Our 2020 Juneteenth Jubilee went virtual. Juneteenth marks the American holiday commemorating the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of the remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy.

Every year we host a Juneteenth Jubilee to mark and celebrate this day of freedom. You are invited to join us as we celebrate this profoundly historic date through music, drama, and art. This year’s second annual celebration is virtual due to COVID-19.

A new episode of the seven part series was broadcast each Friday beginning June 19th through August 7th on Wave Country with Dawne Gee on WAVE 3 and all episodes are available to view below.

Event Details

Episode Release Dates
June 19, 2020 – Episode 1
June 26, 2020 – Episode 2
July 10, 2020 – Episode 3
July 17, 2020 – Episode 4
July 24, 2020 – Episode 5
July 31, 2020 – Episode 6
August 7, 2020 – Episode 7

Produced in partnership with Actors Theatre and 1200
Directed by Jecorey 1200 Arthur

Featuring musical performances by: AMPED, 1200, Chanson Calhoun, Chase Dean, Dave Clark Trio, Hannah Drake, Jamesse, Jason Clayborn and the Atmosphere Changers, Jason Clayborn, JD Green, Maestro J, Pat Mathison, Sheryl Rouse, The La’Nita Rocknettes School of Dance, and The Untouchables.

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support in making the series a reality:

Louisville Metro Council. Thanks to the following metro council members for their contributions:

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, District 4

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey, District 3

Councilman David Yates, District 25

Councilwoman Jessica Green, District 1

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, District 2

Councilman David James, District 6

Councilman Bill Hollander, District 9

Councilman Pat Mulvihill, District 10

Councilman Kevin Triplett, District 15

Councilman Stuart Benson, District 20

Councilwoman Madonna Flood, District 24

Councilman Rick Blackwell, District 12

Councilman Mark Fox, District 13

Councilwoman Cindi Fowler, District 14

Councilman Anthony Piagentini, District 19

Councilwoman Nicole George, District 21

Councilman James Peden, District 23

Councilman Brent Ackerson, District 26

Councilman Markus Winkler, District 17

Councilman Robin Engel, District 22