BTV REIB Presents

Juneteenth Celebration

Featuring Slick Rick

About Juneteenth BTV

Freedom, history, and culture - these are the values we celebrate at the City of Burlington Juneteenth Celebration. With exciting activities planned throughout the festival, there's something for everyone here!

Join us in celebrating Juneteenth and supporting the Racial Equity Inclusion & Belonging (REIB) office for an unforgettable event. Burlington is proud to come together with people from all walks of life as we honor history, culture and diversity.

Enjoy over 12 hours of non-stop entertainment, with 50+ performers in music, poetry, visual art, and comedy, plus community conversations, food and beverages, gospel brunch, family gun, and wellness workshops.

The lineup at the Flynn includes DJ and MC - SINNN, Asah Mack and his DJ, Rivan & Obi the Vociegod, Yamuna Turco (singing Lift Every Voice), Konflik, poet Rajnii, and headliner Slick Rick

About Slick Rick

The only thing more iconic, interesting, and intriguing than the stories Slick Rick tells on wax might be his own. Lasting through four decades, six presidencies, and countless trends, he endures as “the most sampled hip-hop artist in history” with Grammy Award nominations and numerous multiplatinum albums to his name. It’s why he remains synonymous with rap music, culture, and fashion. It’s why he counts some of the most influential people in the world as ardent admirers. Born to Jamaican parents, the man named Ricky Walters emigrated from the posh side of London to The Bronx in 1976. He made history as the third artist signed to Def Jam Recordings and “the most successful British-American rapper,” delivering an unimpeachable discography comprised of The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988), The Ruler’s Back (1991), Behind Bars (1994), and The Art of Storytelling (1999). Not to mention, he teamed up with JAY-Z, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Jermaine Dupri, Mos Def, Common, and Aaliyah for blockbuster joint records.In many ways, the story is just getting started. He will drop his first album in 21 years imminently and continues to collaborate with some of the most influential names in entertainment and fashion. The New York Times put it best with the headline, “Hip-Hop pioneer still has stories to tell.”

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