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Published on June 10, 2024
Mansfield Prepares for Juneteenth Celebration with Live Music, Dance, and Cultural Tributes at LOT DowntownSource: City of Mansfield, Texas

Mansfield gears to quickly host its Juneteenth Celebration on the 17th of June, with an event that promises live performances, local cuisine, and a time for the community to come together in recognition of a significant moment in the nation's history. Slated to kick off at 4:00 p.m. at the LOT Downtown, a centrally-located open-air venue, the celebration is part of the nationwide festivities commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery in the United States.

According to a recent post by the City of Mansfield, Texas, the event schedule is packed with diverse acts including a DJ set to begin the event, performances by the Mansfield HS JROTC & Color Guard, and compelling anthems. The stage will also shine a light on a range of talents with a 'Celebration in Dance', music by Harmone, and an explosive set from Xplosive Dance Academy. A special 'Tribute to the Divine 9 Step Team' is anticipated to honor historically Black fraternities and sororities.

A mix of humor and solemnity is on the agenda, with Avie Warren set to bring some comedy at 6:10 p.m., followed by a soul-stirring performance by a gospel choir. Wrapping up the entertainment will be the Common Ground Stage Band, known for its rich blend of sounds that promise to keep the crowd engaged. Aside from live shows, organizers emphasize the event’s focus on history and unity, providing a space for reflection and celebration of shared heritage and culture.

An invitation to join the festivities has been extended via the official Facebook event page, which includes a link for friends and community members to get together for the occasion. Those interested are encouraged not only to attend but also to actively participate in the day's events, which are designed to not subtly remember the past but strengthen the bonds of the present in the heart of Mansfield.