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Carson Celebrates Juneteenth with Music and Festivity June 18

The City of Carson and the Carson Citizens Cultural Arts Foundation will be presenting non-stop entertainment and many fun activities for the entire family as we host the 2022 Juneteenth Rhythm and Blues Celebration, which this year will feature special tributes to Marvin Gaye and Al Green.

The festivities will take place on June 18, 2022 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Mills Park in Carson, located at 1340 E. Dimondale Drive in the City of Carson. The event is free and open to the public.

Headlining this year’s event is Calloway, an R&B duo formerly Midnight Star. They had a major hit in 1990 with “I Wanna Be Rich“ and a multi-platinum album, “No Parking on the Dance Floor” in 1983. Other performers for the all-day music festival include Greg Rose and the Greg Rose Orchestra, Biscuits and Gravy, Patrick Bolton of the City of Refuge, African Cultural Research Study Group, and DJ Alcatraz.

“On behalf of all the citizens of the great City of Carson, I extend my sincerest appreciation to the Carson Citizens Cultural Arts Foundation for their exceptional dedication in ensuring a successful event each year to celebrate this important day in American history and I extend a heartfelt
welcome to all our guests,” said Carson Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes.

Juneteenth marks the date in history when African American slaves in Texas first received word that all slaves were free. The news came to Texas in June 1865, two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Aside from non-stop entertainment, Juneteenth also features various stage activities, teen fun zone, and a variety of arts and crafts, food and display booths.

For more information on the Juneteenth Celebration, please contact Mills Park at (310) 631-3130.

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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