A Juneteenth street celebration
A celebration of Juneteenth — marking the day on June 19, 1865, when enslaved African Americans in Texas finally got word of their emancipation — is set for Sunday, June 19 at 100 S. 600 West, in front of the Sun Trapp in downtown Salt Lake City (just west of The Gateway). The event, with the theme “Summer of Color,” will include a vendor’s market with various BIPOC businesses, with live music, artistic performances and kid-friendly activities, from noon to 3 p.m. That’s followed by a celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. and an after-party at the Sun Trapp starting at 6 p.m. For more information, go to linktr.ee/juneteenthutah.
Chris Stapleton and friends
One way to gauge the musical importance of country singer/guitarist Chris Stapleton is to look at the company he keeps. On his “All-American Roadshow” tour, arriving Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m., his supporting acts are singer Elle King (“Ex’s and Oh’s”) and Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs. The show is sold out, but secondary-market tickets are available at LiveNation.com.
Wait, wait, I know that comedian
Fans of NPR’s quiz show “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” will get to hear four comedians who are regular panelists trot out their stand-up routines, Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, Salt Lake City. The comics on the bill are Negin Farsad, Mo Rocca, Helen Hong and the emcee, Alonzo Bodden. Some tickets, starting at $32.50, are still available, at live-at-the-eccles.com.