Sun. 6/19: ‘Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom’ from the Hollywood Bowl: The Roots, Earth, Wind & Fire, More, Broadcast on CNN

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This coming Sunday, June 19, is the 157th anniversary of Black American Independence Day — Juneteenth. To mark the occasion and celebrate a major moment in history, Live Nation Urban and Jesse Collins Entertainment have teamed up to present a very special event at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom will feature a stacked lineup of Black performers and entertainers, including but not limited to Anthony Hamilton, Billy Porter, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jhené Aiko, Killer Mike, Lucky Daye, Mary Mary, Michelle Williams, Mickey Guyton, Questlove, Robert Glasper, The Roots and The Re-Collective Orchestra (68-piece all-Black symphony orchestra).

CNN will be the event’s official broadcast partner and will air performances from the night on all of its platforms, starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Tickets for those interested in attending the event in-person are available here.

Via a news release:

Notably, the event makes history as it will be the first time an all-Black orchestra performs on stage in the Hollywood Bowl’s 100-year history. Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Thomas Wilkins and Derrick Hodge will conduct, while Adam Blackstone, and The Roots co-founder and Academy® Award-winning filmmaker Questlove will serve as the evening’s Musical Directors. It promises to be an unforgettable celebration of Black culture and excellence brought to life and powered by Black creators.

Said Shawn Gee, Live Nation Urban President:

“This is the most important event we’ve ever produced at Live Nation Urban. It’s a moment to celebrate and reflect on black independence and the black experience. It’s also a moment to raise awareness and shine light on the miles we still need to travel to true equity. We hope to see you there.”

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