Chlöe, Nelly, Charlie Wilson Added To L.A.’s Juneteenth Celebration Lineup

Chlöe performs onstage during Recording Academy Honors Presented by the Black Music Collective at Hollywood Palladium on Feb. 2 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

The Juneteenth celebration at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles just got bigger with organizers announcing additional acts on the bill, including Vice President Kamala Harris and Chlöe Bailey, who will pay tribute to the late icon Tina Turner.

Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom, an event produced by Live Nation Urban and Jesse Collins Entertainment that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the U.S., also added Nelly, Charlie Wilson, Muni Long and Mike Phillips to a diverse lineup that already included Miguel, Kirk Franklin, SWV, Davido, Coi Leray and Jodeci.

Vice President Harris will take the stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on June 19 to say a few words in a star-studded night curated by musical directors Adam Blackstone, a Grammy-winning songwriter-producer, and Questlove, The Roots co-founder and Academy-Award-winning filmmaker. Both directors will also join the stage to “add their immense talent and expertise.”

Television networks CNN and the Oprah Winfrey Network will broadcast the big event live at 8 p.m. ET, and the former will provide preshow coverage one hour before the celebration from anchor Sara Sidner, political commentator Van Jones and correspondent Stephanie Elam. CNN subscribers can also watch the event on the network’s website and streaming app.

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This year’s celebration is building off a successful inaugural event last year that was held at the Hollywood Bowl, and Mari Davies, vice president of booking and talent at Live Nation Urban, encourages people of all ages to join the festivities.

“It’s a live show and it’s community-based,” Davies tells Pollstar. “The energy was insane at the Hollywood Bowl last year. I think you can feel it through the TV screen, so I definitely want to invite people to come out and experience it in person if they’re in L.A.”

Malcolm Gray, Live Nation Urban’s marketing and partnerships director, added that the producers worked hard to deliver a unique experience with a diverse, multigenerational lineup.

“You got the granddaughter, the mom and the grandma, all these generations of black women, going to the show together at the Hollywood Bowl last year. I don’t think I’ve seen that at a show,” Gray says. “Looking around and seeing people just dancing in the aisles, singling along, raising their hands and praising and worshiping was just something so unique, so I’m really looking forward to that this year as well.”

Tickets for Monday’s event can be purchased via Ticketmaster.