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Juneteenth Celebration

06 | 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

June 19th, 2022

4pm | Parade starts at 1st + Elk

4: 30 pm | Poetry Readings + Gathering at the Center

6:30 pm | Brothers of Brass concert in the Steddy Theater | $10 adults | $5 students (18 +under)

Melanin Mountain Project and the Center invite you to join Crested Butte’s inaugural Juneteenth parade and second annual Juneteenth ceLiberation. Engage with artists of color and in cultural discussions as we commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.  Kick off the celebration at 4pm with a parade down Elk Avenue to the Center for poetry, live music with the hard-hitting NOLA brass band, Brothers of Brass, soul food, historical discussion, and fine art for all ages to experience and enjoy.  

Food and bar available for purchase. Burnell’s Farmhouse Eatery will be serving Southern-style home cooking featuring local favorites like shrimp and grits, fried chicken sandwiches, mac-n-cheese, fresh salads + more!

Join the celebration on Saturday 6/18 with dance + drum classes from the Kissidugu Foundation!

10 – 11:30 am | All level West African Dance with Mami Sayon Camara accompanied by live musicians
11:45 am – 1:15 pm | All level West African Drum with Etienne Tolno (drums available for student use)
2:00 – 3:15 pm | Kids Breakdance class with Mikey Mestas
3:15 – 4:15 pm | Kids drum class with Tober Schorr (drums available for student use)
4:30 – 6 pm | All level Adult African House Fusion class with Mami Sayon Camara, Mikey Mestas and Etienne Tolno accompanied by live musicians
Classes to promote the history and heritage of the African arts and the African Diaspora in celebration of Juneteenth by various artists of the Kissidugu Foundation. All ages and abilities welcome. Wear comfortable clothes that allow for full range of movement and clean street shoes for breakdance. Classes for adults and kids are $20 each, cash, PayPal or Venmo at the door.


06 | 19
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Center for the Arts Crested Butte
606 Sixth Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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