Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth Annual Concert Returns To Times Square

May 12, 2023

The Black to Broadway Initiative, a project of The Broadway League, has announced the third annual Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert in Times Square, just minutes away from Harlem.

The free outdoor concert will take place on Sunday, June 18th, 2023, from 11 am to 12:30 pm EST. This year’s edition will feature BlackBroadway artists performing songs, dances, and spoken word accompanied by live music provided by The Music Performance Trust Fund. The event will also include special guest speakers.

The Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert brings together the community to honor the importance of this national holiday. The event celebrates black culture and expression, inspiring deeper engagement, awareness, and access to Broadway for all people. The concert attracts thousands of people who gather in the heart of Times Square to reflect on the significance of this holiday through live performance.

The President of The Broadway League, Charlotte St. Martin, expressed her gratitude to the Broadway community for making the event possible, saying, “We know that the arts can bring people together, and it is beautifully evident during Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth.” The event is made possible by the support of sponsors such as United Airlines, M·A·C (Make-up 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.

The Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert is a part of the Black to Broadway Initiative, which is an industry-wide celebration of the Black community on Broadway, on stage, in the audience, behind the scenes, and as leaders in the Broadway community. The initiative was created by The Broadway League in 2019, and its goal is to inspire deeper engagement with awareness of and access to Broadway.

This year’s creative and production teams include Steve H. Broadnax III as Director and Writer, Rashad McPherson as Music Director, Brian Moreland and Aaliytha Stevens as Executive Producers and Co-Chairs of The Broadway League’s Multi-Cultural Task Force, Jhanaë Bonnick as Stage Manager, and Devon Miller of Foresight Theatrical as General Manager. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided during the concert, and details about this year’s host and talent line-up will be announced soon.

The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry, founded in 1930. The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in nearly 200 markets in North America and internationally. Each year, League members bring Broadway to upwards of 30 million people in New York, on Tour across the U.S. and Canada, and around the globe. The Broadway League co-presents the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards, one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry.

The Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert is a unique opportunity to honor the significance of this national holiday, celebrate culture and expression, and inspire deeper engagement and access to Broadway for all people. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this unforgettable event on June 18th, 2023. For more information, please visit

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