2019 Juneteenth Celebration Schedule

 

JUNETEENTH CAPITOL CITY KICK-OFF

LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Downtown Campus - Gannon Center Building

411 North Grand Avenue, Lansing MI

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

5:30 pm - Kickoff Program with community participants and local leaders

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Garlin Gilchrist II,

Lieutenant Governor

 

JUNETEENTH FREEDOM FESTIVAL

ST. JOSEPH PARK

2125 W Hillsdale St., Lansing, Michigan

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

Freedom Festival Friday

3:00 pm - Park opens: Vendors, Exhibitors, Family Activities,

a ballgame commemorating the Negro League, community recognitions

and special live stage performances.

Pre-Game Entertainment - 4:00 pm

Featuring YY2B (Young Youth 2 Blessed Dance Ministry) and Noah Hampton-Yarborough

Transition to Field - 5:30 pm

Coin Toss, Recognition of Special Guests and Anthem by Aleshia Echols

Opening Pitch by Lansing Mayor Andy Schor

 

 

Ball Game - 6:15 pm

Play-by-play - Dan Boggan and Ken Turner

Post-Game Stage Performance - 7:30 pm

Plus special guests The Lansing Fire Department

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Saturday’s Ceremonial Hosts/Announcers: Michael McFadden, Angela Matthews, Cathy Morgan, and Melik Brown

 

The African American Parade and Juneteenth Peace Walk – 10:00am

African American Pre-Parade Staging (8:30am) – Letts Community Center

African American Parade Kickoff (10:00am) – Letts Community Center to St. Joe Park

 

Festival Opening Celebration – 11:30am to 2:00pm

Rev. Adrian Swanigan – Invocation

Rev. DeBorah Holt-Foster – Anthem

Shermaine Gardner Jr. – Pouring of Libations

T. J. King  

Dan Fauls

Friendship House of Prayer Praise Team

Kenya Foster

Carol Ervin

M.U.V.E.

Health Fair Showcase & Special Features

DLG & Ms. RE

Gospel Experience - 2:00 P.M. to 4:15 P.M.

The Heavenly Stars

Pilgrim Rest Gospel Choir

Unspoken Praise

Gospel Headliner - Michelle Miller Bell & Band

Gospel Headliner – Metro Detroit Area Fellowship Choir, R. Denard McClary, Director

 

Culture Connection: 4:15 P.M. to 4:45 P.M.

Announcements and Trivia

Sterling Armstrong's Showcase & Hustle Dance Zone

R&B/Jazz/Blues Program 4:45pm to 8:30pm

SoulPlay 517

Theo and Friends

Blues Headliner - Lady Champagne

Nu Era

Jazz Headliner - Renee King Jackson

 

Children’s Activities 1:00-4:00 pm

Capital Area District Libraries (Family Fun Zone; games and face painting)

11am – 4pm

Lansing Parks and Recreation (Bounce House)

2pm – 4pm

   

Other Activities

Juneteenth Health Fair   11:30-4:00 pm

Community Informational Booths   11:30-4:00 pm

Vendors  11:00-8:00 pm

 

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

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