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Juneteenth Festival

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

Juneteenth event cover NEW 2021

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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