2022 Juneteenth
Freedom Festival Schedule
ST. JOSEPH PARK, 2125 W. HILLSDALE ST, LANSING

 

Friday, June 17, 2022

 

FREEDOM FESTIVAL FAMILY NIGHT - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Activities begin at 4pm. On Friday evening, the Freedom Festival activities begin family night! “Juneteenth where the Reunion Begins” is our theme! The Village Market is showcasing food and merchant vendors, along with public service exhibitors. Music by DJ Rob Newsome and Hustle Line dancing. Calling all chess and checker players to resume our annual gathering!
4:00 pm – DJ Rob Newsome
5:00 pm – Vocalist Laure’ Pen
6:15 pm – Hustle Zone with Sheila Carter 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

 

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CARARAVAN PARADE - 11:00am
Starting at J.W. Sexton High School, 102 S. McPherson Avenue, Lansing, MI 

JUNETEENTH FREEDOM FESTIVAL

 

Saturday’s Ceremonial Hosts/Announcers:

Angela Matthews and the FOX 47 News Team

 

 

Festival Opening Celebration – 12:00 pm to 1:50 pm

Featured Guests:

Rev. Dr. A. Richard Doss – Invocation 
Rev. DeBorah Holt-Foster – Anthem 
Pastor PJ Anderson and Dr. Willie Davis – Pouring of Libations
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor - Proclamation
La’rue – Gospel Rap
Best Dance Academy - Performance

 

Gospel and R&B Experience 1:50 pm – 3:30 pm
Featured Guests:

Gospel Hip-Hop Headliner – Minister Joe Brown & Friends
Julius Austin & Friends – R&B
Jimmy Clark – Gospel/Jazz Keyboardist

 

 

Juneteenth Culture Connection 3:45 pm – 4:55 pm
Featured Guests:

Announcements and Trivia
Sterling Armstrong's Showcase & Hustle Dance Zone

 

Soul Stirring Sounds 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Featured Guests:
Blues Headliner - Lady Champagne
496 West – Smooth Jazz/R&B
Jazz Headliner - YANCYY

 

Children's Activities 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lansing Fire Department    12:00 pm
Pictures with the Pony   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Garden Project   12:30 pm
Craft Time – Let’s Make Airplanes  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Preuss Pets Education Program   2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    
 

Other Activities

Juneteenth/NAACP Job Fair  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Juneteenth Health Fair  11:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Community Informational Booths  11:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Vendors  11:00 am – 8:00 pm

 

Activities, performers, sequence of events and times listed are approximate and subject to change.