It looks like a new Juneteenth tradition is brewing in Springdale.
Local organization Music Moves this week announced this year’s celebration set for June 17 in Shiloh Square in Springdale will include music by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Ohio Players, Yung Joc, Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers, and Funk Factory.
In addition to the music, there will be a fashion show by Project Runway star Korto Momolu, giveaways, food trucks, a Black Owned Business Fair, a wellness fair, games and family activities, and more.
The event, created through a partnership by Music Moves, INTERFORM, NWA CCP, and The University of Arkansas, is free to attend and open to the public.
Juneteenth, also known as the “African American Emancipation Day,” originated in Galveston, Texas in 1865, and is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. The day was recognized as a federal holiday when president Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into two years ago.
More details about the festival will be announced as it gets a bit closer.
For a bit more info, visit musicmovesar.com.