2019 Tucson Juneteenth Festival
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2019 Tucson Juneteenth Festival

The Tucson Juneteenth Committee in association with the Southwest Soul Circuit presents the 49th annual Juneteenth Celebration, commemorating the abolition of slavery in America! This is a FREE EVENT!

Open to all, the Juneteenth Festival has expanded its footprint and programming to be more inclusive of the community it serves. Headlining this all day event will be Singer and Spoken Word Artist ‘Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.’ The festival boasts three stages filled with music, dance, poetry, history, health and wellness presentations and more. The State of Arizona, Pima County and the City of Tucson will offer proclamations to commemorate the occasion. There will also be a Black history museum curated by Black History 101 Mobile Museum, bringing to Tucson a portion of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the Transatlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. A Military Pavilion, HBCU Pavilion, Visual Arts Pavilion, History Pavilion and others have been assembled for this national celebration which became an Arizona State holiday in 2016.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Opening Ceremonies

12:00 PM - Festival Programming

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Headline Acts

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Theresa tha SONGBIRD

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Tucson Juneteenth Gospel Celebration - Juneteenth Fundraiser
7:30 PM19:30

Tucson Juneteenth Gospel Celebration - Juneteenth Fundraiser

Southwest Soul Circuit presents the 2019 Tucson Juneteenth Gospel Celebration featuring Angela Blair-Jeffries, Kim Washington and Nathan Myers.

Kevin & Tanishia Hamilton will also join the stage along with the Sacred Soul Gospel Choir, Shekinah Weekly and more. A special tribute will be give in honor of Dr. Steven Wilhite and Mother Patricia P Cook.

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.

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5:00 PM17:00

Meet Us in Dallas for Holidays

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Join Kevin & Tanishia of the Southwest Soul Circuit for a soulful evening of live music, food and comedy in Dallas, Tx. Hosted by new comedian, ‘Bam Bam’, the Hamilton Holiday Party will feature Kevin & Tanishia, Shekinah, Shana Hamilton and others.

Purchase tickets at http://buytickets.at/southwestsoulcircuit/220574

The meal includes:

· Chicken Alfredo Penna Pasta
· Meatballs and Penna Pasta
· Garden Salad and choice of 2 dressings
· Beverages (water station and soda)

Wanna PLAY & STAY? Take advantage of the SWSC room rate of only $79 a night! (promotional code: 1221SS)

Radisson in Addison, Tx.

Newly Renovated! 2 Miles from the Galleria MalL
4960 Arapaho Rd
Addison, TX 75001
Phone: (972) 490-1212

24/7 online reservations
Go to: www.radisson.com/addison-hotel-tx-75001/usadntx
Enter Dates:
Click “Search Options”
Promotional Code: 1221SS
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24/7 Central Reservations
Dial 972-490-1212
Ask for $79.00 group rate under Southwest Soul Circuit block
Promotional Code: 1221SS

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1:30 AM01:30

Neamen Lyles & Friends in Sedona with Kevin Hamilton on Keys

Kevin will be joining Neamen Lyles on keys at the Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery in Sedona, AZ

Sedona Jazz in the Country is excited to announce ~ NEAMEN LYLES & FRIENDS.

Celebrating the release of Neamen’s recent June 2018 album, “Moment of Truth” ~

If you love heart, life and soul infused, R&B influenced, hot & cool, contemporary smooth jazz – you will love the music of talented, passionate saxophone national recording artist Neamen Lyles,

Please join us in welcoming multi-talented, hot & cool, smooth jazz saxophone national recording artist – Neamen [prounounced: Nee-Aymen] Lyles, legendary bassist Mel Brown, the artistry of an award winning keyboard player, a lead guitarist, gifted drummer, and the rising dynamic voice of Eric Loveres.

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1:00 PM13:00

Tucson Meet Yourself - Kevin and Tanishia LIVE on the Church Stage

On October 12-14, 2018, the 45th annual Tucson Meet Yourself folklife festival will transform downtown Tucson with food, folk arts, and live performances. Food vendors will share culinary culture from over 30 countries and regions. Performing artists will bring live music and dance to street stages

Join us at 4pm on the Church stage!

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7:00 AM07:00

48th Annual Juneteenth Celebration - 2018

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Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order.

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4:00 PM16:00

2018 SW Soul Circuit Spring Concert

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Southwest Soul Circuit (SWSC) keeps it’s new year of concerts going with the 2018 Spring Concert.

This show is scheduled for April 20, 2018 at Pima Community College Center for the Arts starting at 7PM. This year, SWSC is bringing back Theresa Tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. as the featured artist along with Kevin & Tanishia Hamilton. This 90 minute show will also feature Desert Soul Street Band and performances from experienced singers and musicians of Studio-Kevin Hamilton, a private music school based in Tucson, Arizona. This is a ticketed event, with sponsorship provided by MEB Management Services and Ken’s Hardwood BBQ. There will be artwork available in the lobby by Jared Clark, with 15% of the proceeds going towards funding for local youth to participate in Garden Youth Development Project programming.


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Shekinah Live! Soul en Blanc
3:00 PM15:00

Shekinah Live! Soul en Blanc

Shekinah launches her career with an intimate live concert, debuting her first music single, 'The Wave'. This concert will be recorded for live television and will take place on March 24, 2018 starting at 6PM with a reception at Garden Level Studios located at 4580 E. Grant Road. This general admission event is called "Soul en Blanc", with all attendees required to wear all white. Tickets to this event are $25 and include a 90 minute concert, hors d'oeuvres, confections and a sunset toast. This show will have opening acts; including Kevin & Tanishia Hamilton.

