Grammy-Winning Artist Hit-Boy to Perform at Pasadena’s Juneteenth Celebration

Hit-Boy, wearing suit and tie, holding Grammy award
Hit-Boy poses during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. Image credit: Rick Diamond/ WireImage

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is proud to announce that Grammy award-winning rapper and producer Hit-Boy will perform at the City’s 15th annual Juneteenth celebration scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Hit-Boy has crafted forward-looking beats for artists like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nas, Travis Scott and Beyoncé. He is also featured on tracks by various artists, including will.i.am and Wale.

Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Texas and, upon learning they were free, former slaves immediately began celebrating with prayer, feasting, song and dance. Juneteenth is now a day to reflect and celebrate African American history and culture.

This year’s free, family-friendly Juneteenth celebration will also feature an art exhibit from the Alkebulan Cultural Center, live music by Luv From Abuv, a Juneteenth history presentation by Octavia’s Bookshelf, arts & crafts with Armory Center for the Arts, community resources, and more! Hot dogs, hot links, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Come meet new friends or reconnect with old ones as we celebrate Juneteenth.

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