The Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas returns to Charlotte on Thursday, June 16th thru Sunday, June 19th 2011.
The Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas returns to Charlotte on Thursday, June 16th thru Sunday, June 19th 2011. 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 16th
Cultural Camp – Mask making, beading, storytelling and songs will renew the children ages 3 and up to a true cultural experience.
Friday, June 17th
Inaugural Drum Circle
Saturday, June 18
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 19
Praise and Worship by the University Park Baptist Church Hymn Choir – 11am
Local Artists, Poets, Dancers – 12:30pm
Local Artists, Poets, Speakers, Dancers
300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC