Goldsboro and Wayne County came together for the second annual Jamz Out Juneteenth celebration held at The Hub in downtown Goldsboro. The weekend started Friday with a special forum at the Paramount Theatre entitled “Entrepreneurship Awareness-Black Women In Business”. Keynote speaker was Yolanda Rabun and was moderated by 92.7 JAMZ announcer Kay-Tee. The theme was highlighting local black women in various industries and entrepreneurship.
Saturday began at the Wayne County Museum where there was a special presentation aimed at educating youth on the history of Juneteenth with arts, crafts and contests. While that was going on, vendors, performers, bouncy houses and the stage were being set up at The Hub for an afternoon of singing, eating, and enjoying the beautiful afternoon.
Thousands of residents showed up to see local and national performers entertain the crowd, such as the Goldsboro Showstoppers, DJ Micky D, Triple D, Trayvion, Crossdatrack KB, Poetry & Delights, Ogc Cream, Tron Vaughn, Kuudoze , IV, and DJ Luke Nasty. Other speakers included Goldsboro’s Mayor Ham, Rep. Raymond Smith, Antonio Williams, Brandy Matthews, Rev. Marvin Alexander, Janiyah McCoy and Victoria Ruffin-Atkins.
There were over 30 vendors and 5 food trucks on display for everyone to enjoy.