

Aug. 26-28, 2005    Comedy & Casino    Music Lobster Fest™

J.O.B. Marketing & Travel Consultants has hosted Crab Feast events in Baltimore since 1987. And just like in year's past, families, groups, couples and individuals will enjoy this summer's event series, which will include golf, waterpark and Black History Tour options for minimal additional cost. Returning visitors are expected from throughout the East Coast and beyond.

"The best keep secret in the charm city of Baltimore is ready to explode on the international horizon."

  • joyful attendee from New York

"There is no crab feast close to this experience. We've attended some crab feasts that copied them, but can't duplicate the experience."

  • thrilled attendee from Virginia

How to Attend

To obtain more information about group, family or individual packages, please call (410) 484-5600 or toll-free (888) 375-0080, or visit http://www.crabfeast.com

About J.O.B. Marketing & Travel Consultants, Inc.

J.O.B. Marketing & Travel Consultants is a family-owned/managed marketing and travel firm that offers full-service vacation and travel options. Dynamic husband and wife team, Gregory and H. Marie Dawson have operated the business since 1987 with the support of its superior and caring staff and vendors. Gregory and Marie have over 40 years combined experience in hospitality, tourism, special events and catering trades.

The Dawsons established the company to provide quality travel experiences for African Americans, including soulful cruises year-round and unique packages that combine travel, musical events, good food, cozy accommodations, and old-fashioned hospitality to create a well-rounded enjoyable get-away experience. The summer focus is the Music Crab Feast Series from May to October. The Winter Soul Fest Weekends run from January to March.

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