Clarksville’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival
For many years, Juneteenth (also Freedom Day or Emancipation Day) has been under-recognized and under-celebrated. Juneteenth marks the nation’s second Independence Day and should be a national pride as a significant milestone in American history. Join us as we celebrate FREEDOM and pay tribute to the rich history & culture of Black/African American people in America.
Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics, and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement, and planning for the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long overdue.
Our celebration will explore the Black experience through art, storytelling, spoken word, food, live music, a dope DJ, dance, literature, and more.
Join us at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center
8 Champion’s Way, Clarksville, TN 37040
Juneteenth Festival Events
“Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.”― Anonymous… Not this year! Join us as we celebrate the Black culture with knowledge, love, and friends. This will be a family-friendly all-day event full of giving flowers to the Black culture.
Modern & Contemporary Artists
We honor and celebrate the artists in our community. This will be a great opportunity to purchase and view the works of art by members of our community.
Generational Wealth Resource
We want to prepare you with information and a network of trusted professionals that will provide information on financial literacy, mental health, homeownership, colleges, trade schools, employment resources, and more
Spades is one of the most popular card games in the Black culture and we are excited about this year’s tournament. Grab your Spades partner and enter to win the trophy and bragging rights for an entire year!
Dominoes is a classic game that involves strategy and quick wit…we are excited about this year’s tournament. Enter to win the trophy and bragging rights for an entire year!
Bid Whist Tournament
Biz wiz is a classic card game that some believe was the father of the modern spades game. We are excited about this years tournament. Enter to win the trophy and bragging rights for an entire year!
Spoken Word and Poet Performances
We are proud to Announce
J.A.K. Danger & Good People Lounge will provide the
Clarksville’s Power of Words
Open Mic & Performance Art Event
Hosted by: J.A.K. Danger and Komplex Simplicity
Double Dutch Contest
Evolving from Africa, Double Dutch is historically a jump rope game played in the culture. Enter to win the trophy and bragging rights for an entire year!
Over 100 Vendors and Food Trucks
We are so happy to announce over 100 vendors that will support our event. We will have food, goods, and a variety of other services.
Black Voters Matter
We will be holding a voter registration drive.
Health and Wellness
Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition, and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition.
Juneteenth Festival Health and Wellness
We are so thankful for the turnout of these Outstanding organizations and their service to our community.
|Business Name||Service Provided|
|Breaking The Sickle Cell Cycle||Sickle cell trait testing|
|Blood Assurance||Blood Drive|
|Music City Prep||HIV testing|
|23 and Me||Genealogy testing|
|Matthew Walker Healthcare On Wheels||Pap Smears, Health Screenings, Mammograms, Covid Vaccinations|
|MMBGC Mental Health Program||Mental health|
|Centerstone||Mental health/Behavioral health safety net for kids|
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Juneteenth Festival Weekend
A festival is not a festival without proper entertainment!
Event 1: Thursday, June 16
“Black Mosaic: Reclaiming Clarksville Stories” Screening
Date: June 16
Location: Customs House Museum
Additional Details: Master’s thesis by Angela Peterson of Austin Peay State University, this documentary explores the often-excluded Black voices in the history of Clarksville. Join us as we give flowers to the often-silenced Black heroes and pay homage to their experiences.
Open to the public. Admission: $5 Kids 16 and under are free
Event 2:Friday, June 17
Culture Ball: Artistic Expression of Black Culture
Date: June 17
Location: Civic Hall
Time : 6-9pm
Additional Details: Join us for a cocktail party unlike any other. Enjoy art, fashion, music, spoken word, and dance that artistically express the beauty of Black/African American culture and give flowers to the creators. Heavy hor d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, networking – but limited seating.
Open to the public. Admission: $45
Event 3: Saturday, June 18
Clarksville’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival
Date: June 18
Location: Wilma Rudolph Event Center
Additional Details: Our celebration will explore the Black experience through art, storytelling, spoken word, food, live music, a dope DJ, dance, literature, and more.
Open to the public. Free admission.
Juneteenth Festival Entertainment
A festival is not a festival without proper entertainment! We will have Clarksville’s biggest names performing some of their classic hits. Our music will have high-energy performances with dance music reminiscent of the golden oldies mixed with today’s hits for all ages to enjoy while dancing & singing along.
Join us for
- Over 100 Vendors and Food Trucks at the Business Expo
- CBD Lounge by our sponsor Emerald City CBD
- Music by the amazing DJ Brock
- Live Music with Mike Rich, Tina Brown, AlleyKat NuMoney, Marcus J, and more plus artist Meet and Greets
- Amazing art installation by Asia Long and various other artists
- Multiple Voter Registration booths
- Selfie stations
- Our Voices: A Space for Black Authors featuring various authors with the opportunity to meet and greet sponsored by Habitat for Humanity
- Spades, dominoes, bid whist tournaments with Trophies and bragging rights
- Cigar Lounges
- Health and Wellness space with on-site general health screenings, Pap smears, mammograms, Covid shots, HIV screenings, safe sex consults, genetic testing, Sickle Cell trait testing, a blood drive, and more
- A HUGE kids zone featuring inflatables, art projects by Art Link, an obstacle course, popcorn, cotton candy, games, face painting, foam party, and more
- Generational Wealth Resource Center that features professionals and information on homeownership, investments, college and trade schools, employment opportunities, financial literacy, as well as other community resources
- Spoken word and R&B open mic by Clarksville’s Power of Words
- Our beautiful commemorative official Juneteenth 2022 shirts
- Transportation from the CMCSS South parking lot provided by CTS
Juneteenth Festival Parade
“Flowers To The People” is a celebration of the African American culture, life, and pursuit of happiness. We will honor the culture with a Melanated Parade on the historic Wilma Rudolph Event Center property. This will be epic and not to be missed.
Join Us at the Juneteenth Festival
We are excited about this event, and we look forward to seeing you there, everyone is invited to our celebration.
Amphitheater Order Of Events
12:00 PM Festival Opens with Music by DJ Brock Hosted by AlleyKat NuMoney
Business Expo Starts
12:30 PM Singing of Black National Anthem by Jherica Johnson
2:00 PM Official Welcome
2:00 PM Tournament Starts: Spades, Bid Whist, and Domino Tournaments
2:15 PM Marcus J Band
2:45 PM Junior J
3:15 PM Tina Brown Band
4:15 PM Extreme Hip Hop by Lennora
5:00 PM Higher Ground Band
5:30 PM Alleykat NuMoney
5:45 PM Clarksville’s Power of Words: An Open Mic & Performance Art Event
6:00 PM Kids Zone Closes
6:30 PM Business Expo Closes
7:30 PM Mike Rich
8:15 PM Lord Goldie
8:30 PM Malika Pitt
8:45 PM Sonny_MainBoi
9:00 PM Flowers to the People: A Tribute
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