Lowcountry Juneteenth Week (LJW) today announced the performance lineup and schedule for this year’s weeklong celebration of Black excellence and African-American history. LJW will run from June 4th to 19th.
A family festival will conclude the celebration starting at 5 pm on Sunday, June 19th at the historic Jenkins Institute. The festival will include performances from including Midnight Star, Dave Hollister, Fatman Scoop, Shelton Richardson, and more.
Kicking off this year’s scheduled events is Kid’s Day on Saturday, June 4th from 12 pm to 3 pm at Minor Crosby Community Center with field day activities, a college fair and a competitive kickball matchup. Virtual programming will run from Monday, June 6th to Sunday June 12th covering topics such as mental health, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship and more. On Monday, June 13th, the in-person itinerary continues with an official karaoke battle from 8 pm to 2 am at The Ritz Bar & Grill. Tuesday, June 14th is pinned for a special sponsor luncheon from 12 pm to 2 pm at Middleton Place honoring Ms. Louise Brown, Mary Grimes, Vera Smalls, and Rosa Lee Fields from the 1969 Medical College Hospital Strike now known as MUSC. A gospel concert is set for Wednesday, June 15th from 7 pm to 9 pm at First Baptist of James Island and an art show at Okeeba Jubalo Fine Art Gallery is slated for 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, June 16th. Popular Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall Artist King Yellowman along with K’Reema and the Sagittarius Band plus Charleston’s own The Dubplates are tapped for an electrifying reggae vibes concert 6 pm to 10 pm on Friday, June 17th at Hanahan Amphitheater leading up to the main festival event on Saturday, June 19th.
“We couldn’t be more excited to honor the rich history of African-American culture with such a dynamic repertoire of curated events, performances, seminars and exhibits,” said event co-founder Cedric Smalls. “We want to magnify the often overlooked moment in African-American history of Juneteenth as we empower, celebrate and educate through Gullah History, arts and culture.”
Lowcountry Juneteenth Week is empowering Black-owned businesses with the return of the Black Business Directory as a complimentary effort to honor their contributions and vital role to the community. The weeklong festival is also investing in youth with the chance for Lowcountry K-12 students to have their artwork featured as the official Lowcountry Juneteenth Week 2022 poster plus a $500 purchase grand prize.
The event is a member of the Lowcountry Juneteenth Experience, a collaborative collective with Root of Soul: J19 Fest and Juneteenth Family Fest.
Tickets to Lowcountry Juneteenth Week 2022 can be purchased by clicking here. VIP options are available and are curated by Hennesy Moet and The Wett Experience. To become a part of the Black Business Directory, volunteer, sign up as a food vendor, or submit for the poster contest you can visit lowcountryjuneteenthweek.com.
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