Come Celebrate Juneteenth at WMNF!
Sunday Jun 23 12:00PM
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Join us for WMNF's 5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration!
The station will be open from 8 am to 9 pm on Sunday. We will be offering tours of the station, potluck food to share between 1-6pm, and live performances in the Live Music Studio
(scheduled to perform):
Ricky Collins â€“ Hip Hop 1:30 PM
Brilliant - Gospel/Hip-Hop 2:00 PM
Talk To Mark â€“ Indie Rock/Soul 2:30 PM
Nostalgia Amarilla - Traditional Latin 3:00 PM
Dynasty â€“ Hip-Hop 4:30 PM
- Three â€“ Gospel 5:00 PM
Adepeju Dawodu â€“ African Pop 5:30 PM
â€œJuneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future.â€
-Excerpt from JUNETEENTH.COM
In keeping with the growing worldwide celebration of Juneteenth, WMNF is, in its fifth year, embarking on enhancing its regular broadcasts to provide a full day of African American-based programming joining its regular hosts with African-American guest hosts on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 6:00 AM until 11:00 PM in order to give the community the opportunity to listen and to participate with their friends and family conveniently.
Produced by the combined efforts of organizers Scott Elliott, the WMNF Diversity Committee, WMNF staff and countless WMNF volunteers, listeners, supporters and local talent, this yearâ€™s activities continues to make this event go beyond all expectations.
WMNF listeners are invited to tune in to the inventive, eclectic as well as informative music and public affairs programming from some of Tampa Bayâ€™s best broadcast talent. The community is also welcome come down to our open house/potluck meal at the station, encouraged to participate in the Juneteenth potluck by bringing a dish from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM and join in the festivities that day, which will include a â€˜block partyâ€™ with live music provided during this time as well as special guest speakers throughout the day.
This 5th Annual WMNF Juneteenth Celebration promises to be an important contribution to diversity with the goal of empowering and enriching the community as a whole. Keep in mind that this event is inclusive and open to all persuasions of our community.
For more information contact us:
1210 E. ML King Blvd. Tampa, FL 33603
Tickets not needed. Come join the fun!