www.tulsajuneteenth.org

 

By Fred L. Jones, Jr.

fjones@theoklahomaeagle.net

 

Juneteenth is finally back on Greenwood. We have included the weekends’ full schedule of events and activities for you. Special thanks to the Tulsa Juneteenth committee for all of its work and efforts to prepare for this years Juneteenth celebration. There is everything from music to arts, dance and educational events to attend.

Tulsa Juneteenth Co-Host Star Lyte
Tulsa Juneteenth Co-Host Star Lyte

Jamal Dyer Tulsa Juneteenth board member stated: “I’m super excited,  Tulsa Juneteenth 2017 is back on Greenwood. It’s going to be a weekend full of laughter, live music, food, vendors, art, and plenty of entertainment. It’s going to be an epic weekend”.

City Councilor Vanessa Hall- Harper and Tulsa Juneteenth Board Member
City Councilor District 1 Vanessa Hall- Harper and Tulsa Juneteenth Board Member Jamal Dyer

Tulsa Juneteenth 2017 expects to see thousands of people many of whom will be visiting Tulsa for the first time. District 1 City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper stated: “I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2017 Tulsa Juneteenth Celebration themed ”Heritage through Music & Art” held in our historic Greenwood  Business District! For those of you who might be visiting from outside the state, we are glad to see you here! We have a great deal of Pride for our Historic Greenwood District, also known as “Black Wall Street”. We hope that during your visit you get the opportunity to see some of the sights and places we regard as out best-kept secrets; the Greenwood Cultural Center, John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park,  the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and the Living Arts Museum. I hope that your time her showcases our hospitality and small town feel”.

Tulsa Juneteenth Co-Host Velly Vel
Tulsa Juneteenth Co-Host Velly Vel

Thursday (15th)

9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Examining Change: A Diverse Look at North Tulsa: OSU Tulsa, Main Hall, Greenwood Ave Side

1:00 pm 9:00 pm: Noire III & Examining Change: A Photographic Look at North Tulsa Exhibit: Living Arts

8:00 pm: Comedy Show: Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

8:30 pm: Movie in the Park – Hidden Figures: Guthrie Green

Photo Credit Huffington Post
Photo Credit Huffington Post

Friday (16th)

9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Examining Change: A Diverse Look at North Tulsa: OSU Tulsa, Main Hall, Greenwood Ave Side

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Noire III & Examining Change: A Photographic Look at North Tulsa Exhibit: Living Arts

4:00 pm: Biker Boyz Tailgate Meet & Greet: Holiday Inn City Center

6:00 pm: Concert Begins: Greenwood District/OSU-Tulsa

Hosted by: Velly Vel & Star Lyte

  • FuZed
  • Darrell Christopher and the Ingredients
  • Robert Banks and Positive Production Band
  • Toni Estes

*Artist spotlights & performances by: TeaRush, Written Quincey, and The Prancing Pearls of Excellence

11:00 pm: Official Juneteenth Afterparty: Mamadou’s Downtown

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Saturday (17th)

9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Examining Change: A Diverse Look at North Tulsa: OSU-Tulsa, Main Hall, Greenwood Ave Side

11:00 am: Biker Boyz Expo Show: Greenwood Cultural Center

1:00 pm -7:00 pm: Red Cross Blood Drive

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Noire III & Examining Change: A Photographic Look at North Tulsa Exhibit: Living Arts

3:00 pm: Kids’ Zone opens: Greenwood District/OSU-Tulsa

6:00 pm: Concert Begins: Greenwood District/OSU-Tulsa: Tribute to Terrence Crutcher

Hosted by: Velly Vel & Star Lyte

  • Branjae
  • Faye Moffett and Tammy Hamilton

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  • Thaddeus and The Wise Men
  • Soul Cool Review

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*Artist spotlights & performances by: Steph Simon, Bertrick and Jerica, and The Dance Junkies

11:00 pm: Official Juneteenth Afterparty: Mamadou’s Downtown

 

Sunday (18th)

9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Examining Change: A Diverse Look at North Tulsa: OSU-Tulsa, Main Hall, Greenwood Ave Side

Photo Credit The Black Wall Street Times
Photo Credit The Black Wall Street Times

11:30 am: Gospel Brunch: Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame: In Honor of Terrence Crutcher

4:00 pm: Biker Boyz Sunday Funday: Retro

5:00 pm: Father’s Day Concert: Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

6:30 pm: For the Love of Freedom: Celebrating in Words, Dance, and Song: Living Arts

 

Monday (19th)

9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Examining Change: A Diverse Look at North Tulsa: OSU-Tulsa, Main Hall, Greenwood Ave Side

6:00 pm: Juneteenth Commemoration Program: Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

 

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