PERFORMANCES BY AMIR SULAIMAN, ANTHONY HAMILTON, BEL BIV DEVOE, BILLY PORTER, CHAKA KHAN, DEBBIE ALLEN DANCE ACADEMY, D SMOKE, EARTH, WIND & FIRE, KHALID, LUCKY DAYE, MARY MARY, MICHELLE WILLIAMS, MICKEY GUYTON, NE-YO, ROBERT GLASPER, THE ROOTS,
THE RE-COLLECTIVE ORCHESTRA
(LOS ANGELES, CA – June 19, 2022) Sunday, June 19, 2022, marked the anniversary of Black Independence Day in America—Juneteenth. In recognition of this day, JUNETEENTH: A Global Celebration for Freedom, a sold-out concert featuring an eclectic lineup of thoughtful, impactful, and essential Black artists, took place at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, June 19, 2022. The show was broadcast live in its entirety on CNN.
The star-studded concert included performances by Amir Sulaiman, Anthony Hamilton, Bel Biv DeVoe, Billy Porter, Chaka Khan, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, D Smoke, Earth Wind & Fire, Khalid, Lucky Daye, Mary Mary, Michelle Williams, Mickey Guyton, Ne-Yo, Robert Glasper, The Roots and The Re-Collective Orchestra (a 68-piece all-Black symphony orchestra). The event made history as it was the first time an all-Black orchestra performed on stage in the Hollywood Bowl’s 100-year history. Both Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Thomas Wilkins and Derrick Hodge conducted, while Adam Blackstone and The Roots co-founder and Academy® Award-winning filmmaker Questlove served as the evening’s Musical Directors. It was an unforgettable celebration of Black culture and excellence brought to life and powered by Black creators.
Guest appearances and special presenters (both live and pre-recorded) included President Joe Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, Yolanda Adams, Debbie Allen, Miles Brown, Jack Brown, Tisha Campbell, Novena Carmel, Cari Champion, Jordan Chiles, Deon Cole, Michael Ealy, Lil Rel Howery, Leslie Jones, Opal Lee, Let It
Happen, Marsai Martin, Danielle Ponder, Kendrick Sampson, Jill Scott, Amanda Seales, Gabourey Sidibe, Algee Smith, and Raven-Symoné.
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About the Hollywood Bowl
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922 and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music, offering something for everyone. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz performances. In June 2021, the Hollywood Bowl was awarded Amphitheater of the Decade at the 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards. It was also awarded the Outdoor Concert Venue of the Year award at the 31st Annual Pollstar Awards, an honor bestowed 14 previous times, as well as Top Amphitheater prize at the 2017 and 2018 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. hollywoodbowl.com