ATTN West Virginia vocalists, bands, poets, dancers, choirs & musicians

Apply to be a Juneteenth performer!

The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs is seeking West Virginia performers and performance groups for its annual Juneteenth Celebration held in partnership with FestivALL Charleston. This year, the Juneteenth Celebration will be a pre-recorded event which will premiere on Facebook and WV Public Broadcasting on Saturday, June 19.

A variety of talent from across the state including vocalist, bands, poets, dancers, choirs, musicians are encouraged to apply. 

If interested in applying as a performer, an online application along with a short video must be submitted for consideration. Entries will be accepted through May 15, 2021. Those selected will be asked to have their official Juneteenth performance pre-recorded at the WV State Capitol.

All content submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Content must be original work
  • Content must be suitable for family entertainment and free from profanity
  • Videos must be no longer than two minutes
  • Videos should be filmed in horizontal/landscape orientation
  • Audio should be clear and easy to hear with minimal background noise

Videos may be submitted through Dropbox or by emailing a YouTube link.  

To submit through Dropbox, click here and upload your video file.

Instructions to submit using YouTube are as follows:

  • Start by signing in to YouTube (or creating an account if you don’t already have one).
  • Follow the usual steps to upload a video.
  • In the privacy settings, change the video from “public” to “unlisted.”
  • Send the YouTube video link to

Once the video is ready to submit, please complete the online application here.