After kicking off the first Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom last year, Live Nation Urban and Jesse Collins Entertainment are returning with a 2023 edition. Featured in this year’s lineup are Miguel, Kirk Franklin, SWV, Davido, Coi Leray, Jodeci and more, with Adam Blackstone and Questlove tapped as musical directors. The show will take place at the Greek Theatre in LA, airing live June 19 at 8 p.m. ET on both CNN and OWN. Viewers can also expect to see programming intended to “uplift and educate” them about Juneteenth.
“We are proud to once again partner with Live Nation Urban to broadcast this powerful Juneteenth event on our platforms,” Chris Licht, chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide, said in a statement. “We want to be a destination for people to both understand and celebrate a holiday of this magnitude.”
President of OWN TV Network & OWN OTT Streaming Tina Perry added, “OWN is honored to simulcast this year’s concert. Juneteenth continues to be deeply important to our audience and it’s this deep significance that makes this simulcast really feel like an opportunity to be of service. We are taking this day to celebrate alongside American families and reflect on this historic turning point for our nation.”
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