Juneteenth! Facebook Live Event with State Theatre
Friday - June, 19 @ 8:00pm
Join us on our Facebook page on June 19th with the State Theatre, Portland, Maine for Juneteenth! a streamed music concert pre-recorded live from the empty State Theatre. Juneteenth! will showcase the talent of local black musicians and raise money for organizations that empower Portland’s Black Community.
This event both celebrates and is named after the American holiday, Juneteenth – the oldest commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Learn more about the history and significance of Juneteenth at https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm
"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.
Next Friday, June 19th 2020 marks 155 years since the first Juneteenth, a day in which my ancestors finally learned they were free. June 19th, 1865 was two years after the Emancipation Proclamation but we commemorate this day as the ending of Black Slavery in the United States.
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.
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.