Ari Lennox, Noname, and More Perform at Planet AFROPUNK Live: Minneapolis

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Celebration was in the air in Minneapolis during Juneteenth weekend, as community members flocked to Planet AFROPUNK Live to rock their finest fits and hear great music.

The first-ever AFROPUNK event in the Midwest, Planet AFROPUNK Live: Minneapolis was a testament to the joy and creativity of the Black diaspora. On Saturday, AFROPUNK hosted a series of conversations in partnership with Target at The Get Down Coffee Co., dedicated to discussing issues important to the city’s Black community. Sunday brought a day of music, headlined by national names like Ari Lennox, Noname, and Mereba, and featuring some of the best local musicians the Twin Cities have to offer.

This weekend, the weather was hot, but the vibes were peaceful, as members of the Minneapolis community came together in joyful observance of the holiday. As the temperatures rose, fans at the festival stayed vigilant, looking out for their fellow community-members and helping to ensure positive experiences for all attendees.

AFROPUNK Celebrates Juneteenth With the Minneapolis Community, as Ari Lennox, Noname, Mereba, and More Perform
Noname makes her first festival appearance of 2022
(Photo credit: AFROPUNK / Salim Hue)

Planet AFROPUNK Live: Minneapolis welcomed members of crucial local organizations whose work improves the lives of the city’s people. Organizations like Outfront Minnesota, which fights for LGBTQ equality, and All My Relations Arts, which spotlights art by indigenous Minnesotans, deserve reognition, and with Planet AFROPUNK Live: Minneapolis, AFROPUNK showed their appreciation for all they do for their communities.

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Check out highlight photos from two days in Minneapolis below.

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