The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is back with the return of the JUNETEENTH JUKE JOINT, a celebration of Black freedom and culture on June 14. The dance party kicks off with a mix of pan-African beats by DJ SHACIA PÄYNE MARLEY and, back by popular demand, world-renowned saxophonist, producer and composer MELTON MUSTAFA, JR. aka MUSTAFA ON SAX will set the vibes with his signature jazz sound.
The Juneteenth Juke Joint pays homage to the rich history of Black music, culture and food in the American South. For generations, our country’s “second Independence Day” has been celebrated with gatherings, cookouts, music, laughter and pride in Black freedom. The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the effective end of slavery, when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 to free enslaved people.
JUNETEENTH JUKE JOINT is for audiences ages 18 and over. Guests are encouraged to arrive as soon as doors open at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a specially curated happy hour menu featuring delicious, soul food-inspired bites and libations for those 21 and over. Tickets are available for $35* and may be purchased now at arshtcenter.org, or at the Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722.
This event is made possible with the support of presenting sponsor Bank of America.
This is a Hy-Lo News Staff Report.