Basie Center Community Juneteenth Celebration

JUNE 12 • 6PM

$10 Suggested Donation

Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation

DOORS 5PM • SHOWTIME 6PM
The Vogel • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank


Join the Count Basie Center for the Arts and other Red Bank-area communities and organizations as we celebrate the Juneteenth holiday!

Featuring:

The Count Basie Gospel Choir
A cappella from Neptune High School’s The Scarlet Sound
The Marel Hidalgo Trio

… and more!

As History.com notes, Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.

Performers and other program information will be announced shortly. $10 suggested donation at the door; all-ages to enter, 21 to drink.

 

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