Las Vegas Juneteenth - NJOF

We Will See Juneteenth Become A National Holiday!

150 Years                  
June 19. 1865 - June 19, 2015                 
150 Years

Hope to See You 

May 12, 2011 - Signing Date of the Nevada Juneteenth Independence Day Bill
Las Vegas Grassroots, Spoken Word & Jazz Celebration
                        A Juneteenth Jazz Celebration

Hosted by the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation’s (NJOF) founder and chairman, Reverend Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. and Nevada State Director Dee Evans --

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June 1, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

West Las Vegas Library Theater Lobby

Spend the day celebrating the spiritual essence of a people whose lives continue to be the creative catalyst of Juneteenth Independence Day which encourages critical thinking, conversation and reflection in the hopes that all can be acknowledged as united Americans along with celebrating Nevada’s signing of the Juneteenth Bill to establish Juneteenth as a day of observance.

Guest Speakers include:

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. – Chairman, National Juneteenth Observance Foundation 

Harvey J. Munford, Las Vegas Assemblyman 6th District


Judy Tarte, President, Las Vegas Jazz Society

Chuck Carter, Instructor UNLV, and KUNV personality 

June Is Juneteenth African American Jazz Legacy Month. Musical presentation honoring Las Vegas Jazz Society founder Monk Montgomery, featuring:

National Juneteenth Jazz Artist Ron Myers - Piano & Trumpet;

Rick Jones – Trumpet

Fred Watstein – Bass


Special Guest Artists:

Griot Nation - Spoken Word 

Toscha Comeaux and Woody Woods - Jazz, Blues and Spoken Word



Co-sponsored by the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation and the Las Vegas Jazz Society this event is one of a series of annual celebrations across the United States. 

For more information, please call the West Las Vegas Library at 702-507-3989. 

Free and open to the public.

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Las Vegas Juneteenth Jazz Celebrations 2010 -Present

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