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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This day was first recognized in 1865 in Galveston, TX where Union troops announced the executive decree. This year, there will be many events across the city recognizing Juneteenth and we are excited to share them and ensure you are able to experience and commemorate this holiday significance.

Nashville Juneteenth 2022 Events

June 17, 2022 – Create The Culture Events Juneteenth Pop Up Event

6pm – 10pm 

Celebrate as a family – Black Culture, Black Entrepreneurship, and Black Family! DJ, selfie station, 40+ vendors. 

Location: Crown’d Suites 907 Rivergate Pkwy Ste. B4 Goodlettsville, TN


June 17, 2022 – Black Nashville Connect

6pm – 9pm

Black Nashville Connect powered by Nashville’s Black Chamber of Commerce. Rooftop networking! $25 fee

Location: W Nashville 300 12th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203


June 18, 2022 –  Freedom Ride 

7am – 12pm 

10 Mile family/group ride led by Music City Dope Peddlers and a 25 Mile Self Guided Route, starting at Watkins Park. $25 tickets. 

Location: Watkins Park 616 17th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37203 


June 18, 2022 – Music City Freedom Festival: Nashville’s Juneteenth Celebration

12pm – 8pm 

Celebrate culture, community, music, food, and local businesses with family friendly fun at Hadley Park. Bring your lawn chair–admission is free, but food trucks and vendors will be set up with items for purchase. 

Location: Hadley Park 1037 28th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208


June 18th, 2022 – Black on Buchanan

2pm – 6pm 

Come out and celebrate Black Joy and Excellence in North Nashville. Live music and performances, family fun, local vendors such as Nashville Black Market, and community resources. Hosted by The Equity Alliance

Location: Buchanan Street North Nashville 37208


June 18th, 2022 – 10th Annual Praise and Laughs Comedy Show Juneteenth Weekend Edition

5pm – 7pm

Outdoor festival featuring a mix of local ministries and nationally renowned artists and comedians. Hosted by Karlton Humes. Family friendly event. Tickets $5 for children and $10 for adults.

Location: Cumberland Park 592 South 1st Street Nashville, TN 37213


June 19th, 2022 – Juneteenth615 at Fort Negley 

5pm – 9pm 

Family friendly annual proclamation ceremony with live entertainment, special guests, vendors, and fireworks. Event is hosted by FELLAVISION in collaboration with the African American Cultural Alliance and other community organizations. 

Location: Fort Negley 1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203


June 19th, 2022 – Madame Tussauds Nashville – Celebrates Juneteenth

12pm – 6pm

A family friendly self-guided tour of life like wax figures highlighting African American celebrity icons and their contribution to a variety musical genres.

Location: Madame Tussauds – Opry Mills, 515 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN 37214


June 19th, 2022– Nashville African American Wind Symphony presents Juneteenth


Celebration of Freedom and Debut Concert of the Nashville African American Wind Symphony. $18 for general admission, children 5 and under are free. Family friendly event.

Location: McAfee Concert Hall 2108 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN 37212


June 19th, 2022 – Nashville SC + NMAAM Juneteenth Special Game Bundle 


Nashville SC and the National Museum of African American Music are proud to partner on a special bundle offer in honor of Juneteenth! This special bundle offer includes a ticket to the Nashville SC match vs Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, June 19th at 5pm and admission to NMAAM at a future date of your choosing*.

Location: GEODIS Park 501 Benton Ave Nashville, Tennessee 37203


June 19th, 2022 – NMAAM Juneteenth Block Party

11am – 4pm 

NMAAM will celebrate Juneteenth, with a block party that will take place from 11am-4pm on Food Assembly’s Skydeck at Fifth and Broadway. The block party will include live performances from artists of different genres and celebrate the freedom that comes through musical expression. The event will be open to the public and free with RSVP, 21+ and over.

Location: Food Assembly’s Skydeck at Fifth and Broadway, 510 Broadway , Nashville, TN 37203


June 20th, 2022 – Juneteenth Block Party 

12pm – 4pm 

1st Federal Holiday! No work and no school so come on out to the family friendly block party at The Local Distro and celebrate All Black Everything. Attending is free, vendor spaces are available for a fee. 

Location: The Local Distro 614 Garfield Street Nashville, TN 37208


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