Juneteenth Jubilee went so well in downtown Fayetteville in 2022, they decided to bringing it back for a second year in 2023.
The City of Fayetteville and Cool Spring Downtown District announced Juneteenth Jubilee 2023 will be held June 17-18 in Festival Park, with a retro 70s theme this year. And that includes a temporary roller skating rink in place!
“Day One of the Jubilee on Saturday will lean into the influence of 70s funk and soul with Sunday’s event highlighting gospel and soul performances; both days will include local and nationally touring acts,” Cool Spring Downtown District said in its post about the event. “Art will abound at the Jubilee with a Juneteenth Joyscape community mural and a photo exhibition, “Homegrown: A Photo Exhibit Celebrating Fayetteville Leadership and Community Contributors Born or Excelling in the 1970s. Bounce houses and game tables will be on hand in case attendees want to spark a friendly game of Spades, Dominoes, or Uno or even perhaps a Twister challenge.”
Last year, Morray and Amethyst Kiah headlined the event, and while acts have not been announced for this year yet, CSDD says national acts will be a part of the event.
“The Juneteenth Jubilee will kick off in the heart of downtown on Saturday June 17, 2023 with a full-day celebration in Festival Park (335 Ray Avenue) from 3:00PM – 9:00PM featuring nationally touring headliners, local performance acts, food trucks, small-business and corporate vendors, artists/artisans, games and other entertainment for the whole family. The festivities will continue on Sunday, June 18 from 2:00PM – 6:00PM, also in Festival Park.”