Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival

The Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival is Rocky Mount’s largest community festival, filled with music, dance, vendors, and cultural activities. Watch this space for details about this year’s Juneteenth Festival!

Join us June 1st & 2nd at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Science.

Vendor Applications

Late applications are being accepted. Power is no longer available.

Food Vendor Application

Commercial Vendor Application

Information Vendor Application

Rules & Regulations

Schedule

Main Stage: Friday

  • 6-7 PM: Daniel Davis
  • 7:30-9 PM: Sleeping Booty

Main Stage: Saturday

  • 11:45 AM: Bike Rodeo
  • 12:30-1:15 PM: The Gospel Jubilators (Set 1)
  • 1:45-2:30 PM: The Gospel Jubilators (Set 2)
  • 3-3:45 PM: Electric Image Band
  • 4-4:30 PM: OIC Choir & Keynote Speaker: Councilmember Reuben Blackwell
  • 4:30-5:15 PM: Stanley Baird (Set 1)
  • 5:20-5:35 PM: Mr. Mime
  • 5:45-6:20 PM: Stanley Baird (Set 2)
  • 6:45-7 PM: Awards
  • 7-8:10 PM: Silk

Main Lobby: Saturday

  • 2:30-3 PM: Jonkunu
  • 3:30 PM: Kenya Safari Acrobats
  • 4:30 PM: Buffalo Soldiers
  • 5:30 PM: Kenya Safari Acrobats
  • 6:15-6:45 PM: Kenya Safari Acrobats

Hotel Accommodations

All of our event participants may book rooms at two of our local hotels, Comfort Inn Rocky Mount and Quality Inn Rocky Mount, at a discounted rate. Please see hotel information below.

  • Comfort Inn
    200 Gateway Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC, 27804, US
    Phone: (252) 937-7765
    For discounted event rates, visit here or call 252-937-7765 and ask for the Juneteenth Community Empowerment Festival Rate. Please make sure to book before May 1st, 2018 to get this discounted rate.
  • Quality Inn
    1200 Benvenue Rd., Rocky Mount, NC, 27804, US
    Phone: (252) 972-9400
    For discounted rates call 252-972-9400 and ask for the Local Rocky Mount Events Rate.

Sponsors

Zaxby's
OIC
PNC
US Cellular
Nashville Graphics

98.5
Royal Real Estate
Southern Bank
Telegram
Life 103.1
Downtown Rocky Mount
95.5
NCA&T
INTECH
WHIG
Rocky Mount Mills
City of Rocky Mount

  • Ronald & Georgia Davis
  • Kyle & Faye Ellison
  • Donnie & Ursula Smith
  • Southern Bank
  • Henry & Barbara Smith
  • Mae R. Ellard
  • Bessie S. Tyson
  • Hickory View Missionary Baptist Church
  • Terry’s Rum Cakes
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chi Omega Chapter
  • Bertha H. Battle
  • Grover & Mary Hannon
  • Royal Real Estate Service LLC
  • Simply Southern Celebrations
  • Pearl Battle
  • Mack Melton
  • Motown Revue Supports
  • OIC, Inc.
  • Zaxby’s
  • The Macklin Family
  • Clyde and Tamara Dickey
  • North Carolina A&T State University Alumni
  • Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Dept.
  • Rocky Mount Police Dept.
  • NC State Highway Patrol
  • Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Duke University Hospital
  • Metropolitan Baptist Church
  • Hillsdale Baptist Church
  • Los Angeles Clippers Montrez Harrell
  • Moore’s Bicycle Shop
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