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43rd Annual Juneteenth In The Streets Festival | AACSA
June 15, 2024 12:00 PM
June 15, 2024 7:00 PM
America/Los_Angeles
Downtown San Jose SoFA District
South 1st Street, San Jose, California 95113
Santa Clara County
African American Community Service Agency presents the 43rd Annual Juneteenth in the Streets Festival: Battle of the Bands. June 15th, 2024. www.bayareajuneteenth.org
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2023 Juneteenth Homecoming

42nd Juneteenth homecoming

With Headliner

K. Michelle

Since her aptly titled debut album, Rebellious Soul, K. Michelle has consistently offered her fansher pain, her desires, her challenges, and her love without a filter …and she’s ok with that. Foralmost a decade K. Michelle has been a vocalist whose imprint and contribution to R&B is inalignment with not only her influences but singers whose artistry has the ability to connect to thelistener’s soul. K. Michelle’s body of work is a testament to her experiences over time and asonic journal that has chronicled her growth. Past aside, she is presently poised to speak herlatest truth on her self proclaimed last R&B project, I’m the Problem.

and Gospel Headliner

Lena Byrd Miles

Lena Byrd-Miles, Billboard #1 My Block Inc. artist, the darling of the Oakland Bay Area has been singing since the ripe ole age of 4. Coming from a musical family, she launched her singing career at her Grandfather's Church where she faithfully lent her gift.
More than an artist, Lena is a wife, daughter, sister, and friend with a unique ability to connect with people.  Her innate comedic prowess and infectious laugh draws you in, but her compassion for mankind will cause you to appreciate her heart.

The 41st Juneteenth in the Streets Recap

Presented by African American Community Service Agency

Celebrating 159 Years of Freedom

Taking the Festival and Freedom to the Streets

This is the African American Community Service Agency's 43rd year producing the Juneteenth in the Street Festival in San Jose. For over 42 years, the Juneteenth Festival in San Jose/Silicon Valley has averaged over 6,000 attendees. Entertainment has ranged from artists like Anthony Hamilton, Case, Faith Evans, Ledisi, Jon B., Reuben Studdard, and Brandy to groups like the Drifters with a wide range of local artists from Rap/Hip Hop to R&B, Gospel, and Jazz. Our wide variety of food, artwork, retailers, community services and local businesses have been a major draw for event attendees.  The Festival celebrates African American heritage and is an opportunity to educate the community on topics ranging from health to educational and financial literacy. This year, as the community is re-emerging after a long year of struggle, celebrating our resilience together will be especially meaningful.

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Previous Headliners

Our 2024 Sponsors

Schedule

List of events for the week of Juneteenth!
Click on a Calendar link to quickly add each event to your calendar! You will still need to RSVP via Eventbrite and Zoom to actually attend!

Tue

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Jun 13

Juneteenth Flag Raising & City of San Jose Commendation

The City of San Jose will once again raise the Juneteenth Flag at City Hall.

Wed

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Jun 14

Wellness & Restoration

A healing event for Wellness & Restoration with Yoga by Armani.

Thu

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Jun 15

Sankofa Open Mic Night

Come on out to our local black-owned lounge and bar, Enso's, to rock the Mic, express yourself, recharge and reconnect with Live DJ and Guest Emcee Prentice Powell.

6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Sankofa Open Mic Night
Come on out to a local black-owned lounge and bar, ENSO, to rock the Mic, express yourself, and recharge and reconnect with DJ Quam and Guest Host, Prentice Powell.
America, US CA
June 16, 2022 6:00 PM
June 16, 2022 9:00 PM
97 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

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Volunteer
DJ Quam, Prentice Powell

Fri

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Jun 16

Education Before the Celebration

This day will continue the Festival’s tradition of an evening of speakers with inspirational and educational messaging the night before the big event, with Amanda Seals (Insecure) and Elaine Brown (Black Panthers) at the Guildhouse.

6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Education Before the Celebration: A Fireside Chat
Cross-Generational discussion with Black Revolutionary minds. Connecting the Past with the Present.
America, US CA
June 17, 2022 6:00 PM
June 17, 2022 9:00 PM
520 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Volunteer
Amanda Seales, Elisha Greenwell, Elaine Brown, Carol R. Dixon

Sat,

Jun 18th

Juneteenth In The Streets Festival

Taking the Festival and Freedom to the Streets, a Homecoming!

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Emcee Kym Whitley

Grand Opening (2:00 pm)

Gospel Headliner Lena Byrd Miles (3:00 pm)

Headliner K. Michelle (6:00 pm)

Location: SoFA District, Downtown San Jose (S. First St between San Carlos St & Williams St)

12:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Juneteenth 2023
The 45th Annual Juneteenth in the Park Festival for 2023! We are excited to host our 42nd Annual Juneteenth in the Park Festival for our community where we celebrate our legacy, our resilience, and our freedom through community, music, dancing, food, education, and so much more. This year’s theme is Juneteenth Homecoming: Our Culture, Our Freedom, Our Future. For the first time in our festival’s history we will celebrate Juneteenth with the FAMU Marching 100!
America, US CA
June 17, 2023 12:00 PM
June 17, 2023 9:00 PM
www.bayareajuneteenth.org

Juneteenth 2023

The SoFa District

We are excited to host our 42nd Annual Juneteenth in the Park Festival for our community where we celebrate our legacy, our resilience, and our freedom through community, music, dancing, food, education, and so much more.

