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Wednesday, June 19th starting at 9:30am

B Street Theatre and Celebration Arts are thrilled to announce that they have partnered together for an incredible Juneteenth event! On Wednesday, June 19th, members of both organizations and the public will gather at Celebration Arts (2727 B Street, Sacramento) and then begin an Art Walk led by the New Orleans-style Element Brass Band to The Sofia, Home of B Street Theatre (2700 Capitol Ave, Sacramento). After a short break at The Sofia, the group will continue their walk to join the Sacramento Juneteenth event at the California State Capitol. B Street and Celebration Arts hope this will be the inaugural journey of a new annual tradition and all are welcome to join this free event!

Celebration Arts, B Street Theatre, Bigger Than Us Arts, the Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre, and all other participants welcome anyone and everyone to join in this exciting Juneteenth Art Walk! As arts organizations, our goal is to celebrate this milestone by spotlighting the many talented BIPOC artists and performers in the Sacramento community. Admission is free and revelers are invited to join the parade either at Celebration Arts’ starting point or at the first stop at The Sofia, Home of B Street Theatre.


WHEN: June 19th @ 9:30AM
WHERE: Celebration Arts (2727 B Street, Sacramento)
WHAT: Starting at 9:30AM on June 19th, the revelers will gather at Celebration Arts for coffee and pastries and the organization will lead an opening ceremony. Accompanied by West African drummers, Celebration Board Member Halifu Osumare, PhD will perform a libation ceremony to call upon and pay homage to African ancestors and ask for their blessings for the day’s festivities. Celebration Arts will then perform a short scene from their current production: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks. At 10:15AM, all those gathered will follow the second line parade (led by Bigger Than Us Arts and Benwar Shepard’s Element Brass Band) south on 28th Street to The Sofia.
Opening Libation/Remarks: Dr. Halifu Osamare
Solo Dance Presentation: Brianna James
Theatrical Reading: The cast of SUCCULENT
Dance Presentation: Vibe Tribe
Music: Kelvin Truitt
Theatrical Presentation: The cast of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG

WHEN: June 19th @ 10:30AM
WHERE: The Sofia, Home of B Street Theatre (2700 Capitol Ave)
WHAT: Upon arriving at The Sofia, the group will be met by more West African drummers in the courtyard and dance performances in the upstairs Galleries and on the Nancy and Hank Fisher Roof Deck Patio from local choreographer Lorelei Bayne and the Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre (SCDT). The celebrants will pause here for a quick break, snacks and beverages, and some final remarks before setting out again at 11AM. The second line parade will lead the group to their final stop at the Sacramento Juneteenth celebration at the Capitol.
West African Drums: BTU Arts
Dance Performances: Lorelei Bayne & SCDT
A Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation: B Street Company Member Rob Karma Robinson

We will be providing limited shuttle van service with volunteer drivers. Pickup will be in regular intervals from 12PM-2PM at the Rose Garden, for drop-off back at Celebration Arts.