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2012 Juneteenth Festival June 14th – 17th

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Start Date: June 14, 2012
End Date: June 17, 2012
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Location: Independence Park: 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC

Description

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
-Craft Workshop
-Heritage Hour
-Heritage Performance
-Scholarship Reception

Friday, June 15th
-Inaugural Drum Circle – 6pm
-International Drummers
-Community Fellowship
-Fish Fry

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

www.juneteenthofthecarolinas.com

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