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LBCAC Presents: Juneteenth Freedom Day

We're holding Laguna Beach's first-ever Juneteenth event to educate, commemorate, celebrate Free film followed by concert and barbecue

  • Free screening of “Summer of Soul” by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

  • Soul/R&B/blues/funk concert by O’Malley Jones and Stepping Into Now

  • Texas barbecue, beverages, red velvet cake

  • 8 quilt art pieces by Allyson Allen never before displayed in Laguna Beach.

Don't Miss It!

Venue capacity is limited; reserve your spot now at June 19 — “Juneteenth” — marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln. It officially became a federal holiday in 2021. "There is no American history without Black history….I'm pleased to see that the Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center is marking this date with good food, good music, and good company. Happy Juneteenth!”

–– Allyson Allen, quilt artist, event advisor

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the African American Alliance Fund, which raises awareness about systemic racism and supports programs that advance African Americans in Orange County.

About the Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center The Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center's mission is to harness the power of the arts for the benefit of the community. The center is just off Coast Highway at 235 Forest Avenue, upstairs above the Promenade in Laguna Beach, the heart of Southern California's premier art colony. Note: Proof of Vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test, or a mask required.

Grant funding made possible by the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach.

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Jun 04, 2022

I can't believe I never knew of "Summer of Soul!" Looking forward to the free screening and the BBQ and concert!

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