Juneteenth 2022, Black on Buchanan

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Noon – 6 pm

The Nashville Jazz Workshop and the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, & Public Policy in partnership with Equity Alliance will participate in the Black on Buchanan Block Party with a Juneteenth Jazz and Art Live Experience, featuring:

  • Live music from 2:00 to 6, including a family program for children, with events both outside and inside the Workshop’s facility
  • Family music and art making experiences all day
  • A children’s interactive art zone courtesy of The Frist Art Museum


12:30 – 6:00 Frist Art Museum is doing hands on art activities in our parking lot all day! “Design Your Own Juneteenth Flag”

2:00 –  6:00 Black on Buchanan Artisan market in our parking lot

2:00 – 2:45 – Outdoors, Roland Barber and the Righteous Few Brass Band (pictured below) – Parade from Nashville Jazz Workshop to 9th Street and performance on NJW outdoor stage

3:00-3:30 – Indoors, Jazz Cave – Jazz AM, Nina Simone – Family program for children. The story, and music of Nina Simone’s life. Three puppets, live band, and performers. Fun for all ages! Presented with support from Ingram Charities.

4:00-4:45 – B.A.S.I.E. Combo – outdoor stage

5:00 – 5:45 – Roland Barber and the Righteous Few Brass Band – outdoor stage



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 by The Curb Center at Vanderbilt, Ingram Charities, The Equity Alliance’s Black on Buchanan, TN Ceal, and the Nashville Scene. Black on Buchanan is a signature summertime event powered by The Equity Alliance with community partnerships.