Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 22
Juneteenth Tulsa, the annual celebration of freedom and heritage kicks off again Friday, June 21, at 5 p.m. with a special appearance from DJ “Just Dizie Le Champion” hailing all the way from Paris, France. Festivities continue on Saturday, June 22, with a recital of the Emancipation Proclamation – the 1862 document declaring an end to slavery in the U.S. – by the students at the nonprofit A Pocket Full of Hope, an organization offering youth opportunities to learn and help their communities through the performing arts. Other guests at Juneteenth Tulsa include jazz artists Tom Braxton and Eldridge Jackson plus the One Tulsa All Star Band. Workshops in hip hop dance and zumba are also planned for the weekend at the Fly Loft, 117 Boston Ave. There will also be a fashion show on Saturday, June 22, at 8 p.m. on the Guthrie Green stage, 111 E. Brady St. All the performances and workshops are free. For more information visit www.guthriegreen.com and www.facebook.com/JuneteenthTulsa.