14TH ANNUAL JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AT WAKE FOREST INNOVATION QUARTER
WINSTON-SALEM – Enjoy the rich, cultural traditions of African Americans at the 14th Annual Juneteenth Festival on Sat., June 16, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, utilizing Biotech Place and Bailey Park located at 575 N. Patterson Avenue. The Juneteenth Festival, a national celebration of freedom, is set in the once thriving and bustling African American business community. The festival includes:
· Music and dance performances, including Jazz, Gospel, Blues, R&B and African dance — Featuring Big Ron Hunter, Tony Dove the Headlyners, Keith Byrd, Galvin Crisp, Diana Tuffin, The Big 4 Gospel Choir, Otesha Creative Arts Ensemble and more.
· Health fair displays, the WSSU Mobile Health Unit, and an open session African American Health Care Access sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
· Food Lion Farm Fresh Stand with tastings of fresh fruits and vegetables.
· Interactive heritage displays, exhibitors, artists and craftsmen, book signings, and community agencies with educational information about a wide range of available resources to enhance and improve our quality of life.
· Food Trucks and Marketplace vendors with ethnic merchandise and jewelry.
· Youth – Spoken Word workshop with LB the Poet, performance by Head Chase The Band, the BOSS Drummers and Mo’etts and Greater Vision Dance Company.
· Interactive Youth area with face painting, dance workshops, crafts and music.
Food Lion, Inc. and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are the presenting sponsors and Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is a co-sponsors. Additional sponsors are Wells Fargo, Kilpatrick Stockton, Novant Health, City of Winston-Salem and Duke Energy. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and umbrellas and a donation for Winston-Salem’s future African American Heritage Center.
The event is free and open to the public. Inside exhibits and performances at Biotech Place end at 4 pm. Outside exhibits and performances at Bailey Park will end at 7 pm. Free Parking in the Church/4th Street Parking deck.
A schedule of activities is posted on the website. For more information, visit www.triadculture.org, or call 336-757-8556.