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.
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)
  • 1:20-1:35: Les Long: Comedy Show
  • 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

Car Show: Saturday

  • Registration: 11 AM
  • Start: Noon
  • $10 per car, all proceeds donated to Williford School & My Sister’s House
  • Trophies: Kid’s Choice & People’s Choice

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.
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