Juneteenth Celebration Kicks Off 2022 Concerts on the Hill

Christ Church Easton hosts its first concert of the season this Sunday, June 19, featuring The Theresa Wright Band and will include a special Juneteenth celebration co-hosted by EDIT (Easton Diversity & Inclusion Task Force). Gates open at 5:30, music from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Theresa Wright’s repertoire includes R&B, Smooth Jazz, and Gospel. This concert is sponsored by Maple Row Tree Farm and Farinella Consulting, LLC. Please remember to support our local community! Bring your own picnic or visit on-site food truck Walrus Alley. Craft beer, a selection of wines, and snacks will be available for sale.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the end of slavery on June 19, 1865. This federal holiday calls attention to our country’s abhorrent practice of slavery and the exploitation and inhumane treatment of enslaved people. Juneteenth reminds all Americans that, in the present day, progress to achieve equality for all Black Americans can be elusive as racism continues to limit our country’s promise of liberty and justice for all. Yet, it is also a day to celebrate progress made towards fulfilling this promise. Concerts on the Hill will offer Juneteenth arts and crafts activities for children, an African American art sale, and the distribution of a popular treat that comes with its own Juneteenth story baked in it! Materials will be on display including handouts that recount Easton’s slave trade history. Our summer program features new bands and audience favorites from last year!

6/26: Hitch & The Giddyup with uncis as opening act (6:00 – 6:30) plus a Pride Celebration
7/03: Tracy Jo & The Toads
7/10: Rick Reyes Latin Americana
7/17: The Lone Gnome: Benny Mikula & Co.
7/24: Old Bob
7/31: The Low Darts
8/07: Amber Anchor
8/14: Symphonic Bodega

C’mon out and enjoy good music! Celebrate Juneteenth! Learn more at www.facebook.com/concertsonthehilleaston. You may contact us at concertsonthehilleaston@gmail.com. Christ Church is located at 59 Church Road in Easton.

Rain date is Monday, June 20.

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