Over 20,000 Attend Annual KVSP Juneteenth Event



Another outstanding and unforgettable day of festivities has passed with the conclusion of the annual Juneteenth Music & Arts Festival this past weekend. The day was filled with high spirits and amusement, as all in attendance were immersed in the exuberant atmosphere.

With a record gathering of over 20,000 people, attendees enjoyed exceptional performances of local artists such as POW Gang, Charlie Redd and the Full Flava Kings, Kerry Wayne’s Rock Star Band, Corey Weaver, LJ the DJ, Lanshonda Mobery, Hyland Starr, Jay Lani, DJ Eddie Brasco, K.A.L.F.O., Super Jay, DJ Wayne in Dis Thang, Ace Kennedy, Montrae Tisdale, Siyir, Treske, Eastside Baby, Jordan Oliver, and Guda Mann.

Guda Mann, the artist who preceded headliner Scarface and was the PPBC Music Awards Icon recipient, was a fan favorite. He commanded the stage with an indelible presence.

The performance of recording artist Scarface did not disappoint. The concert was the most lively and creative hip hop act Oklahoma City has seen in years, with a shoulder to shoulder audience as far as the eye could see. He performed all of his hits and acknowledged his fellow rappers, the legendary 2Pac and the late Bushwick Bill, a former member of his group Geto Boys.

Scarface closed out the show with the iconic hit “Mind Playin’ Tricks on Me” to a rip-roaring crowd.

Additionally, the festival recognized the fact that June is also celebrated as Black Music Month by honoring artists with the second annual Perry Publishing and Broadcasting Company Music Awards. Those awarded included R&B Category recipients: Icon Award winner Shortt Dogg Band, Trailblazer Award Solo Artist, Hylan Starr, Best Live Band: Born in November, Best Performer recipient, Tori Ruffin, and in the Hip Hop Category: Icon Award winner Guda Mann and Larry “Legit” Coleman,Trailblazer Award recipient J. French and Thomas Who?, LIT Award recipient Eastside Baby, Top Music Producer Christopher L. McCoy, and lastly in the Media Category: Culture Influencer Desiree Steez, and Top Video Production recipient S.B. Tha Grindaholic.

Aside from the spectacular musical performances, the event was stockpiled with various vendors providing essential information and resources, delicious meals, as well as booths with commodities and products for sale.

In its 17th year hosting this event, Perry Publishing and Broadcasting’s Juneteenth Music & Arts Festival continues to flourish as the highly anticipated assembly it is known as today.

Since its inception, the festival has consistently and effortlessly emphasized the importance of family and fellowship. Perry Publishing continues to pride itself on producing an affair that brings generations together as a community. From mothers to daughters, fathers to sons, grandparents to grandchildren, uncles, aunts, and cousins of all ages, Juneteenth in Washington Park has been a beacon of comfort and unity that the community can rely on.

The success and occurrence of Perry Publishing and Broadcasting’s Juneteenth Music and Arts Festival would not be possible without the enduring support of the community it serves, as well as the aid of our benevolent sponsors, Kroger Delivery, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Guiding Right Inc., Parrish Devaughn Injury Lawyers, First Security Bank, Langston University, RAW Executive Security, Covington Heat and Air, Safety Net Wireless, Fertile Ground, Tombo Racing, Big O’s Pork & Dreams, Valliance Bank, Threatt’s Art Gallery, Metro Technology Centers, FOX 25, The Black Chronicle Newspaper, Heart and Soul 92.1 & 1140, OKC’s CBS Sports Radio, and Power 103.5.

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