Festival of black arts & ideas: Juneteenth
Full 2022 Schedule

Thursday, June 16, 2022

“Peeing in a Soda Bottle” By E. Claudette Freeman, Followed by Discussion

Come see a profound one-woman show by E. Claudette Freeman. Join us and sit on the porch with Chayonne and her rifle, Tilda, to learn life’s most valuable lessons.

Friday, June 17, 2022

An Intimate Evening with Spoken Word Artist Obbie West

Join us for an unforgettable evening with Obbie West! His delivery is electric, his ideas are refreshing, and his talent is undeniable.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Scratching Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop

Join us to get free tools to help you learn more about your family’s past.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Katherine Dunham: Juba Dance Festival: Featuring the D. William Dance Academy & Crystal Newman & Co.

D. Williams Dance Academy will perform an exciting showcase drawing inspiration from dance traditions the world over.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Legacy Music Festival – Tribute to the Harlem Cultural Festival, “Summer of Soul”

Join your community at Miller Park for an outdoor screening of “Summer of Soul”, an incredible documentary about The Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969. Local musicians will pay homage to artists that performed at the event such as Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson and others.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Run & Mrs. Opal Lee Walk

Join us for a half marathon to show our unity as we celebrate Juneteenth and honor Mrs. Opal Lee, the “grandmother of Juneteenth” who campaigned for decades to make Juneteenth the federal holiday that it is today.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Panel Discussion/Wellness through the Arts

Join us as artists and mental health professionals come together to discuss the connection between the arts and mental wellness.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

3rd Annual Black Dads Matter Father’s Day Gospel Jazz Brunch

Celebrate the dads in your life with delicious food, fun, jazz, and joy. This event crescendos with the awarding of the Extraordinary Father of The Year Award.