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Third annual ‘Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth’ concert sets date

The event is presented by the Broadway League's Black to Broadway initiative.

“Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth” 2022 (Credit: Marc J. Franklin)

The 2023 “Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth” concert is set to take place on June 18 at 11 a.m. in Times Square. The third annual event is presented by the Broadway League’s Black to Broadway initiative and is free and open to the public.

Performers and guest speakers will be announced. Live music will be provided by the Music Performance Trust.

The concert’s creative team includes director and writer Steve H. Broadnax III and music director Rashad McPherson. Brian Moreland and Aaliytha Stevens are the event’s executive producers as well as co-chairs of the Broadway League’s multicultural task force. Jhanaë Bonnick will serve as stage manager and Devon Miller of Foresight Theatrical will serve as general manager for the concert.

“We know that the arts can bring people together and it is beautifully evident during ‘Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth’ as thousands gather in the heart of Times Square to reflect on the importance of this national holiday through live performance,” Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, said in a statement. “We thank the Broadway community for helping to make this third annual concert possible.”

Sponsors for this year’s concert include United Airlines, M·A·C (makeup art cosmetics), the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the Music Performance Trust Fund, the Araca Group, Open Jar Studios and the Times Square Alliance.

Created by the Broadway League in 2019, the Black to Broadway initiative aims to foster greater involvement in and access to Broadway for all Black people and celebrates the Black community within Broadway.