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:
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.