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Juneteenth Festival

June 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Recognized in cities and states across the country, Juneteenth — June 19 — is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. What started as a charette on this day in 2020 to promote unity and shine a light on the experiences of Somerset’s black community has been transformed into a festival featuring food, music and art!

The City of Somerset and the Lake Cumberland Diversity Council are partnering to host this free community event — noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 19 at the Pulaski County Judicial Center Plaza — as a celebration of the community’s black and multi-cultural heritage.

The art component of the festival includes live creation from several regional and statewide artists, including Louisville’s Damon Thompson and Yolantha Pace, Monticello’s Mitchell McGuire and Somerset’s Desmond Brittle and Bradley Shane Gilmore. These artists will create works under the theme, “What does diversity mean to you?” Their work will be auctioned on Aug. 14 at the city’s #seemyset Art in the Park event at Rocky Hollow to benefit the #seemyset Art Fund.

The festival will also include food trucks and drink vendors from Somerset and across the state! Join us for a celebration of our community’s culture and heritage.

Festival Map

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Juneteenth Festival Map 2021

Music Schedule

12:30 p.m.  — Seven

2:30 p.m. — Yvngn

4 p.m. — The Sum of Its Parts

5:30 p.m. — Devine Carama

7:15 p.m. — The Soul Revue Band


Food Vendors

Get Ur Smoke On
Roy’s Jamerican
Eddie’s Roasted Corn
Enchanted Corn Husks
Mac Chaos
Spotz Gelato
City Slickers
Tacos Tanacos
Summit Meats
A1 Ice Cream


Drink Vendors

Kentucky Mountain Moonshine
Horse Soldier Bourbon
Maiden City Brewing
Koffee Pig
Jarfly Brewing Company
West Sixth Brewing


General + Art Vendors

Somerset Community College
Health Care Systems
Heather’s House of Nails
Black Girl Magic
Bluegrass Designs
Damon Paints
Rattle Can Dreams
The Corner Sto
Anthony Roe Glass
Lake Cumberland District Health Department


June 19, 2021
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Downtown Somerset
Public Square
Somerset, KY 42501 United States
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