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June 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

A Black Music Month Celebration for Families

WHAT: Pierce Freelon: A Black Music Month Celebration for Families

WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 29

WHERE: Richland Library Main

(1431 Assembly St., 29201)

WHO: Free & open to the public

Celebrate Black Music Month by joining Richland Library for a vibrant morning of music with Pierce Freelon from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 29 at the Richland Library Main (1431 Assembly St., 29201).

Known for his joyful blend of hip-hop, electronic jazz, and soul, Freelon’s music is crafted for today’s modern families. His lyrics are both honest and playful, featuring rich melodies and fresh beats that invite both kids and adults into his unique world. Freelon will share stories and perform selections from his Grammy-nominated children’s music albums, “AnceStars” (2023) and “Black to the Future” (2021).

This event is an opportunity for families to experience the dynamic and modern sounds of Pierce Freelon, whose work has been featured on the Today Show, NPR, and Billboard. In addition to his music, Freelon is the author of two children’s picture books, “Daddy and Me: Side by Side” (2023) and “Daddy-Daughter Day” (2022). He has also contributed to PBS Kids animated series’ Alma’s Way and Work it Out Wombats!, and is the co-creator and voice of the PBS Kids podcast Jamming on the Job.

This event is a part of the Richland Library Summer Learning Challenge.

The Summer Learning Challenge is made possible by presenting sponsor, Prisma Health. The Summer Learning Challenge is supported by Media Sponsor, WLTX.

For questions, please contact [email protected].


About Richland Library

Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.



June 29
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Richland Library


Richland Library Main
1431 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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