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Juneteenth 2022

June 3, 2022

KXCI Juneteenth Programming:

Saturday, June 18th, 8 am to 5 pm &
Sunday, June 19th, 5 am to 10 am

KXCI will celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18th from 8 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, June 19th from 5 am to 10 am. KXCI DJs Cheron, Mario, Wesley Rae, Professor Steptoe, Minister Johnona, and Traci will join in community reflection and jubilee. Music and programming will honor this Black freedom holiday together with the past and continuing work of the Civil Rights Movement. Tune in to 91.3 FM or stream at on Saturday, June 18th, and Sunday, June 19th, for Juneteenth music and programming. Be sure to check back for updates.

We were so pleased to be able to broadcast these special recordings of community voices.

Traci Hockett


Denise TrimbleSmith


Michael Engs


Professor Tyina Steptoe


Dr. Cheree Meeks


Jimmy Hart


Cherry Jackson


George Hollins


Pastor Grady Scott


2022 Community Juneteenth Celebrations

Friday, June 17th, 2022 from 4 pm – 10 pm

The A Mountain community is bringing back their Juneteenth celebration on Friday, June 17th from 5 pm to 12 am at Vista Del Pueblo Park. The event is open to the public with food trucks, games and prizes for children, and live performances by local acts.

Free hamburgers and hot dogs 5 pm – 7 pm
Bring your chairs and blankets
Live performances by :
DJ Jackie blue will be spinning some jams also
Method to the madness
Freddy jay music
Just Najima
Dan! Obey ( rapper)
Benny (rapper)

FRIDAY, JUNE 17th, and 18th from 5 PM – 8 PM

Blax Friday presents the Black Joy Juneteenth Market a celebration of Black businesses in Arizona. RESILIENCE. GROWTH. FREEDOM. For Juneteenth 2022, come out and shop at some of Arizona’s finest Black-owned businesses at the Downtown Clifton. The market starts at 5 pm on Friday, June 17th and 18th. Grab a bite and a drink from the Red Light Lounge while you shop with vendors. THIS IS A FREE EVENT AND WE ENCOURAGE ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO ATTEND!

Saturday, June 18th froM 11 am – 9 PM

Tucson Juneteenth Festival Inc is celebrating 52 years in Southern Arizona, recognizing the Freed Slaves of June 19, 1865, from Galveston, Texas. Celebrate with us with song, food, and fun with over 70 vendors at Kennedy Park stage Arena.

Saturday, June 18th from 1 pm – 5 pm

Dancing in the Streets Arizona (DITSAZ) along with Curb Radio presents the First Annual Freedom Arts Festival in celebration of the 19th of June.  From the beautiful marble steps of the historic Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral to the beautiful stage in the red room, the day will be filled with art, entertainment, and of course the magic of strawberries and other food. It will be an experience that you don’t want to miss out on, and something that will make your Tucson summer a little more magical.  There will be a diverse group of local singers, dancers, spoken word, musicians, and poets, with Guest Artist Soprano Singer Icy Monroe.  You will have 3 opportunities to see the Freedom Celebration Arts performers throughout the day. 

Saturday, June 18th from 1 pm – 4 pm

The Tucson Black Film Club will host June 18 Watermelon Man (1962) 1-4 p.m. This classic film comedy with Godfrey Cambridge explores what happens when a white man inexplicably turns black one day. Melvin Van Pebbles directs. Discussions follow, and donations are requested.

Screenings at The Dunbar Pavilion, an African-American Art & Culture Center, 325 West 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85705 throughout the weekend. Featuring older, classical films, occasional new ones, documentaries, and even television shows of note. Co-Sponsored by Africana Studies at the University of Arizona. Co-hosted by The Loft Solar Cinema Film Festival, A complete schedule is available on the Tucson Black Film Club Facebook page.

Sunday, June 19th AT 3 pm – 6 pm

Gospel Jubilee & Fathers Day Luncheon from 3 pm-6 pm at the Dunbar Pavilion on 325 W. 2nd St.

Monday, June 20th AT 12 pm

The UA-run Beyond Juneteenth planning committee is chaired by Dr. Tyina Steptoe (Soul Stories) and Dr. Treya Allen as a means of promoting awareness of Juneteenth and its significance within the struggle for racial justice in the United States. The University’s Beyond Juneteenth programming also will feature a webinar panel of Black scholars on Monday, June 20 at noon. If you would like to attend this virtual event, please register for the panel and submit questions in advance.





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