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Singer Syleena Johnson to help celebrate Juneteenth at Krannert Uncorked

A woman stands outdoors in front of a backdrop of green foliage. She has voluminous, curly hair cascading around her shoulders and wears a black T-shirt with white lettering that reads "PROTECT BLACK WOMEN." She also sports bright red lipstick and a cross necklace, adding to her striking appearance. One hand rests confidently on her hip, highlighting a large ring on her finger. The setting appears to be a natural, wooded area, providing a serene contrast to her bold and powerful presence.
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On Thursday, June 20th, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will host a special Juneteenth edition of its Uncorked series, featuring Chicago’s Billboard chart-topping singer and songwriter, Syleena Johnson. The event, presented in collaboration with Illinois Soul 101.1 FM, promises an evening filled with soulful music and celebration.

The festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. with a cash bar, promotional giveaways, and music provided by Illinois Soul. At 6 p.m., Grammy-nominated R&B recording artist Syleena Johnson will take the stage at Stage 5. Her impressive career includes 11 albums and collaborations with notable artists such as Kanye West, Cam’ron, KRS-One, Twista, and Musiq Soulchild. Her latest single, “Black Balloon,” is an inspiring piece of contemporary R&B and soul.

Syleena Johnson’s performance is set to highlight the significance of Juneteenth while providing an opportunity for the community to come together in a joyous and lively atmosphere. Attendees can expect to dance, socialize, and network, all while enjoying the vibrant sounds of Johnson’s powerful delivery.

Krannert Uncorked with Syleena Johnson
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S Goodwin Ave
Urbana
Th June 20th, 5 p.m.
Free

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