Culver City Juneteenth Celebration

Published on June 10, 2022

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Mayor Dr. Daniel Lee and the City of Culver City’s Equity and Human Relations Advisory Committee (EHRAC) invite the Culver City community to a Juneteenth celebration on June 19, 2022, from 1 PM to 6 PM at The Culver Steps in the heart of Downtown Culver City!  Mayor Lee, Culver City’s first Black Mayor, will lead this special event in celebration of Black music, spoken word and dance. Aloe Blacc, Will Gittens, Benkadi African Drummers and others are slated to perform during the festivities.

Performer/Music Timeline (1PM – 6 PM)  (Subject to Change)

1 PM                    Opening and Land Acknowledgement

1:15 PM              Storytelling and Free Food Samples

2:15 PM              Benkadi African Drummers

3:00 PM              Lift Ev'ry Voice with Aloe Blacc

3:15 PM              Parent Jam  & DJ Cutz Supreme

3:30 PM              DJ & Kevin Nash

4:00 PM              Will Gittens (Acoustic)

430 PM               Kevin Nash

4:35 PM              Marieme

5:05 PM              Kevin Nash

5:10 PM              Brandon Coleman Band

5:30 PM              Aloe Blacc 

6:00 PM              Closing

Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation and freedom of enslaved people of African descent in the United States.  With the collaboration of local artists, businesses, and organizations, Culver City’s Juneteenth event brings a day of reflection, education, and celebration. This is a free family-friendly event (and Father’s Day), and complimentary Soul food samples will be available as supplies last.

The Culver Steps is located at 9300 Culver Boulevard. With limited parking in Downtown Culver City, consider taking the bus or using other mobility options to attend the event including the City’s new Circulator that connects Downtown to the Culver City Expo Station! Both Culver CityBus lines 1 and 7 will also bring you to the festivities! Call (310) 253-6500 or visit the Culver CityBus Website to plan your trip. The City’s Next CCBus App provides real time bus locations, trip planning and bus occupancy levels. Please avoid parking in residential areas.

A special thank you to Community Partner KJLH Radio, 102.3 FM.  The event is also sponsored by the City of Culver City, Amazon Studios, Boulevard Music, Culver Arts Foundation, Culver City Downtown Business Association, Hackman Capital Partners, Live Nation, NFL Network, Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Culver Steps and Westfield. 

For more information, please call (310) 253-6000.

About the Juneteenth National Holiday

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) is a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.  It marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform the enslaved African Americans of their freedom. This was two and a half years after the signing of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

For more information on the history of Juneteenth, visit the National Museum of African American History & Culture