Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Brittney Spencer & More to Perform at White House’s 2024 Juneteenth Concert

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Patti LaBelle executes throughout the wager Awards 2023 at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2023, in Los Angeles.

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Juneteenth is simply nearby, and on Thursday (May 30), President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden introduced the schedule for their 2nd yearly performance in party of the vacation.

The occasion, which will certainly happen on June 10 on the White House’s South Lawn, will certainly include Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Charlie Wilson, Kirk Franklin, Anthony Hamilton, Brittney Spencer, Trombone Shorty, Raheem Devaughn, Doug E. Fresh, Patina Miller and Roy Wood,Jr This year’s entertainers were chosen for “their mark on the culture in studios, pulpits, and stages over their successful careers,” per a White House news release.

The commemorative performance comes 3 years after Biden authorized bipartisan regulation developing Juneteenth as a government vacation. Juneteenth, commemorated on June 19 every year, honors completion of enslavement in theUnited States “Juneteenth marks both the long, hard night of slavery and subjugation, and a promise of a brighter morning to come. This is a day of profound — in my view — profound weight and profound power,” Biden said at the time  of authorizing the costs. “A day in which we remember the moral stain, the terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to take — what I’ve long called ‘America’s original sin.’”

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The Juneteenth performance will certainly happen throughoutBlack Music Month Also referred to as African-American Music Appreciation Month, Black Music Month was officially acknowledged as a nationwide monthlong awareness in 2000.“I call upon public officials, educators, and all the people of the United States to observe this month by honoring Black musicians and raising awareness and appreciation.”



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