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Gloucester’s Juneteenth Music Celebration to Include Grammy-Nominated Artist

Flat Iron Crossroads will host a Juneteenth celebration of a drumming and dance group from Ghana and a Grammy-nominated artist. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Unsplash)

GLOUCESTER — Gloucester County has a big weekend of festivities lined up. 

From Saturday, June 19 through Sunday, June 20, Flat Iron Crossroads will host a Juneteenth weekend celebration of music, dance and culture. 

Flat Iron Crossroads, 7709 Flat Iron Rd, is an intimate music venue revitalized from a 100-year-old gas station. 

An international music group as well as a Grammy-nominated artist is coming right to Gloucester this weekend.

Local food trucks and beverages will also be at the event.

Here is the lineup for this weekend:

The Soul of Music with Womba Africa 

Womba Africa is a traditional drumming and dance group from Ghana who moved to Rochester, New York two years ago to compete on “America’s Got Talent.” 

On Saturday, June 19 from 11:30 a.m. until noon, members of the group will take to the stage to share their moving stories of traveling to the U.S. to support themselves and their families back in Ghana. They will also speak candidly about music in “The Soul of Music.”

Then at 7 p.m., the group will return to the stage to share the rhythm and culture of Ghana with Gloucester.

Visit here to buy tickets. 

Amythyst Kiah

Amythyst Kiah is a 2020 Grammy-nominated artist in the category “Best American Roots Song,” for her song “Black Myself.”

She originally recorded this 2019 song with the folk group Our Native Daughters.

She also won Song of the Year at the 2019 Folk Alliance International Awards. 

The Tennessee native was recognized by Rolling Stone as “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets.” 

Her show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here

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