Join the St. Augustine Music Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 2:30pm for the 2022 Juneteenth Celebration. Held at the New Saint James Missionary Baptist Church, the event celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. There is also a Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, 2022 at the Cathedral Basilica.
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day – June 19, 1865 – when federal troops arrived in Galveston Texas to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were now free. The troops’ arrival came two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln.
Pianist Terrence Wilson will be performing along with the Community Gospel Choir.
SAMF is also hosting a pop-up exhibit celebrating Black artists who live in and around St. Augustine. The exhibit is in partnership with the St. Augustine Art Assocation and the Lincolnville Museum. Works include paintings, mixed media, and a special photography and painting collaboration by Brandon Santiago and Lenny Foster.
Admittance is first come, first serve. No tickets are necessary.
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