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​​Charleston – The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) has announced the West Virginia artists performing for the 2023 Juneteenth Celebration. This annual celebration is scheduled for 5 to 9 pm, Saturday, June 17, at the State Capitol Complex. 

“We welcome the following performers to the Juneteenth 2023 celebration,” said HHOMA Director Jill Upson. 

She then listed DJ Big L, Logical Mark & Kingston Price, Appalachian Soul Man – Aristotle Jones, The Heavy Hitters, Jon Jon Hairston & Kingston Price Band, Da Front Porch, Jamela “North Starr” Brown, Delkat Duvernay and Kevin Jackson.

“We are thrilled to host this year’s Juneteenth celebration at the West Virginia Capitol Complex,” Upson said. “This is an important day in our nation’s history, and we are proud to come together to celebrate the end of slavery and the beginning of true freedom for all Americans. We look forward to welcoming families and community members to this wonderful event.”

This year’s celebration will also feature a performance by Grammy-nominated R&B group, Dru Hill, featuring all members of the group, past and present, to give fans an experience they will never forget. 

Alongside founding members SisQo, Nokio, Jazz, and the latest additions Smoke and Black from the R&B group “Playa,” former members Scola and Tao rejoin the dynamic lineup. 

HHOMA is hosting the Juneteenth Celebration in partnership with FestivALL Charleston. It will be complete with games, prizes, crafts, vendors, food and more. This event is free of charge and open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, which operates within the Office of Governor Jim Justice, is committed to assisting all underserved citizens across West Virginia and developing innovative ways to address issues affecting minority populations through conversation, education, leadership and collaboration. 

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For more information, visit their Facebook page at @WVHHOMA, their website at minorityaffairs.wv.gov, or call the office at 304-356-2023.

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  • Ron Gregory

    From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia – Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state.

From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia - Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state.

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