Scotland’s Juneteenth Festival Presents Wyclef, Many Others; Freedom Concert Moves to Anthem in DC 

Organizers of the widely expanded Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival will hold a final press conference on Wednesday, June 14, at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club at 7719 Wisconsin Ave to showcase the more than 20 performing acts that will appear across four main venues on June 17th and the 19th. Those performances include: 1) the opening-night Motown and Oldies Concert and Dance Party beginning at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club; 2) Juneteenth’s Got Talent music and dance performances at the Cabin John Village in Potomac from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 3) the Children’s Stage at the Cabin John Regional Park at Potomac from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; and the Freedom Day Concert at the Anthem theater at the Wharf in DC.

Freedom Day Concert co-headliner Tarrus Riley will appear at the press conference via ZOOM, while internaTonal superstar Wyclef Jean will be issuing an exclusive video statement about why he is lending his name and talents to this fesTval in honor of the Black communities of Montgomery County in Maryland. Other musicians expected to abend in person include Daryl Davis, the nationally renowned keyboard player who will serve as the music director for the festival’s opening-night. Bill Wax, a master of ceremonies for that same event, will also abend the press conference, as will Montgomery County elected officials.

Produced by the newly formed 501(c)3 Juneteenth Scotland Foundation, the festival will also include numerous other abractions. These include a film festival at the American Film Institute’s Silver Theater in Silver Spring, the region’s only Juneteenth 5K road race and family walk on June 19th (at Bells Mills Elementary School in Potomac), an Interfaith Worship Service and breakfast on June 18 at the Double Tree Hotel in Gaithersburg, and a Juneteenth baseball game at Povich Field in Rockville on June 19th at 7 p.m. Net proceeds benefit the repair and expansion of the Scotland AME Zion Church on Seven Locks Road in Potomac.

More information including times, ticket prices and exact schedules can be found at

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