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Monday, June 19, 2023 - 5:30pmBuy Now
Presented by 
The NAACP and The Carson Center in partnership with the City of Paducah
Sponsored by 
Baptist Health, Bryant Law Center, CSI, Independence Bank and Mercy Health

You are invited to Paducah's 2nd Annual Community-Wide Juneteenth Celebration!

Monday, June 19, 5:30 PM at The Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave

Tickets are just $20 and include:

  • Reserved Seat for the one-hour program and performance of Browngirl, Bluegrass (See below for details)
  • Boxed BBQ PICNIC Dinner on The Carson Center lawn, catered by BIG ED's
  • Complimentary Tea and Lemonade.  (Beer and Wine available for purchase) 
  • Dinner Entertainment by A Different Sound
  • A Juneteenth t-shirt IF ticket is purchased by June 9 
  • Free craft activity for children!

​To Purchase: Buy online today or call 270.450.4444 


Please note: General Admission for the program portion is FREE. The meal, a reserved seat on the lawn, and a t-shirt are not included with General Admission.  No outside food or drink will be permitted. Additional concessions will be available for purchase.

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Join your friends, family, and community members for Paducah's 2nd Community-wide celebration of JUNETEENTH. 

The NAACP and The Carson Center, in partnership with the City of Paducah and sponsors - McCracken County, CSI, Baptist Health, Mercy Health, The Bryant Law Center, and WKMS - are teaming up to launch this inclusive and joyous celebration of Freedom Day - a National Celebration of the anniversary of June 19, 1865, the day enslaved people in Texas learned they were free. 

 Join fellow community members for an inspiring program in the theatre featuring uplifting messages from Paducah Native, Tony Copeland, Vocal performance by Jaelon Harris.

This family-friendly one-hour program will be followed by a celebratory dinner on the Lawn at The Carson Center with live music by A Different Sound.  Your $20 ticket includes a reserved seat in the theatre for the program and a catered boxed BBQ dinner with seating in Adirondack chairs on the lawn and live entertainment provided during dinner.  A cash bar with wine and beer will be available.  Kids will enjoy a special Juneteenth craft.

Buy tickets online or call us to purchase at 270.450.4444

"The fact is none of us is free till we're all free!" - Opal Lee



An autobiographical story of its star and creator, Lacresha Berry, BrownGirl BlueGrass examines the rarely documented cultural history of African-Americans in Kentucky. Berry blends the perspectives of her own childhood through Kentucky geography and personal events while honoring the work of important ancestors whose lives parallel her own. Her take on the culture, geography and history of Kentucky is poignant, didactic, and enlightening as we see the historical figures of our enriching and emotional past come to life with ancestral music to soundtrack these powerful stories. A one-woman show with seven original songs that evoke the ideas of womanhood, family, love and race, as well as push universal themes and intergenerational messages in every piece of poetry, prose, and song. A historical adventure and homage to her heritage and ancestors, BrownGirl Bluegrass teaches us that we are all beautiful and powerful.




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