Juneteenth Music Festival
Cart 0

 Juneteenth Music festival
2018

Juneteenth trumpet-player.jpg

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.  Juneteenth today celebrates African American freedom and achievement while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.
Vendors-at-Juneteenth.jpeg
Wilma Webb
Wilma Webb

Over the past 6 years, we have worked to evolve the celebration into a platform which fosters community building and supports educational and economic development. We have had some challenges and growing pains, however; we are relatively satisfied with the progress that we have made in continuing to celebrate the holiday and raise our community consciousness.

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
The landscape of Denver, specifically North East Denver is aggressively changing. Countless families who called the East Side their home and neighborhood have been forced to relocate to surrounding cities with lower rents. The gentrification of Denver is serious for countless reasons and poses a threat to the legacies of pioneers who have helped open doors for future generations. 
Bother Jeff
Bother Jeff

The theme for the 2018 Juneteenth Music Festival is Dream Big. It will appear in all of our messaging and promotion leading up to this year’s celebration on Saturday, June 16, 2018. To enhance the message, the festival planning committee is creating banners, posters, flyers and billboards featuring African Americans from Colorado who have set new standards through high achievement and DREAMING BIG.