CANCELED for 2020: Berkeley Juneteenth Music Festival | East Bay
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Adeline-Alcatraz Corridor | Adeline St. at Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
The 33rd Annual Berkeley Juneteenth Festival is on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020 , from 11 am to 7 pm, on Alcatraz in south Berkeley’s five-block Alcatraz-Adeline.
On June 19th (shortened to JUNETEENTH), former enslaved citizens flooded the streets, rejoicing in their newly discovered freedom. Barbecue smoke filled the air. Dancing feet pounded the ground and voices sung out.
This day, JUNETEENTH, would forever commemorate African American freedom.
- Kid/Stem Zone – have attractions like a rock wall, zip-line, science-focused hands-on activities such as a slime bar. Art programs for young children also include dance, storytelling, slides, jumpers and clowns, face painting and art projects coordinated by local organizations.
- The Rd Bonds Main Stage – is the “heart” of Juneteenth. The music incorporates the best of the African American experience: drumming, jazz, blues, neo-soul, gospel, R&B, and reggae. While talents, like Pharoah Sanders grace the stage, the Festival is a vehicle for showcasing “up and coming acts”, providing them with an opportunity to expand their audience.
- The Lothario Lotho Stage – features performances directed towards young adults. Auditions are held thirty days prior to the Festival. Acts may include song, theatre, dance, youth gospel choirs, jazz workshops, spoken word, and fashion.
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