2022 Juneteenth Celebration

2022 Juneteenth Celebration

Hosted by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and sponsored by Charleston’s FestivALL and the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission, the annual Juneteenth Celebration is back as an in-person event! This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 18, 5 to 9 p.m.

Location: Kanawha Boulevard Lawns of the West Virginia State Capitol Complex


Featuring musical performances from Hi-5, Ruff Endz and Surface, award-winning comedian Crystal Powell AND performances by local, West Virginia talent!

DJ & Emcee:

  • DJ Big L 
  • Comedian Crystal Powell as event emcee

Event Performance Lineup:​

  • Logical - Rap music
  • Kingston “Drummer King” Price - Drum covers
  • McKenzie Gray - Vocalist 
  • The Heavy Hitters Band
  • ​ WV Division of Corrections - K-9 and drone presentation
  • Nathaniel Smith - Poetry 
  • Dale Kat DuVernay - Poetry
  • Crystal Powell - Stand-up comedy

Triple Headliner:

  • Hi-5
  • Ruff Endz
  • Surface



  • Smokin Davenports
  • Carol’s Soul to Soul
  • Island Fixx
  • Mr. Choo Choo’s Big Dogs
  • Cecil’s Hot Dogs


  • Partnership for African American Churches (PAAC)
  • James “Tiger” Morton Catastrophic Illness Commission 
  • West Virginia Women’s Commission
  • WV Human Rights Commission
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - Xi Alpha Foundation, Inc.
  • First Choice Services 

We hope to see you there!