On April 30th, hundreds of people gathered to to celebrate the arts. Alternative R&B artists SZA and her friends performed at Wiggins Park in Camden.
The crowd was full of local residents, as well as people who traveled from the Jersey shore, Willingboro, New York, and other areas to see the north Jersey native sing. SZA has performed with Kendrick Lamar and she’s featured on Rihanna’s latest album.
The weather was perfect, the crowd was diverse, and the music was loud. Local elected officials were acknowledged, but none were there. There were noticeably no vendors. No food, fashion, or souvenirs were sold. But parking was free.
During the concert, SZA spoke about her journey through college and encouraged young people to think about their own education. She also spoke about her love for Camden as a city of great people. You can see that comment here: