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Juneteenth Celebration

June 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bessie Smith Cultural Center will celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 17 from 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm. The Juneteenth documentary will be shown in the performance hall at 12:30 pm and again at 3:30 pm. There will be live music on the BCBST Stage on the Bessie Smith Cultural Center terrace. The Center for Creative Arts Jazz Vocal Ensemble will perform at 3:00 pm. Kofi Mawuko and Ogya World Music Band will perform at 5:00 pm. There will be art and merchandise vendors on the lawn and food trucks.


June 17, 2023
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Bessie Smith Cultural Center
200 E M L King Blvd
Chattanooga, TN
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(423) 266-8658
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