Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, June 19-25

A celebration of Juneteenth, a country-filled concert, and four NPR-friendly comedians.

(Laura Roberts | Associated Press file photo) Country singer/guitarist Chris Stapleton, seen here in 2018, is scheduled to headline his "All-American Roadshow" tour, Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah.

June 19

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.

June 23

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.

June 24

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.