Blumenthal Performing Arts is presenting a FREE two-day celebration, Juneteenth Jam, in three venues in Uptown Charlotte.
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African-American people in the United States.
Juneteenth Jam will feature live music, interactive dance sessions, an installation of DuragFest, and more.
The three venues:
- The Square: Spirit Square’s public plaza at the corner of 7th and College Streets, 345 N. College Street
- Victoria Yards: Outdoor venue at the corner of N. Tryon Street and 7th Street, 408 N. Tryon Street
- Nascar Hall of Fame Plaza, outside the Nascar Hall of Fame, at 400 E. MLK Jr. Blvd
Juneteenth Jam Schedule
Friday, June 18th and Victoria Yards: Free activities from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- 4:30 p.m: Reba Bowens
- 5:30 p.m.: Drums for Life
- 6:30 p.m.: Tambor Venezolano
Friday, June 18th at Spirit Square: Free activities from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Beginner Samba and Beginner Capoeira
Saturday, June 19th at Victoria Yards: Free activities from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- 12:00 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies: Ohavia Phillips & Greg Jackson
- 1:00 p.m.: Poetry by Shakes
- 2:30 p.m.: Music by Leone
- 4:00 p.m.: LP7
- 4:30 p.m.: DJ Fannie Mae
- 5:00 p.m.: Chocolate KNDY
- 6:30 p.m.: TRS
- 7:00 p.m.: DJ Fannie Mae
Saturday, June 19th at NASCAR Plaza: Free activities from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- 12:00 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies: Bluz & Jordan
- 12:15 p.m.: Davon & Kelsey
- 12:30 p.m.: Twin Nation
- 1:00 p.m.: Makayla Cooper
- 1:30 p.m.: Jordan
- 2:00 p.m.: AJ & LeDarius Parker
- 3:00 p.m.: Open Cypher
Durag After Dark
After the daytime festivities on Saturday, June 19th, head to Camp North End, 300 Camp Road, for Durag After Dark: Adult swim. It will take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and will feature:
- Wave Contest
- Local artist performances
- Food & Bar
Durag Fest offers an app that will give you a lot more detail about the events. You can get the app from the Durag Fest website.
Some highlights, from the app:
- 7 p.m.: Performance by Elevator Jay!
- 7:30: Drip Walk
- 8 p.m.: Wave Contest
- 9 p.m.: DJ Fannie Mae
- 9:30 p.m.: Contest: Twerksanity
- 10 p.m.: Performance by TiaCorine
More Juneteenth Events around Charlotte
Read all about Charlotte’s Juneteenth events, or take a quick look here: