Yesterday I went down to Leimert Park for the Juneteenth celebration. The place was packed. Lots of food trucks, lots of vendors, multiple stages with all kinds of music. This being Leimert Park, of course there were drummers on hand, and that’s where I spent most of my time. The vibe was very, very positive.
A large crowd on 43rd Pl..
This family came dressed for the celebration.
Lots of food trucks lined 43rd.
Actually, I just included this image because I love the multi-colored bottles.
Drummers are a fixture in Leimert Park.
Dancers grooving to the rhythms.
Another group of dancers moving to electronic sounds.
A vocalist sings a powerful version of A Change Is Gonna Come.
People hanging out in front of Leimert Park landmark The World Stage.
Plenty of art on display.
Lots of T-shirts with lots of messages…
… and not just in English.
The weather was perfect for an outdoor party.
Mural on Crenshaw Blvd..