Live Nation Urban and Jesse Collins Entertainment have unveiled the lineup for the second annual Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom, set for Monday, June 19, at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California, at 8 p.m. ET.
SWV, Miguel and Jodeci are among the first slate of performers tapped for the celebration, airing worldwide on all CNN platforms, with OWN broadcasting it nationally.
This upcoming performance builds anticipation for Jodeci’s Summer Block Party Tour, which SWV and Dru Hill will support as special guests.
Meanwhile, Miguel recently shared a new song, “Give It To Me.” He’s also enjoying a resurgence on the charts for his 2011 single “Sure Thing.”
Other acts set to perform at Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom include gospel legend Kirk Franklin, rising rapper Coi Leray and Afrobeats artist Davido.
Additional talent will be hitting the Greek Theatre stage to lift their voices in song and as presenters for the event.
Adam Blackstone and Questlove of The Roots will return as musical directors of the second annual Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom.
“Last year, we launched Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom, and it was emotional and unforgettable for everyone involved. We’ve teamed up with our partners at CNN and Jesse Collins Entertainment again and this year we are broadcasting live from the historic Los Angeles venue, the Greek Theatre. We are looking forward to educating and celebrating the Juneteenth holiday,” says Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban.
Chris Licht, Chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide, says, “We are proud to once again partner with Live Nation Urban to broadcast this powerful Juneteenth event on our platforms. We want to be a destination for people to both understand and celebrate a holiday of this magnitude.”
“We are thrilled to continue to elevate the importance of the Juneteenth holiday,” adds Johnita P. Due, EVP of Integrity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide. “I look forward to the electricity of the 2023 show. It is meticulously crafted as an expression of the excellence and resilience of the Black community and the ongoing pursuit of equality.”
Presale tickets are available today with the code LNU23. General on-sale begins this Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets and additional information about the event are available at ticketmaster.com.
Live Nation Urban and Jesse Collins Entertainment launched Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom last year after Juneteenth became a federal holiday in the U.S.
The inaugural event featured performances by Earth, Wind & Fire, Jhené Aiko, Anthony Hamilton, Michelle Williams, Lucky Daye, Robert Glasper and many more.
Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom 2023 Lineup