Juneteenth Press Release

Fort Worth, TX...Jim Austin Online is jazzed to announce the launch of the smoothest music festival of the Summer! The Juneteenth Live Streaming Music Festival and Celebrations will take place Thursday – Saturday, June 18-20, 2020!

The celebration kicks off Thursday, June 18th at 7 PM with the Juneteenth Pop Up Virtual Film Screening. Sponsored by Jim Austin Online and the Denton Black Film Festival, film lovers will be able to enjoy a series of short films followed by filmmaker discussions on their work and upcoming projects. The pop-up virtual film festival is free of charge. For more information, visit Eventbrite.com

On Friday, the two-day Juneteenth Live Streaming Music Festival kicks off at 6 PM (CST) with a stellar line-up of Zydeco and Blues with FAT DADDY headlining the extravaganza! Also performing are HOLLAND K SMITH, SHERAN KEYTON, SHERNA ARMSTRONG and KENYA C! “We are excited to present an incredible weekend of Zydeco, Blues and Jazz for music lovers not only in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but around the world,” says promoter Jim Austin. “We want to make sure that we adhere to all of the safety guidelines and do our part to continue to flatten the curve in the spread of the Coronavirus; so, we will have limited venue seating. Anyone who is not able to come and enjoy the festival live can tune in and join the party with us on Facebook!” The festival continues Saturday with an all Jazz line-up beginning at 4 PM (CST) with LINNY NANCE & THE TRIO, ROB HOLBERT, JOSEPH VINCELLI, TAYLOR PACE, FACES THE BAND and headliners FINGERPRINTS featuring MARION MEADOWS. The concert will broadcast from the Warehouse located at 1125 E. Berry Street in Fort Worth, Texas, 76110. Limited VIP venue seating will be available in accordance with ALL COVID-19 social gathering and distancing protocols. VIP venue tickets are $45, and streaming tickets are $10. All tickets are available online at Eventbrite.com. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call 817-923-9305.

Also, on Saturday, June 20th beginning at 7:30 PM (CST), watch the critically acclaimed stage play JUNETEENTH, written and produced by Former NFL All-Star Defensive End of the Dallas Cowboys GREG ELLIS! The play tells the story of how love, faith and prayer between two enslaved Texans, Tippy and Henry, sustained them through slavery during the additional two and a half years the institution was still in effect in Texas. “This play is a real eye-opener,” says Ellis. “It will keep viewers on the edge of their seats as the history of Juneteenth is revealed.” The production also provides insight on how slavery continues to have an impact on modern-day society. Juneteenth is part of Ellis’ quest to establish the day as a nationally recognized holiday. “We are excited to partner with Greg on the telling of this critical story and intricate part of the history of this country,” says Austin. “We fully support and join in his efforts to make June 19th a nationally recognized day of reflection for all Americans.” Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.JuneteenthThePlay.com.

Round out the weekend on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21st, with the City Men Cook 2020 Virtual Tribute to George Floyd and All Men Mentors. Community mentors, dads and civic leaders will gather for a day of food, fun and mentorship at Gilley’s in Dallas for the 21st annual culinary soiree. The event opens with a welcome from Texas native and celebrity host, Kiki “Showtime at the Apollo” Shepard and celebrity guest, award winning actress Ptosha Storey. Celebrity tasters include actor Rockmond Dunbar (9-1-1), Dallas County District Attorney John Cruezot and actress Irma P. Hall (Soul Food). The show will be broadcast live on the City Men YouTube channel and Zoom. For more information or to become a sponsor, visit www.citymencook.com or call Terry Allen at 469-524-8818

Don’t miss this incredible weekend of music, mentorship, theatre and film! Jim Austin Online is working in partnership with the United Way of Tarrant County to help raise money for COVID-19 Relief. The concert will also benefit The Artists Outreach and the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum. Jim Austin Online offers a calendar of networking opportunities to help you make new connections and grow your business.  As an influencer and online media channel, Jim Austin Online.com promotes entertainment and cultural events in the DFW Metroplex area.

The Juneteenth Live Streaming Music Festival is sponsored in part by DFW Metroplex Jazz, The Warehouse on Berry, Austin Company Commercial Real Estate, CSI Renovations & Roofing, United Carpet Cleaning, Stockyards Podcast Studios, Visit Fort Worth, Radisson Hotel Fossil Creek, Denton Black Film Festival, 1016 Media, Tarrant County College District, NBC DFW Channel 5, Southern Dallas Business & Living Magazine, Mrs. Renfro's, What's Up Fort Worth and Fort Worth Weekly.