The City of Cedar Hill and the Best Southwest cities of Duncanville, Desoto and Lancaster are celebrating the 12th annual Juneteenth Arts & Music Festival: “Celebrating Freedom through Diversity” on June 20 at Valley Ridge Park in Cedar Hill.
This free, family event is the largest Juneteenth celebration in the metroplex and honors the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery by bringing together our communities through live music, art and rich historical presentations.
The main stage amphitheater highlights performances by Blue Monarch Line Dancers, OneVoice Community Outreach Choir, Rattletree Marimba from Austin, TX , Memphis Soul of Dallas, and the infamous, nationally known Dazz Band, who’s biggest hit songs include the Grammy Awardwinning “Let It Whip”.
New this year is the Kids On the Hill Creative Arts Zone brought to you by the Zula B. Wylie Library in Cedar Hill. On the kids stage enjoy performances by Oba William King, poetic storyteller from Chicago and Ballet Folklorico Dancers. Kids on the Hill Creative Arts Zone will include arts and crafts, bounce houses, inflatable dodge ball, and more!
Juneteenth in Cedar Hill will feature a variety of local artists and small businesses sharing their custom creations, as well as a classic car show by the Cruisers Car Club. A variety of local cuisine will also be available. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Valley Ridge Park, 2850 Park Ridge Drive in Cedar Hill. Admission is free.
For additional information visit the official Juneteenth Arts & Music Festival website at cedarhillpard.wix.com/Juneteenth or call 972-291-5130