Juneteenth 2022 marks the liberation of Black Individuals from slavery 157 years in the past. In celebration, The Roots, Killer Mike, Mickey Guyton, and extra will take the stage on the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, June nineteenth for a particular live performance that will probably be broadcast reside on CNN.
Different artists on the roster for the night embrace Earth Wind & Fireplace, Robert Glasper, Jhené Aiko, Anthony Hamilton, Billy Porter, Fortunate Daye, Mary Mary, and Michelle Williams. Moreover, the present will characteristic the 68-piece symphony Re-Collective Orchestra. Carried out by Thomas Wilkins and Derek Hodge, the group would be the first all-Black orchestra to ever play the Hollywood Bowl within the venue’s 100-year historical past.
See the total lineup poster beneath.
“That is crucial occasion we’ve ever produced at Dwell Nation City,” stated president Shawn Gee in a press release. “It’s a second to rejoice and mirror on Black independence and the Black expertise. It’s additionally a second to boost consciousness and shine gentle on the miles we nonetheless have to journey to true fairness. We hope to see you there.”
Tickets for the live performance can be found to the general public by way of the Hollywood Bowl’s web site, or by calling (323) 850-2000. The Juneteenth Celebration can even be broadcast reside on CNN beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET that night.
Solely final yr, on June fifteenth, 2021, the Senate unanimously handed a decision declaring Juneteenth the twelfth federal authorized vacation within the US. Whereas slavery technically ended with the passing of the Thirteenth Modification, Juneteenth takes its roots from Texas historical past when, in 1865, Basic Order No. 3 proclaimed to slaves residing in Galveston that they’d formally been freed.