Juneteenth Celebration

2019 Juneteenth

June 15, 2019

5:00-10:00 p.m.
Valley Ridge Park
2850 Park Ridge Drive
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

The City of Cedar Hill and Best of Southwest cities join together for the Juneteenth Arts and Music Festival, honoring the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Activities include a variety of local artists and vendors, food trucks, games and crafts, musical performances, special presentations and much more. You don't want to miss this evening of community celebration! Admission is FREE. Don't forget your lawn chair or blanket. No alcohol, glass containers or smoking allowed in the park.

Sponsored by

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Entertainment
Con Funk Shun

Con Funk Shun will be headlining the 2019 Best Southwest Juneteenth Celebration. Con Funk Shun is a star-quality attraction delivering a superb, high-energy show with electrifying choreography, glistening six-part vocal harmonies, and a dash of humor. They are, unquestionably, among the heroes of Funk with romantic ballads and dance-party hits galore. Memorable melodies, inventive horn arrangements and clav-guitar woven grooves, make the group absolutely essential to the evolution of funk. They charted four consecutive Gold’s and one Platinum album. Their 20 hit singles included 8 Top Ten R&B Hits and one #1 R&B smash between ’77-’86. With finesse and consistency they legitimized what came following them: high-profile, commercial explosions featuring their hits in countless rap/hip-hop samples, exposed them to a new generation. Mercury/Polygram released the” Best of Con Funk Shun” in ’93 on their “Funk Essentials” Series. The fans immediately recoiled to the “Essential to Funk”, Con Funk Shun. Universal bought Polygram, and again released the sure-thing Money-Maker, “Best Of Con Funk Shun” on their Millennium Collection in March 2002. 

Main Stage Schedule
5:00 pm - Gates open/welcome
5:05 pm - Trinity Worship Choir
5:35 pm - Bandan Koro African Drums & Dance
6:25 pm - Blue Monarch Line Dancers
6:45 pm - Fingerprints
7:20 pm - King David & The David Whiteman Band
8:15 pm - The Story of Juneteenth
8:30 pm - Con Funk Shun

Vendor Information

Vendor applications are now closed. You may call 972-291-5130 for questions.

Kids Zone 

Storyteller ToniOba KingCheck out the Kids Zone Stage featuring storytelling and musical performances by Toni Simmons, the Zula B. Wylie Public Library Youth Tellers, Love Your City Theater, Oba William King and more! Activities for kids of all ages including bounce houses, face painters, and a sand hill to play on.


M.I.N.T Foundation - Help Children & Families in the Best Southwest Area

MINT Foundation Image Opens in new windowBring canned goods and non-perishable food items to the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration that will help children and families in the Best Southwest area. For over 9 years M.I.N.T. Foundation has sought to remove the barrier to healthy food options and to eliminate food insecurity in under-served communities in the Best Southwest area of Dallas through their food pantry program. Every Tuesday they disperse quality food those who face food insecurity in our community. This program serves the community by nurturing while promoting self-reliance and empowerment. Join the move-MINT and let's FILL UP THE TRUCK! For more info visit mintcares.org

Wear White For Unity

Juneteenth Wear WhiteWe encourage all who are attending to
wear white as a show of unity!

Weather

For updated weather information for this event please call 214-855-9758 or visit the Parks and Recreation Facebook page.