Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African-American people in the United States.
Juneteenth Jam is a partnership between Blumenthal Performing Arts, the Harvey B. Gantt Center, The Mint Museum, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and NAACP.
It will take place Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Levine Avenue of the Arts, The Bechtler, The Gantt and Mint Museum Uptown. All of the venues are a very short walk from each other.
Make sure to see the schedule below, because activities are not happening at all the venues the whole time.
This is a free event.
The event will take over Uptown Charlotte and will feature live music, free dance classes, food trucks and much more. Read on for the schedule.
Learn about other Juneteenth celebrations in the Charlotte area!
Juneteenth Jam Schedule
Levine Avenue of the Arts
Block Party at Levine Avenue of the Arts
DJs, musical acts, food trucks, vendors, dance, fitness, more.
- 11 to 11:15 a.m.: DJ Heff
- 11:15 to 11:30 a.m.: Moving Spirits
- 11:30 to 11:45 a.m.: DJ Heff
- 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Friendship Choir
- 12:15 to 12;30 p.m.: DJ Heff
- 12:30 to 12:55 p.m.: Shaniya Simmons
- 12:55 to 1:30 p.m.: DJ Heff
- 1:30 to 1:50 p.m.: Poets
- 1:50 to 2:30 p.m.: DJ Micki Blendz
- 2:30 to 2:55 p.m.: Mr. Rocky
- 2:55 to 3:30 p.m.: DJ Micki Blendz
- 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.: Family Dance Feud
- 4:15 to 5 p.m.: YVY Fitness
- 5:00 to 5:25 p.m.: DJ Micki Blendz
- 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Gia Roxx
Fashion, Art & Poetry @ The Gantt
Harvey B. Gantt Museum, 551 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
- 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: The Gantt will be in full fashion mode with the “Fresh 2 Death: It’s giving Ballroom” A deep dive into the Ballroom Culture, there will be workshop and installations happening throughout the day.
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Juneteenth Arts and Crafts @ GANTT – A hands-on art experience for the entire family that blends creativity with a foundational understanding of the Juneteenth holiday.
- 3 to 4:30 p.m.: Poetry plaza
NAACP Juneteenth History Talk @ The Mint
The Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
- 12 p.m.: Artist Talk- Lecture Hall
- 1:30 p.m.: NAACP Juneteenth History Talk- 1st floor Lecture Hall. The Mint will be open for patrons to experience the exhibits and attend the NAACP panel talk and discuss/educaTE THE meaning of Juneteenth. There will also be a feature from some Award Poets and singers in the space.
- 3:30 p.m.: Juneteenth Youth Poetry Reflection – Hall
Game Truck & Teen Zone @ The Bechtler
- 12 to 5 p.m.: VIDEO Game Truck
- 1 to 4 p.m.: Air Brush TEE SHIRT Station
- 2 to 6 p.m.: Face Art
More Juneteenth Events around Charlotte
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