The Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival, Los Angeles’ annual free celebration of Black culture and community, has announced additional artists to the festival lineup set to perform at Leimert Park Village on Monday, June 19. Artists scheduled to grace the stage include South Central star Kalan.FrFr, rising star Alex Vaughn, and radio personality DJ Hed. As previously shared, Grammy Award-winning R&B icon Jazmine Sullivan will headline.

Fans can look forward to live interviews during the live stream with hosts Rob Markman, Gia Peppers, Amber Grimes, and DJ Hed. The Amazon Music Livestream hosts will chat with festival performers and participate in a special sit-down interview with Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, who will also address the crowd during the festival celebration.

Presented by Still Rising and Elevate Culture in collaboration with Amazon Music, this year’s festival is the fifth installment of the South Los Angeles tradition. Beginning at 4 p.m. PDT, performances will be live-streamed on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch. Prime Video and Amazon Music are just a few of the many entertainment benefits included with a Prime membership, helping members get everything they want and need, quickly and reliably.

The Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival has collaborated with Amazon Access for 2023. Amazon Access is a centralized hub that makes shopping in Amazon’s online store easier and more affordable, with programs and discounts like payment with SNAP EBT, Amazon Layaway, and Prime Access—Prime’s discounted membership for recipients of qualifying government assistance programs. Throughout the festival, attendees can learn more about Amazon Access programs and resources that are available to the community.

“The Amazon Access team is honored to be part of this year’s Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival as the start of many more collaborations in the Los Angeles area,” said Nancy Dalton, head of community engagement and customer marketing, Amazon Access. “We look forward to connecting with members of the Leimert Park and greater Los Angeles communities to share programs and resources that support food access, payment flexibility, and health and wellness.”

For its second year, Rotation, the hip-hop/R&B brand from Amazon Music, is excited to support Still Rising’s mission of honoring South Los Angeles’ Black community through art, music, food, and education at the Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival. As part of “50 & Forever,” Amazon Music will bring attendees closer to their favorite hip-hop artists through interactive photo moments and a consumer-facing photo gallery titled “From The Westside with Love.” This gallery will act as a love letter to hip-hop legends, showcasing artwork and photography by local creatives.

The event’s main stage will also feature a screening of Generational Queens, the first in an ongoing series of short films that will be released throughout the year from Amazon Music. Directed by Fenn O’Meally and featuring a Black, all-female cast, the film is centered around the first lady of hip-hop, Queen Latifah, and her groundbreaking, respect-demanding feminist anthem “U.N.I.T.Y.”—which turns 30 this year.

Every year since June 19, 1865, the Black community has come together in the spirit of freedom—a freedom that still prevails despite systemic threats to its existence. More than 70 years ago, Jonathan Leonard began the tradition of Juneteenth in Leimert Park Village, which has been celebrated in varying ways in the years since. “In 1949, Jonathan Leonard began celebrating Juneteenth in Leimert Park by sharing BBQ, watermelon, and red soda water with the community, and his family is happy to continue the tradition this year,” Leonard’s family shared.

In 2020, a few dedicated creatives came together as Still Rising Corp. to put on the Leimert Park Juneteenth Festival. True to the essence and legacy of Leimert Park, this event continues to commemorate and celebrate Black freedom by honoring the ancestors and the community through art, music, food, and education and has continued to be a cornerstone of the community.

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