6:00 PM - Pre-Show Reception

6:38 PM - Sunset Toast

7:00 PM - Show


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Earl Lucas Reception - SW Soul Circuit Presents...
2:30 PM14:30

Earl Lucas Reception - SW Soul Circuit Presents...

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Earl Lucas is the Chief Exterior Designer at Lincoln Motor Company and is responsible for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator which won the Detroit Auto Show's 2018 Truck of Year. In this reception, Lucas will share his story of how he uses sketch art in corporate design. Lucas, a Texas native who graduated from the College for Creative Studies with a degree in industrial design, has worked on the 2000 Lincoln Navigator, the 2007 Lincoln MKX, the 2013 Lincoln MKS, the Lincoln Navigator Concept and the 2018 Lincoln Navigator that will debut in 2017. Earl Lucas is no stranger to luxury: He once designed aircraft interiors for the Sultan of Brunei that dazzled with strategically placed silver and gold.

There will be refreshments provided.

This is a free event in Tucson Arizona at Garden Level Studios. You must reserve your seat or you will not be allowed to participate. For a free ticket, visit: http://buytickets.at/southwestsoulcircuit/150476

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Summer Academic Foundation for Enrichment (S.A.F.E.) Program

The Southern AZ Black College Community Support Group is offering it's SAFE Program for grades 3 through 12. Classes will take place at Pima Community College Wst Campus from May 27 to July 1 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturdays.  Lunch will be served.

For more information contact Marie Cephers at 520-869-5885.

Garden Youth Development Project, Inc will participate in the program as instructors for the music segment. Looking forward to a fun summer.

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4:00 PM16:00

A Night With 'Q' Smith and Friends

So excited and honored to have been invited to sing at this incredible event!


soul sister, the exquisite Quiana Smith played Nina Simone in one of the incarnations of Soul Doctor.  NY Friends, please reserve your seats now.   This event should not be missed!!!

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4:00 PM16:00

Southwest Soul Circuit 2017 Spring Concert

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It's a celebration you don't want to miss.  

Join us for a musical celebration of Southwest Soul Circuit and the Garden Youth Development Project featuring Ada Redd Austin in concert.

The incomparable soul and jazz singer, Ada Redd Austin, is joined by Tanishia Hamilton, aka Tanesha, Kevin Hamilton, the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Choir, SWSC's Sacred Soul Choir, Desert Soul Street Band, the youth of Garden Youth Development Project and the kids from Nosotros Academy.

Also, enjoy a "Homecoming" performance by Belinda Esquer Music. Belinda started lessons with Studio-Kevin Hamilton several years ago and is now a staple in the Tucson music scene. It's a Spring Showcase you don't want to miss.

Ticekts start at $12. VIP BOX SEAT tickets are $22 and include lite hors d'oeuvre and non-alcoholic beverages.

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5:00 PM17:00

Southwest Soul Circuit Presents: Tanesha LIVE!

Please come out and join the fun.

Southwest Soul Circuit Presents: Tanesha Live!

In Southwest Soul Circuit's first production of the year, Tanesha, aka Tanishia Hamilton and 'The Chocolate Diamond', will bring her 'Angelic Soul' music to the Rialto Theatre's newest venue, 191 Toole along with Kevin Hamilton and the Desert Soul Marching Band. Tanesha will cover Contemporary Hip Hop/Soul Classics and music from her new EP, 'Chocolate Diamond'. This 'Sweet Soul Singer' has performed on prominent stages nation wide and has shared the stage with recording artists from Ginuwine to Lyle Lovett, Kermit Ruffins and Roberta Flack.

Joining 'The Chocolate Diamond' is Kevin Hamilton, along with the Desert Soul Marching Band. 'Kev Soulman' is a verteran recording artist and an accoplished producer of festivals, concerts, television and studio records. This 'Eclectic Soul Singer' and keyboardist will bring a mix of Contemporary Soul music, along with music from his two albums. Kevin puts you in a mind of a Neo-Soul Donny Hathaway.

Establish in 2014, Desert Soul Marching Band is a community Funk/Soul street band formed in Tucson, Arizona. Under the direction of Kevin Hamilton, Desert Soul debuted at The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona as the opening act for Itchy-O Marching Band and as featured performers at the Fox Tucson Theatre. Also, Desrt Soul opened for The Roots during the @Verizon Superbowl Central Blockparty during AZ Super Bowl XLIX. To learn how you can join Desert Soul, visit www.SWSoulCircuit.com and click on the 'Desert Soul' tab in the navigation bar.

Doors open at 7PM. Concert at 8PM. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available online at: http://www.191toole.com/event/1418983-southwest-soul-circuit-tucson/

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6:00 AM06:00

African American Heritage Day

African American Youth Heritage Day
Is Our Annual Legacy Event!

During Black History Month, SABCCSG hosts this Youth Event in collaboration with

TUSD African American Student Services Department (AASSD).

Each year, we serve approximately 400 students

Southwest Soul Circuit participates by providing support in entertainment coordination, performances, and emceeing.

February 10, 2017

8:00AM - 2:30PM (Approximate times)


The Donna Liggins Community Center

2160 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

For More Information visit: http://sabccsg.org/programs/african-american-youth-heritage-day/



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9:00 AM09:00

Panel Discussion with Jack & Jill of America, Inc Tucson Chapter

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Tucson Chapter is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 – 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

Jack and Jill is hosting its "Area Work Day". Along with various other activities, they are hosting a panel discussion for the teens with local African American Professionals and Business Owners.

Tanesha has been invited to participate in the panel discussion. 

For more information contact Regina Hart at regina@reginahart.com

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