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  • Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire announces lineup for its first ever Reggae Festival as part of Juneteenth 2023 celebration

    PORTSMOUTH—The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire is excited to announce the lineup for its highly anticipated Reggae Festival, "Chanting Down Babylon: Redemption Songs of the Diaspora” scheduled for Saturday, June 17. The Reggae Festival is one of the Trail’s new signature events in celebration of Juneteenth, and features an incredible lineup of legendary reggae artists, including Marcia Griffiths, Glen Washington, Brigadier Jerry, Nadine Sutherland, Lady G, and Onyx Brown, all accompanied by Derrick Barnett and the Statement Band.


    The Reggae Festival takes place Saturday, June 17, noon-10 p.m. outside at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth and features a day full of amazing music, food, and culture. With live performances throughout the day and top-tier headliners on the evening bill, this is an event that reggae fans, friends and families simply cannot miss.


    "We're thrilled to be bringing such a talented group of artists to the Black Heritage Trail’s first-ever Reggae Festival," said Dwight Davis, Board chair of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire. "This festival is a new addition to our very popular series of Juneteenth events which includes a tour, a panel discussion, a ceremony at the African Burying ground, an art opening, a dance performance and a gospel choir concert. We can't wait to see everyone come together to celebrate our rich history and vibrant African American culture.” 


    TICKET INFORMATION The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire is offering a range of ticket options to suit all tastes and budgets for this first-ever Juneteenth NH Reggae Festival.


    Early bird tickets, available April 3 to April 30:  $30 / all-day festival pass


    General Admission, available May 1: $60 / all day festival pass.


    VIP Tickets: $100 / entry to the VIP Tent, exclusive whiskey tasting, priority access seating and more.


    Children ages 6-10, $10 / all day festival pass


    For More Info & To Purchase Tickets: To find out the latest news about the festival and to purchase tickets, visit https://blackheritagetrailnh.org/reggae-festival/.  


    Location: Strawbery Bank Museum, (Outside), 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth



    The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire promotes awareness and appreciation of African American history and life in order to build more inclusive communities today. We work to visibly honor and share a truer, more inclusive history through exhibits, educational programs, curriculum development and tours that can change the way our country understands human dignity when it is free of historical stereotypes. Building on the success of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail that started more than two decades ago, the statewide Black Heritage Trail connects the stories of New Hampshire’s African heritage by documenting and making visible many of the historic sites that testify to this rich history. The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire is an independent, nonprofit organization. The organization is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit; Taxpayer Identification Number 81-3921917.

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