Juneteenth 2023, Black on Buchanan
Saturday, June 17, 2022
Noon – 6 pm
The Juneteenth national holiday falls on Monday this year. We join The Equity Alliance in celebrating the holiday in our neighborhood on Saturday, June 17 with the Black on Buchanan Block Party.
As part of the festivities the Nashville Jazz Workshop will present a Juneteenth Jazz and Art Live Experience:
- A parade and jazz performances on our outdoor stage by Roland Barber and the Righteous Few Brass Band (2pm & 5pm)
- A special Jazz AM performance for children and families, celebrating the music of Bessie Smith with live music and puppets! (3pm)
- Jazz performances by a student band led by NJW alumna Nadia Reist with students from the Indiana University Jazz Program (12:30pm & 4pm)
- Hands-on Community Mural – Artwork by Donna Woodley – everyone is invited to help paint an original mural by artist Donna Woodley. All materials provided, just bring your creativity! (12 noon – 5pm)
All activities are free and open to the public. The program is provided in partnership with The Equity Alliance with support from the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy. Additional support comes from the Bonnaroo Works Fund, Ingram Charities, Zander Insurance, and the Nashville Scene.
JUNETEENTH ART & MUSIC SCHEDULE
12:00 – 5:00 Hands-on Community Mural – Artwork by Donna Woodley – everyone is invited to help paint an original mural by artist Donna Woodley. All materials provided, just bring your creativity!
12:30-1:30 – Nadia Reist Quintet– outdoor stage – made up of students from Indiana University Jazz program.
2:00 – 2:45 – Outdoors, Roland Barber and the Righteous Few Brass Band (pictured above) – Parade from Nashville Jazz Workshop to 9th Street and performance on NJW outdoor stage
3:00-3:30 – Indoors, Jazz Cave – Jazz AM, Bessie Smith – Family program for children. The story, and music of Nina Simone’s life. Three puppets, live band, and performers. Fun for all ages!
4:00-4:45 – Nadia Riest Quintet – outdoor stage
5:00 – 5:45 – Roland Barber and the Righteous Few Brass Band – outdoor stage
SEE YOU ON JUNE 17!
Juneteenth is an African American cultural celebration of when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, to serve notice of the Emancipation Proclamation’s ending of slavery. It was mostly celebrated in Texas and other southern states prior to becoming a federal holiday in 2021.
NJW Juneteenth programming is supported in part by The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt. Black on Buchanan is a signature summertime event powered by The Equity Alliance with community partnerships.