Root of Soul: J19th Fest

Root of Soul: J19th Fest is an immersive, weekend long festival to celebrate African American emancipation and the vibrant culture that grew from that celebratory event. This fun, unifying festival will educate, uplift, and reaffirm pride in African American attendees, while also allowing other cultures to learn more about African American history and achievement through energetic music, zestful dancing, and soul food.

By harnessing the explosion of awareness, pride, support, and popularity of Juneteenth, the vision of the Root of Soul: J19th Fest is to become a yearly destination for tens of thousands of African Americans and other cultures seeking to learn more about and celebrate African American emancipation and achievement.

This staple weekend festival will also illuminate the rich cultural African American history of Charleston, SC.

Event Schedule:

FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2021
4PM-12AM

4PM-10PM
Mr. Seafood Food Truck Rodeo
Freedom Hall Vendor Show
Exhibit Hall
5PM-7PM | Local Artists Perform (small stage)

7PM | Opening Ceremony

8PM – 10PM
FESTIVAL PARTY (audio/visual streamed on all TVS around festival grounds)
DJ SNS
Largest Cupid Shuffle EVER!!

10PM-12AM | Kid Capri

SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2021
2PM -12AM

Biggest Family Reunion Ever!!

2PM-10PM
Mr. Seafood FOOD TRUCK RODEO
Freedom Hall Vendor Show
Exhibit Hall

2PM-5PM | HBCU College Fair

2PM-7PM | Kid Zone – petting zoo, water games/slides, crafting, face paintings and more

2:30PM - 4:30PM | Dance Competition

2:30PM - 3:30PM | Panel Discussion – Topic: Power of the Black Dollar – Fact or Fiction

3:30PM – 4:30PM | Panel Discussion – Topic: Is the ‘Black Church’ still relevant in the 21st Century?

3:30PM - 4:30PM | Gullah Geechie Workshop (Small Stage)

4:00PM – 5:00PM | Local Artists Perform (Small Stage)

4:00PM – 5:00PM | Book Discussion/Signing (Freedom Hall)

4:30PM - 5:30PM | History of Juneteenth (Small Stage)

4:30PM - 5:30PM |Panel Discussion – Topic: Pan Africanism and the American Black

5:30PM – 6:30PM | Panel Discussion – Topic: Is Cultural Networking Here to Stay?

5PM-7PM | Local Artists Perform (Small Stage)

7PM - 9PM | Jonathan McReynolds, Kelontae Gavin (Main Stage) *Local Artists

9PM | FIREWORKS

MAIN CONCERT
1030PM-11PM | KeKe Wyatt
11PM-12PM | Ranky Tanky Band

June 18, 2021 - June 19, 2021

Exchange Park
9850 Hwy 78
Ladson, SC 29456

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