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Carver Museum ATX Presents: Stay Black and Live Juneteenth Community Kickback and Dance Party

✨ Join us on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 3:00PM – 9:00PM at the Carver Museum will host a community cookout and musical festival in the historic Rosewood Neighborhood. From 3:00PM - 6:00PM, attendees will listen to curated musical selections courtesy of KAZI Radio and eat free smoked BBQ prepared by veteran pitmasters, and donated from Meyer's Elgin Sausage, Micklethwait Craft Meats, Distant Relatives, Franklin's BBQ, and Whole Foods. Lady Joy will host the mid-day outdoor festivities that include vendors, carnival games, and raffles for all ages. Inside, visitors can enjoy an array of educational workshops, film screenings, and self-guided tours.

New this year, is an art market and interactive activation curated by Rich's Art Gallery, outfitted with vendors, art activities for all ages, live painting, and more! A cooling station and water will be provided by Austin Energy, and water activities for the whole family will be stationed throughout the event.

At 6:00PM, host Saul Paul will kick off the music festival with opening performances by Austin Samba Sonya Javette, Stretch Musik, and DJ Kay Kali. At 8:00PM, the funky, rocking, dancing, soulful mega band GAP X- The Band brought to life by original global touring members of the legendary group "The Gap Band" will serenade Juneteenth festival goers for 90-minutes with chart-topping hits like Outstanding and You Dropped a Bomb on Me.

Full schedule below:

⏰ Thursday, Saturday, June17, 3-9PM
🏡 Carver Museum and Genealogy Center 
📌1165 Angelina Street, Austin TX 78702

📝 RSVP today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-austin-family-cookout-and-music-festival-tickets-639386100037



Genealogy Center
3:00-5:00 - Screening of The Anderson Yellow Jackets followed by  Q&A with director/producer Michael Emery

Front Plaza
3:00-6:00 - Community Vending/Tabling

Inside the Museum
3:30-4:30 - Student Icons: Youth Sewing (session 1)

3:00-4:00 - Creative Action: Juneteenth Storytime

3:00-5:00 - Joyous Tutoring: Youth Reading Assessment

4:00-5:30 - GABPW Workshop: "Lights, Camera, Action!" -Teaching leaders how to stay ahead of the competition by creating educational videos

5:00-6:00 - Student Icons: Youth Sewing (sesssion 2)

Freedom Plaza/Lawn
3:00-7:30 - Chill & Grill: Sponsored by Mickelthwait’s, Meyers Sausage, Distant Relatives, Franklins, Whole Foods, and cooked up by a Grill Master

3:00-6:00 - Raffle Prizes, face painting, balloon twisting, and more!

3:00-6:00 - Water Programs: Kiddie pools, water guns/balloons and more!

3:00-6:00 - Rich's Gallery Art Market: Vendors/Live Painting/Interactive Activities

Main Stage
3:00-3:10 - Welcome Announcements

3:00-6:00 - Lady Joy Hosts

3:00-6:00 - KAZI Untapped DJ Set and Announcements

5:30-6:00 - Austin Samba Performance

6:00-9:00 - SaulPaul Hosts

6:00-7:30 - DJ Kay Cali DJ in-between sets

6:00-6:10 -  Lift Every Voice and sing with Rochelle Snearl and Deric J. Lewis

6:15-6:30 - Sonya Jevette

6:40-7:10 - Stretch Musik Band

7:30-9:00 - GAP X – The Band!

George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
United States

Christine Pasculado