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Juneteenth Celebrations in the Neighborhood

Thursday, June 16, 2022

2022 Juneteenth Homecoming Celebration at Point State Park

June 17 – 19 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Entertainment schedule:

Friday, June 17:

  • 4 p.m.: DJ FATMAN SCOOP
  • 6 p.m.: Sons of Mystro
  • 8 p.m.: Talib Kweli

Saturday, June 18:

  • 4 p.m.: Roger Humphreys & RH Factor
  • 6 p.m.: Arrested Development
  • 8 p.m.: ROSE Royce

Sunday, June 19:

  • 4 p.m.: The Dazz Band
  • 6 p.m.: KLYMAXX
  • 8 p.m.: WAR

Juneteenth In-The-Square

June 17 – 19 from 11 a.. – 9 p.m. daily

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, June 17:

  • 12 p.m.: Dr. James Johnson & Jazz Allstars
  • 3 p.m.: The House of Soul
  • 5 p.m.: The One-Up Band
  • 7 p.m.: Kevin Howard Jazz

Saturday, June 18:

  • 1 p.m.: Saxophonist Derek Redd
  • 3 p.m.: Tubby Daniel’s Band
  • 5 p.m.: Jacquea & Friends
  • 8 p.m.: Sunshine Anderson

Sunday, June 19:

  • 11 a.m.: DJ Brother Marlon
  • 1 p.m.: Pittsburgh Gospel Allstars
  • 3 p.m.: Soul Raydio Band
  • 5 p.m.: Anita Level & Soulvation
  • 8 p.m.: Bill Henry Band

Juneteenth Minority Plaza

New this year, Juneteenth is welcoming over 150 minority-owned small businesses, artisans, and other vendors along Liberty and Penn Avenues just outside of Point State Park.

2022 Grand Jubilee Juneteenth Parade

Join WPA Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m. for the Grand Jubilee Juneteenth Parade.

Art as Liberation: Celebrating Black Art in Pittsburgh

Saturday, June 18 from 12 – 4 p.m., join 1Hood Media, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Mikael Owunna Studios, and The Redd Studio for an art fair in PNC Park.

From Slavery to Freedom

The long-term exhibit at the Heinz History Center explores more than 250 years of African American history. Visitors can immerse themselves in the evolution of the region’s African American community, embarking on a journey that begins in 18th-century Africa.

Stop the Violence Programs and Events

Throughout June, join Stop the Violence for a series of lectures with guest speakers Dr. Anthony Browder and Professor Ashra Kwesi.

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