Joe Gardner, a Black man in a hat and blue top, playing piano in front of a purple mural of musicians

‘Celebrate Soulfully’ Returns for Black Music Month at Disneyland Resort With Live Performances & Black Music Exhibit

Shannen Ace

“Celebrate Soulfully” returns to Disneyland Resort this June for Black Music Month. The celebration highlights Black heritage and culture through music, food, and art.

“Celebrate Soulfully” at Disneyland Park

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At Disneyland Park, the Golden Horseshoe will host the exhibit Black Music at the Turn of the 20th Century. The exhibit is a showcase of ragtime and Black country music. Guests will see how these music genres “still thrive and inspire American culture as [they] explore onstage vignettes, replete with décor, props and graphics.”

Tiana’s Palace and River Belle Terrace will have special food and beverage offerings. Guests can also meet Tiana and Ariel from the live-action film, as usual, at Disneyland.

“Celebrate Soulfully” at Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure will have special music performances at Paradise Garden Bandstand. Showtimes are 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 7:00 PM on the following dates with the respective acts.

  • June 1, 15 and 22: Cliff Beach Quartet
  • June 2 and 16: Denean’s Soul Foundation
  • June 6, 8, 9, 20 and 23: Dedrick Bonner, Rhythm & Blues Brothas
  • June 7 and 21: Island Reggae Band
  • June 13, 14 and 29: PAN DULCE ft Alan Lightner
  • June 27 and 28: Mel &Friends

On Buena Vista Street, guests can enjoy Five and Dime: singer Dime and her jazz quintet perform hits of the ‘20s and ‘30s.

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“Soul”-inspired food and beverage offerings are available at The Spark Marketplace. A Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration! parade float is also dedicated to “Soul.” At Pixar Place Hotel, guests can catch Joe Gardner from “Soul” playing jazz at the piano in the lobby.

Disney highlights Disney Legend Floyd Norman, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first Black animator. Guests can see some of his contributions in Hollywood Land.

Guests can meet Black Panther, Dora Milaje, and Captain America in Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure.

“Celebrate Soulfully” at Downtown Disney District

Downtown Disney LIVE! Stage Entertainment will include live musical performances highlighting R&B, hip hop, reggae, funk, Motown, jazz, and doo-wop.

“Family-friendly” shows are at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM:

  • June 2, 14 and 16: UniverSOUL Hip Hop
  • June 7, 9 and 21: Doo Wop Souls
  • June 8, 15 and 22: Got Rhythm!
  • June 23 and 30: Tap N Jam
  • June 28 and 29: Molodi LIVE

Nighttime performances are at 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM, and 9:30 PM. The last set time may vary due to fireworks.

  • June 1 and 2: Kirk Andrés Wilson – Quartet
  • June 7 and 9: Michael Haggins Band
  • June 8 and 19 (Juneteenth): Forward Motion Band
  • June 14 and 30: Caravana – Kenny Hudson
  • June 15: The Honeydrops
  • June 16 and 23: Del Atkins and the LYFE Band
  • June 21 and 22: 408 Collective
  • June 28 and 29: Apollo Bebop

On June 29, there will be an artist showcase and signing with Larissa Marantz and Mark Page. The first signings will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney District. The second will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Disneyana in Disneyland Park.

“Celebrate Soulfully” at Disneyland Hotel

Musical acts will perform in the Disneyland Hotel lobby lounge on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM, 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM.

  • June 1 and 22: Carmel Helene Duo
  • June 7: Melo Gio Duo
  • June 8: Kirk Andres Wilson
  • June 14 and 28: Sydney Ranee Duo
  • June 15: Denean Dyson Duo
  • June 21: Cydney Davis Duo
  • June 29: Cliff Beach Duo

“Celebrate Soulfully” at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Live acts will perform on the pool deck from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM, and 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

  • June 1, 8, 15 and 27: Alan Mark Lightner Duo
  • June 3, 10, 22 and 24: Island Serenade
  • June 2, 9, 16 and 23: Calypso Compromise
  • June 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 25: Island Reggae Duo
  • June 6: DJ Camille Weldon
  • June 7, 14, 21 and 28: Island Rhythms
  • June 13, 19, 20, 26, 29 and 30: DJ Paul Strickand

Read more about Celebrate Soulfully.

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