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 Juneteenth Revisited
In a column title "Juneteenth Revisited: Two arts organizations attempt a new spin on an old event" (June 12, 2008), Houston Press writer John Nova Lomax explores the past of Houston's Juneteenth Blues Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre and looks to the future of the diverse musical lineup of A Gulf Coast Juneteenth.

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 When and Where
June 19, 2008, 7:00pm

Miller Outdoor Theatre
100 Concert Drive
Hermann Park
Houston, Texas 77030
(South of the Houston Museum of Natural Science)

Driving Directions to Miller Outdoor Theatre

Free and open to the public. Miller Outdoor Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

 For More Information
Phone: 713-521-3686
General Info: 281-373-3386 (Miller Outdoor Theatre)
Email: info@houstonculture.org

Metro Rail Service: www.ridemetro.org

Miller Outdoor Theatre is located in Houston's Hermann Park. Plan your visit. Driving Directions  What to Pack

Smithsonian Magazine, in its May 2008 issue, recommends Houston's Juneteenth celebration as the Number 3 "Hotspot" in the nation in "Destination America."

Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom and commemoration of the abolition of slavery. It has been honored since 1865. LEARN MORE

Emancipation Park was established in Houston's Third Ward as a site for freed slaves and their descendents to celebrate Juneteenth. LEARN MORE

Frederick Douglass
has been called "the father of the Civil Rights movement in the United States."

The Emancipation Proclamation was effective by authority of President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. LEARN MORE

Juneteenth Revisited
Houston Press columnist John Nova Lomax recounts the history of the Juneteenth Blues Festival.


ReBirth Brass Band

Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie

Sherman Robertson and Trudy Lynn

With Special Juneteenth Compositions Presented by

Tamara Williams
Tony Henry
Corey Ledet

High Res Photos are available for media use. CLICK HERE

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Help spread the word about Juneteenth in Houston.

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 Sponsors and Producers
A Gulf Coast Juneteenth is produced by Houston Institute for Culture and Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston, with support from the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Partners include the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Community Artists' Collective, the Houston Blues Society, Project Row Houses, and Talking Back Living History.

Special thanks to media sponsors KPFT Pacifica Radio, KTRU Rice University Radio and KTSU The Choice.

Additional thanks to Gini Reed, Doris Huang and Harriet Yim.

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