The State Theatre has been doing some great virtual concerts of late. And next up is one we can't wait to watch!

Juneteenth! happens this Friday the 19th from 8-9pm. Stream it on the StateTheatre Facebook Page. Juneteenth! will showcase the talent of local black musicians and raise money for organizations that empower Portland’s Black Community.

From the Juneteenth! Facebook Event posting: 

"This event both celebrates and is named after the American holiday, Juneteenth – the oldest commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

Artists:
• B. Aull
• Rodney Mashia - Singer, Songwriter, Flautist + Kaia Mac
• Ali Ali, spoken word
• JanaeSound + Jubilee Choir

Beneficiaries:
• Indigo Arts Alliance
• Black Owned Maine"

 

From concert organizer and amazing artist Janaesound

JanaeSound

 

"My heart has broken over and over again as I’ve watched the senseless theft of Black lives and futures. There is much work to be done to dismantle systemic racism and oppression. I’m contributing to the cause the best way I know how — music. I believe that music is a healing gift from God.

I created this showcase to shed light on a significant moment in African American history, create opportunity for Black artists, and to raise money for local organizations that empower Portland’s Black Community. I hope you’ll join us.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE OF JUNETEENTH HERE