Juneteenth Jam 2023
DateJune 17, 2023
Event Starts10:00 AM
Ticket PricesFREE - RSVP now
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The Juneteenth Jam Block Party is back & better than ever! In partnership with the Harvey B. Gantt Center, The Mint Museum and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, we're taking over Uptown and cranking up the celebration!
The lineup will include an explosion of artistry from FRESH2DEATH, performances by Moving Spirits, Inc. & CLT Double Dutch Aerobics, plus a tik-tok dance battle between families called Family Dance Feud!
Join us at the block party! Sounds will be provided by DJ Heff and DJ Micki Blends, along with delicious food trucks, vendors, games, and MORE!
All events are FREE and open to the general public. Grab the crew and GET OUTSIDE!
Two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, freedom was finally realized for all enslaved people of the United States. Juneteenth is a joyous national holiday that celebrates that historic moment.
Conceived by Emmy Award-winning poet and Blumenthal Director of Creative Engagement Boris “Bluz” Rogers, Juneteenth Jam will be held at the super cool Levine Ave.
Juneteenth Jam — guaranteed fun that will have the whole family jammin’!
FULL LINE UP!
Block Party @ Levine
DJs, musical acts, food trucks, vendors and energy connecting all of the spaces for an amazing day.
- 11am- Moving Spirits, Inc. & Choir of
Friendship Baptist Church opening the day along with
“Moving with the Spirits” African Dance troupe from UNCC.
- 11:30am- DJ Heff
- 12Pm- Shaniya Simmons
- 12:30Pm - DJ HEff
- 2pm- Mr Rocky and his family-friendly sing/dance along.
- 2:30pm - DJ Micki Blendz
- 3pm - Family Dance Feud - a dance battle between families!
- 4pm- Fitness
- 4:35pm - DJ Micki Blendz
- 5:05pm - Gia Roxx
- 5:40pm - Micki Blendz
- 6pm - House of Prayer Band
Fashion, Art & Poerty @ The Gantt
- 10am – 10pm - 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 thru out the day.
- 11am - 1pm - 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.
- 3pm-4:30pm - Poetry plaza
NAACP Juneteenth History Talk @ The Mint
- 12p - Artist Talk- Lecture Hall
- 1:30 p - 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 - Juneteenth Youth Poetry Reflection – Hall
Game Truck & Teen Zone @ The Bechtler
- 12p – 5p - VIDEO Game Truck
- 1p – 4p - Air Brush TEE SHIRT Station
- 2p – 6p – Face Art