Juneteenth in Nashville Guide

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Juneteenth is on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Many events are occurring throughout Nashville and neighboring towns in celebration of this holiday—the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Here is Nashville Guru’s guide to Juneteenth in Music City.

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Juneteenth in Nashville Guide

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Black Music Month at the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM)

  • When: Saturday through Sunday, June 1-30, 2024
  • Where: National Museum of African American Music
  • What: Month-long celebration of Black music featuring live performers, guests, and special appearances
  • Price: Prices vary

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Juneteenth Freedom Day Ride

  • When: Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 7:00am to noon
  • Where: Frankie Pierce Park
  • What: This bike ride will have a 25-mile self-guided marked route and a 10-mile group/family ride led by the Music City Dope Peddlers—expect snacks, water, giveaways, and raffles
  • Price: $30

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Music City Freedom 5K

  • When: Saturday, June 15, 2024 | race begins at 8:00am
  • Where: Hadley Park
  • What: Nashville’s 5K for justice
  • Price: learn more about pricing here

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Juneteenth Celebration

  • When: Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • Where: Tennessee State Museum
  • What: Variety of events throughout the day including musical guests, tours of the galleries, and speakers
  • Price: FREE admission

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Black on Buchanan Juneteenth Festival

  • When: Saturday, June 15, 2024 | noon to 6:00pm
  • Where: North Nashville (taking place along Buchanan Street)
  • What: This annual event, hosted by The Equity Alliance, will celebrate Black excellence and freedom with live music, performances, a kids’ corner, and a vendor village with small businesses
  • Price: FREE admission

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Music City Freedom Fest

  • When: Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, 2024 | noon to 8:00pm
  • Where: Hadley Park
  • What: Celebration of culture and community—expect local food trucks, vendors, live bands, DJs, and family-friendly fun.
  • Price: FREE admission

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A Celebration of Freedom

  • When: Sunday, June 16, 2024 | beginning at 6:00pm
  • Where: Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • What: The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is hosting its annual Juneteenth celebration performance, A Celebration of Freedom, with the Nashville African American Wind Symphony.
  • Price: ticket prices begin at $45+

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Juneteenth Cookout

  • When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Where: W Nashville
  • What: expect tasty food, refreshing cocktails, DJs, and a fun pool party
  • Price: $40

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Music City Juneteenth Freedom Day 5K Run/Walk

  • When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 7:30am to 9:00am
  • Where: Shelby Bottoms Greenway
  • What: 5K run/walk
  • Price: $35-$45

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Juneteenth Community Day

  • When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | noon to 5:00pm
  • Where: National Museum of African American Music
  • What: Celebrate the holiday with a community day at the National Museum of African American Music.
  • Price: FREE admission

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Juneteenth Mixology Class

  • When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Where: National Museum of African American Music
  • What: This fun mixology class will feature signature and themed cocktails (plus how to craft them), tasty bites, a commemorative glass, and discounted parking.
  • Price: $100

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Juneteenth Conversations

  • When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
  • Where: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
  • What: Commemorate Juneteenth with a line-up of special presentations from their Vice President of Collections, Director of Interpretation, and more.
  • Price: admission to the presentations are included with site admission tickets

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Juneteenth615

  • When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 5:00pm to 9:30pm
  • Where: Fort Negley Park
  • What: This celebration will include music, food trucks, fireworks, African drummers, live performances, a Proclamation Ceremony, an appearance from Mayor John Cooper, and more
  • Price: FREE admission

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Jai Brenai Presents Juneteenth Tribute Show: For The Culture

  • When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
  • Where: City Winery Nashville
  • What: This Juneteenth tribute show will feature amazing personifications of artists such as The Temptations, Chaka Khan, Missy Elliott, The Supremes, The Marvelettes, Tina Turner, Patti Labelle, and Aretha Franklin.
  • Price: $25-$40

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