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Jun 11, 2017 - Downtown Hosts Juneteenth

Downtown hosts Juneteenth

Music is a focus of Juneteenth, which also will include performances from 10 local and regional bands playing R&B, jazz, blues and gospel.

Tulsa’s celebration of African-American independence and culture will offer something for nearly everyone, say Juneteenth organizers. The festival will be June 15-18 in downtown Tulsa.

Tulsa Juneteenth Inc.

“This year, we wanted to collaborate with other organizations and really make this a citywide event,” says co-chair Sherry Gamble-Smith. Activities for all ages are planned for various venues in the inner-dispersal loop, with the main events in the historic Greenwood District. Some highlights include food trucks, a comedy show, a kids’ zone, vendors, visual and performance arts, and a film.

Music is a focus of Juneteenth, which also will include performances from 10 local and regional bands playing R&B, jazz, blues and gospel. “People sometimes take for granted how much talent we have in Tulsa musically,” says co-chair Jason McIntosh. 


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