Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 19 at 1 PM – 8 PM
MTFD is co-sponsoring the Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Cherokee Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The Commemoration Program takes place from 1- 8pm, but anyone who wishes to spend the day is invited to come early and stake a claim on where to place your blanket and/or lawn chairs.
There is no admission and it is family friendly. There will be over 30 vendors, including food trucks and other booths of interest.
The program includes Gospel Music and Praise Dancers from 1 – 5pm. There are live performances by Stand Up comedians, R & B, Jazz, and Country musicians with a special appearance by Camo Brian!
Morristown’s own Brandon Moore is the Keynote Speaker.
There is a Kids Corner with games and face painting, Raffles and Giveaways.
Sponsors are Morristown’s Task Force on Diversity, Walmart, Morristown Parks and Recreation Department.
September 11, 2020 to September 13, 2020
Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, 2020
PRESENTED BY BIG EARS FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY, OCT 9 • 7PM • FREE EVENT
“A United Nations of Music… world music in its truest sense.”
– The New York Times
Big Ears Festival is partnering with OneBeat, a meeting of 25 incredible musicians hailing from 17 countries around the globe, to close out their month-long residency and tour with a series of workshops, discussions and public performances in Knoxville, culminating in a concert extravaganza at the Bijou Theater at 7pm on Wednesday, October 9, open to the public free-of-charge.
This one-of-a-kind performance features organic mashups of traditional songs from Mongolia, edgy synthesizer sounds from China, intoxicating bass lines from Madagascar, old-time banjo playing and MCing from North Carolina, and Afro-Colombian grooves, all in a celebration of how music invigorates our local and global communities.
While in Knoxville, OneBeat will present a panel discussion on global artist communities in collaboration with the multigenerational theatre ensemble Carpetbag Theatre, host workshops with The Joy of Music School, The Change Center, and Pellissippi Community College, perform on WDVX’s Blue Plate special, host an interactive recording studio in Market Square, and conclude with a rousing, high energy concert at Knoxville’s historic downtown Bijou Theater.
Learn more here.
While the event is free and open to the public, capacity is limited and patrons are encouraged to guarantee their admission by donating here. OneBeat is made possible in part by an Arts Build Communities grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.