A Freedom Day celebration featuring black artists with music by J-Fuze, Stitch Early, & ATK, plus cultural dance, local poets & film!
About this event
Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. On June 19, 1865, word of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation finally reached the state of Texas via a Union General–more than two years after the proclamation outlawed slavery.
Suggested donation at the door*; all-ages venue; beer/wine available for purchase with ID. Rain location for this event will be the Frederick Arts Council’s Art Center at 5 E. 2nd St., just east of Market St. in downtown Frederick.
This event is curated for the Frederick Arts Council by Kiki Wilson of OUT40 Media home of OUT40 blog.
*We will operate at slightly under capacity to allow for some distancing for those who need it. The Frederick Arts Council’s policy is masks for ages 5+ if unvaccinated (except when eating/drinking) and when unable to distance as a courtesy to our more vulnerable or unvaccinated visitors, performers, staff or volunteers.