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Arlington Juneteenth Celebration

JOIN THE CELEBRATION

Saturday June 17, 2023 | Location: Levitt Pavillion | Time: 4pm to 10pm

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Brought to you by Service First Initiatives in partnership with Levitt Pavilion and Iota Mu Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

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THANK YOU TO  OUR SPONSORS

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About Juneteenth

Juneteenth, a combination of "June" and "nineteenth," has been a day of celebration in Texas for more than 150 years. The day commemorates June 19, 1865, when news of the federal order ending slavery in the United States reached enslaved people in Galveston, Texas—more than two months after the end of the Civil War and more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in January 1863. The observance of Juneteenth is about the journey and achievement of African Americans – from a horrific period of sanctioned enslavement to the pinnacle of human endeavors.  We, as a collective community, from all walks of life, are a part of this victory. We celebrate freedom.
About

HOST HIGHLIGHT

Service First Initiatives
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Service First Initiatives, Inc. is one of the hosts for the Arlington Juneteenth Celebration. Service First Initiatives, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to bettering the lives of boys through academic enrichment and mentoring, business training and development and promoting physical and mental health and wellness. Alongside these primary objectives, Service First Initiatives, Inc. supports and encourages the boys to engage in meaningful community service projects targeted to promote proactive and responsible leaders and to benefit the communities they call home. Learn more here.

THE EVENT

A Day of Music and Family Entertainment
June 17, 2023
4:00 PM

The Arlington Juneteenth Celebration, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled from 4pm to 10pm Saturday, June 17th at the Levitt Pavilion (100 W. Abram) and will feature a mixture of local artists performing various genres of family oriented music, headlined by R&B/Jazz recording artist Ron Artis II. In addition to the musical performances, local vendors and businesses will be onsite to showcase their business talents, arts and crafts.
 
Come enjoy a family friendly day of live music, dancing, food trucks, vendors and more hosted by the Arlington Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. To make the most of your time at the Juneteenth Celebration at the Levitt Pavilion, be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket for relaxing, snacks and a cooler with beverages, including beer and wine (but no glass containers, please). 

2023 Performance Line Up 

The Event

Opening Acts

DJ Swerve

Thomas DJ Swerve Hervey is a DJ from Lancaster TX and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity incorporated. He has over 15 years of experience and has been blessed enough to open for artists such as Big Sean, Gucci Mane, French Montana, Joyner Lucas,Rico Nasty and more. He has experience including deejaying venues such as football stadiums, schools and universities and is the current DJ for Jose Bodega, Mr Marc D , and J$PH. DJ Swerve takes pride in taking audiences on journeys through the music he plays and never takes events for granted. You can follow him on social media @djswerve972. Swerve On Em

BJxLA - Singer

BJxLA

Singer - National Anthem

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BJxLA is a Nigerian-born, Texas-raised, Dallas-based singer-songwriter, youth pastor and theologian.

BJxLA has been serving in full time ministry for over eight years and currently serves as the Youth Pastor at New Covenant House in Dallas, TX.

Donnetria Eltionea - Poet

Donnetria Eltionea

Poet & Author

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Donnetria Eltionea loves writing and Journaling. Sharing her journey is the most exciting part of her work because she feels it is very therapeutic. "Releasing those inner thoughts are important because it helps the healing process, allowing us to laugh and see humor in everything as we grow.

Texas Sparkle Cheer Team

Texas Sparkle Elite

Cheer Team

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Texas Sparkle Elite is an competitive cheer team located in Grand Prairie TX and servicing the DFW Metroplex!

Main Line Up

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Headliner

New Breed Brass Band

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The Frank Sutton Experience

Jazz Band
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Frank Sutton have been making a name for himself in the Smooth Jazz genre and the Dallas music scene as well as abroad nationally.

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Igimèjí

Jazz Band
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Igimèjí started working together musically in fall of 2016 in Dallas, Texas. In 2017, they moved to Nepal and started giving performances at a local bar named Booze Belly.  They wrote their first single "Magic" while still in the Kathmandu Valley...

Sponsors
Become a Sponsor

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Make a Difference. Be Seen by the Masses

Gold Sponsor $5000+

  • 10 come and go access passes to the Levitt Hospitality Suite

  • 10 Juneteenth Celebration t-shirts with logo on back

  • Two minutes on-stage to showcase your business.

  • Prime 30 second commercial spot-on Pavilion big screen before headline act

  • Company logo on banners throughout the Pavilion

  • Company logo on Juneteenth Celebration Arlington website.

Black Sponsor $1000+

  • 4 come and go access passes to the Levitt Hospitality Suite

  • 4 Juneteenth Celebration t-shirts with logo on back

  • One 30 second commercial spot-on Pavilion big screen

  • Company logo on banners throughout the Pavilion

  • Company logo on Juneteenth Celebration Arlington website.

Green Sponsor $250+

  • 1 Come and go access passes to the Levitt Hospitality Suite

  • Company logo on banners throughout the Pavilion

  • Company logo on Juneteenth Celebration Arlington website.

Silver Sponsor $2500+

  • 5 come and go access passes to the Levitt Hospitality Suite

  • 5 Juneteenth Celebration t-shirts with logo on back

  • (2) 30 second commercial spot-on Pavilion big screen

  • Company logo on banners throughout the Pavilion

  • Company logo on Juneteenth Celebration Arlington website

Red Sponsor $500+

  • 2 Come and go access passes to the Levitt Hospitality Suite

  • 2 Juneteenth Celebration t-shirts

  • Company logo on banners throughout the Pavilion

  • Company logo on Juneteenth Celebration Arlington website.

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Thank you for signing up to be a sponsor.  We will be accessing all applications and updating all communications materials immediately to reflect our sponsors. Please stay connected as we will give you follow up information and requests to ensure you attain all benefits of your sponsorship level.

Service First Initiatives is a 501c3 initiative and all
sponsorship packages are tax deductible
For Sponsorship Inquiries
Contact: Ossie Kendrix
Email:
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Phone: 414.213.3010
The Window is Still Open

ACCEPTING VENDORS

Share Your Passion with Thousands of People

Service First Initiatives and partners welcome vendors from the Greater Arlington area and beyond to showcase their goods and services to all those that attend. Spots are limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis. Cost to be a vendor is $100 early bird (ends May 31st) and $125 for late registration. Please note that power will not be provided by the hosts or the City of Arlington. Vendors will be given a 10 by 10 foot area. Sign up today and secure your spot. Are you a food truck vendor? Scroll further down for a different form.

Vendor Sign Up

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If you are a food truck vendor, please use the form below. Click here to access.

Thank you for signing up to be a vendor.  We look forward to seeing you there. Please keep close to your email as we will be sending out updates.

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FOOD TRUCKS

Sign Ups are Currently Closed

Service First Initiatives and partners welcome food trucks from the Greater Arlington area and beyond to showcase their delicious meals. With thousands of hungry people, we will need plenty of food to satisfy the masses. Cost to be a food truck vendor is $200 early bird and $250 late registration. Spots are limited and power will be made available to you. However at this time, food truck spots are full. If you would like to sign up for the contact list for next year's event, please fill out the form below.

Food Truck Sign Up

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