2012 Juneteenth Festival June 14th – 17th
Start Date: June 14, 2012
End Date: June 17, 2012
The Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas returns to Charlotte on Thursday, June 14th thru Sunday, June 17th 2012. Admission is free and the festival begins at 8:00 am and goes until 9:00 pm.
The Juneteenth Festival is a celebration of not only freedom for enslaved blacks in America, but freedom of all people that have been enslaved throughout time. The festival will offer a rich array of cultural traditions and diversity through food, arts and music.
It offers a broad variety of tantalizing, ethnic foods, plus an even greater selection of vendors displaying unique arts, crafts and clothing from around the world. Enjoy fabulous R&B, Blues, Jazz, Reggae and many more soul-stirring sounds as music and dance groups perform throughout the weekend’s festivities.
This year the Juneteenth Festival planning committee expects about 50,000 attendees.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, June 14th
-Youth Day Camp
-Celebration Of History
Friday, June 15th
-Inaugural Drum Circle – 6pm
Saturday, June 16th
-Yoga and Fitness Session – 8:30am
-Purpose & Welcome – 11am
-African Dancers & Drummers – 12pm
-Local Artists – 12:30 – 3:30pm
-The Company Band – 4pm
-Groove Masters Bands – 5pm
-Tarsha McMillian Hamilton – 6pm
-Special Guest Artist (close out)
Sunday, June 17th
-Praise and Worship by the University Park Baptist Church Hymn Choir – 11am
-Tonya Rivens of Praise 100.9 & other radio personalities – 12:30pm
-Local Artists, Poets, Dancers – 12:30pm
-Sign Of The Times (Spiritual Jazz) – 3pm
-Voices Of Hope Recovery Choir – 4pm
-J Real Gospel Hip Hop – 5pm
-God’s Musical Phrophets – 5:10pm
Independence Park: 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC
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