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 Denae, 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 University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or