Advisory: Marquette to co-host Juneteenth celebration June 17

June 15, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration FlyerMILWAUKEE — Marquette University and Safe & Sound, a nonprofit organization committed to safe neighborhoods in Milwaukee, will co-host a Juneteenth weekend kick-off celebration on Friday, June 17, from noon to 4 p.m. on the university’s Central Mall.

The celebration will feature a variety of musical acts, including DJ DRiPSweat and performers on a live youth stage: Bembé Drum & Dance, Xalaat Africa Drum and Dance for Life, School of Rock and vocal artists Jonah Danae, Big Perro, and several others. Performers are ages 11-17.

Free food trucks, t-shirts and kid’s activities from Discovery World and Betty Brinn will also be available, as well as resource tables featuring community organizations and Juneteenth history.

Event information:

  • When: Friday, June 17; noon to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Marquette University Central Mall, located between Raynor Memorial Libraries and Lalumiere Hall (south of Wisconsin Avenue)
  • Parking: Parking is available in the 16th Street Parking Structure (749 N. 16th St.). A map of the visitor parking structures can be found here.

Media interested in attending the ceremony should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at or (414) 288-4745 in advance of the event.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or