Sidewalk Serenades: blkottonkandy

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Sidewalk Serenades: blkottonkandy

Close (But Not Too Close) Personal Concerts

THU APR 2 | 3PM, 4PM, 5PM & 6PM

Saturday, May 30th | $75





An arts & wellness duo formed by Baltimore-based artists DZL MC and Uni Q. Mical, blkottonkandy's unique style of a cappella riffs and clairvoyant lyricism is the perfect music for collective healing and connection. Get this gem of Baltimore's experimental hip hop scene 6 feet from your doorstep, today! 

 In the time of Covid-19, we shouldn’t forget the power of live music. ONLY 4 CONCERT SPOTS! Secure a personal concert while you can!


About blkottonkandy

blkottonkandy is a Baltimore-based arts & wellness initiative founded by Uni Q. Mical (aka kLefta*maniak) and DZL MC in 2017. Our motto is “Arts, Music, & Alchemy”, as we began with the mission to provide natural and accessible body products for our community. We later expanded to encapsulate our vision as artists, educators, and healers by teaching writing and visual arts workshops, as well as performing original music that speaks to the soul of everyone. In 2019, blkottonkandy released three EPs, to rave reviews: DZL MC’s Dream FREEquency,  kLefta*maniak’s Tha 27th Letter EP, and the Vesica Piscis EP, collectively.  They have regionally performed their brand of experimental sets, namely at The Crown, The Monument Quilt Display on The National Mall, and Mickalene Thomas' opening exhibition at Baltimore Museum of Art. blkottonkandy was the recipient of 2019's The Grit Fund Award, to provide a series of free arts and healing workshops, leading up to a mental wellness conference in Baltimore City in 2020. To contact, please find them on Instagram at @blkottonkandy.


About Sidewalk Serenades:

Creative Alliance believes that a Baltimore without live performances is a Baltimore without joy – and we won’t stand for that!

As you likely know, working musicians, dancers, magicians, burlesque performers, aerialists, and other performance-based artists have had their gigs and their livelihoods cancelled for the foreseeable future. Join Creative Alliance in creating performance opportunities for these artists throughout Baltimore while simultaneously respecting the need for everyone to keep a safe distance.

Creative Alliance is once again offering you the opportunity to have a short performance of two to three songs delivered to the front of your home (or a friend/loved one’s home) for a small fee.

Performers will come to the confirmed address, text the residence upon arrival and, like a burst of sunlight through these gray skies, share their talents from the sidewalk. The donations from each of these performance events will be shared between the artist and Creative Alliance to help keep the arts alive and thriving in Baltimore!


The Basics:

  • Performers will come to the front of your (or loved ones) home and will perform for 15 or so minutes.
  • Concerts will be scheduled on the hour, and you can purchase them on the Creative Alliance website.
  • Ticket sales end when all slots are booked OR 8am day of the concerts.
  • If there is poor weather, concerts will be rescheduled to the next nice day, if possible


What if I want to purchase a concert for someone else??? 

  • Just leave the name, address, and cell number of the person the concert is for in the COMMENTS Section when you check out online.


What if I live in an apartment?

  • Performers will not enter an apartment or shared home but can perform in front of the complex or on the side of a building. This situation is better suited for louder musicians (horn players, trios etc).


What if I would like a performance but just can't afford it at this time?

While there is a fee per concert, there are opportunities for those without the means to still enjoy some live music. Musicians have been asking to do additional community performances for free. If you are in need, know someone in need, or work at an organization of essential workers (a hospital, perhaps) and have a safe space for a performance to occur, reach out to to coordinate.

"Would U (Love Unconditionally)" by blkottonkandy

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