Cleo Parker Dance and The Colorado Black Caucus Celebrate Juneteenth 2022!

Colorado hosts one of the largest Juneteenth celebrations in the U.S., and the 2022 celebration may be the largest to date! Please join us in celebrating the work that has gone into making the 156-year-old Juneteenth an official federal and state holiday.

There is a full weekend of activity, and the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre as well as the Denver Film Society (at the Sie Theatre) will host events in addition to the annual Juneteenth Music Festival in Five Points.

This website will be updated with additional details as well as:


Juneteenth Events hosted at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver

Friday June 17th, Record and Book Signing  in CPRD  Lobby 9-10pm

Friday June 17th, 7:30p Evening Jazz Concert with Nikki Giovanni and Javon Jackson


  • $30 general admission all ages for the 7:30p performance, doors open at 7pm
  • $75 VIP ticket includes pre-show reception(5-6:30pm), reserved seating, and special gift


Saturday June 18th, 1-5p, Panel, poetry and dance, Keynote presentation by Nikki Giovanni


  • $30 general admission all ages
  • Ticket provides entry to all activities between 1 & 5pm.

We are honored to host these two iconic world-renowned artists, and encourage you to learn more about them! Nikki Giovanni has countless honors and awards, and is in literature texts and analogies throughout the U.S. and the world. Tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson is another member of Denver’s legacy of Five Points jazz artists, and is a graduate of Montbello High School. He was a long-time member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and today tours the globe with The Javon Jackson Jazz Quartet.

Deepest thanks to all of our sponsors for making Juneteenth 2022 a weekend to remember.

Juneteenth Events hosted at Sie Theater by Denver Film Society, 2510 East Colfax, Denver

Sunday June 19th, 9a-8p, Featured Black Cinema and Children & Family Experiences

A more detailed schedule will be available soon at