11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 18. South Berkeley’s five-block Alcatraz-Adeline corridor.
African drumming, jazz, blues, neo-soul, gospel, rhythm and blues, and reggae music, exhibits, health screenings, art and crafts, food. www.berkeleyjuneteenth.org
The Juneteenth Festival is free and open to the public. Family entertainment is the focus of all Berkeley Juneteenth Cultural Celebrations.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
11 am to 7 pm
The RD BONDS MAIN STAGE is the “heart” of Juneteenth-in-Berkeley. The music incorporates the best of the African American experience: drumming, jazz, blues, neo-soul, gospel, R&B, and reggae. While talents, like John Handy, Faye Carol and Pharoah Sanders have graced our 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 specialty performances like dance, spoken word, fashion, and community performers.
- HEALTH SCREENINGS– Alameda County health agencies offer informational workshops and health screenings.
- TWO ON TWO BASKETBALL TOURNEY provides wholesome, physical competition on event day.
- HISTORICAL EXHIBITS includes exhibits featuring a collaboration of presenters.
- ART FOR CHILDREN programs and for-fun activities which are coordinated by practicing artists.
- The VISION MAGAZINE is a souvenir publication that features articles about performers, artists, and stories pertinent to the community.
- If interested in being considered for entertainment or activities, submit your promotional packages to:
Juneteenth-in-Berkeley, held annually in June in south Berkeley’s five-block Alcatraz-Adeline corridor has been produced by Berkeley Juneteenth Association, Inc., a non-profit who has served the community since 1987. They rebranded as Berkeley Juneteenth Cultural Celebrations to pursue and sponsor more cultural events throughout the year. Their mission:
“To promote greater societal cohesiveness by educating and involving the community in historical, family, and cultural activities pertaining to people of color.”