Greenville is gearing up for a big Juneteenth celebration next weekend with live music and festivities on the Town Common on Friday and events Saturday that celebrate culture and business opportunities, the city announced.
The weekend of fun begins on Friday when local jazz legend and East Carolina University School of Music professor Carroll Dashiell returns for the annual Greenville Grooves Music Festival, an annual celebration of Juneteenth and African-American Music Appreciation Month. This year’s event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Town Common.
Dashiell and his fellow musicians will entertain attendees with a mix of Contemporary, Motown, and R&B classics. In addition to the musical entertainment, food trucks, adult beverages, an arts and culture market, and other entertainment will be offered.
In conjunction with the festival, the Pitt County United Way is hosting its first “United We Can” food-drive and sculpture competition featuring a couple