This year’s theme is Juneteenth Homecoming: Our Culture, Our Freedom, Our Future.

For the first time in our festival’s history we will celebrate Juneteenth with
the FAMU Marching 100!

RegisterVolunteer
Glenna Anderson
DSW, LCSW Mental Health Therapist, Speaker, Author
Armani Donahue
Certified Yoga Instructor
Eva Marcille
Actress, Fashion Model
Le'Andria Johnson
American Gospel Musician & Singer Songwriter
Tahir Moore
Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Host
DJ Quam
DJ
Morgan DeBaun
Founder & CEO
DJ DSharp
DJ
Prentice Powell
Poet & Host
Janine Rubenstein
Entertainment Journalist & TV Personality
Marcus Washington
NBC Bay Area, Anchor
Azeez Al-Shaair
#51, Outside Linebacker
Shawneequa Badger
Owner
Tressa Williams
Owner/Agent
Ro Khanna
115th Congress
Malia Cohen
Board of Equalization
Shirley Weber
Secretary of State
Mandela Barnes
Lt. Governor
Lateefa Simon Bart
Tamara Rasberry
Assistant Deputy Secretary of State
Lena Byrd Miles
Singer/Songwriter
Lorianna Gardere
Grand Opening, "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
Chris Horton
Initiative Director
Ledisi
Grammy Awarded Vocalist
Regina Wallace-Jones
Former Mayor East Palo Alto
Beija Gonzalez
Board Trustee, Oak Grove School District
Joshua Harris
Baltimore
Aileen Casanave
VP Head of Legal at SingleStore, Inc.
Adante Pointer
Partner and Trial Attorney at Lawyers for The People
Troy Benson
Prosecuter Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
David Epps
Alternate Public Defender at Santa Clara County
Carlos Rosario
Product Counsel Wing (President of SCC Black Lawyers Association)
Deborah Moss-West
Executive Director, Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center
Shivaun Nurre
Independent Police Auditor of City of San Jose
Adama Iwu
Vice President, Emerging Payment Solutions at Visa
April Wakefield-Spikener
Anthony Hamilton
Faith Evans
Brandy
Chrisette Michele
Jazmine Sullivan
Kenny Lattimore
Luke James
Keke Wyatt
Tweet
Pete Escovedo
Tank
Kelly Price
Tamar Braxton
Kierra Sheard
Dr. Marvin Carr
Stacy Carter
Ms. California Elite 2022
Nicole Taylor
CEO & President
Janice Edwards
President & CEO // Host & Executive Producer
Perry Clark
LMFT #110594
Stevon Lewis
LMFT (Psychotherapist)
Katresa "Kat" Carroll
MA, LPCC | Therapist & Coach
Carol R. Dixon
Chief People Officer, OT // Community Advocate
Milan R. Balinton
Executive Director
Tyler Gordon
Artist
THE C.M.E.
Entrepreneur, Art / Universe Shifter
DJ DCisChillin
Amanda Seales
Comedian/Social Justice Advocate
Elisha Greenwell
CEO // Board Member // Director of Social Impact
Elaine Brown
Author, CEO
K. Michelle
Ahmad Thomas
CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Christine Keener
Director of Government and Community Affairs in Northern California at Verizon
Kym Whitley
Emmy Nominated, Actress, Comedian Fisk Alumnue
Nate Bennett
Senior Vice President Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer(CDEIO)
Opal Lee
Marc Lamont Hill
Host
Marsha Ambrosius
Glenna Anderson
DSW, LCSW Mental Health Therapist, Speaker, Author
Armani Donahue
Certified Yoga Instructor
Eva Marcille
Actress, Fashion Model
Le'Andria Johnson
American Gospel Musician & Singer Songwriter
Tahir Moore
Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Host
DJ Quam
DJ
Morgan DeBaun
Founder & CEO
DJ DSharp
DJ
Prentice Powell
Poet & Host
Janine Rubenstein
Entertainment Journalist & TV Personality
Marcus Washington
NBC Bay Area, Anchor
Azeez Al-Shaair
#51, Outside Linebacker
Shawneequa Badger
Owner
Tressa Williams
Owner/Agent
Ro Khanna
115th Congress
Malia Cohen
Board of Equalization
Shirley Weber
Secretary of State
Mandela Barnes
Lt. Governor
Lateefa Simon Bart
Tamara Rasberry
Assistant Deputy Secretary of State
Lena Byrd Miles
Singer/Songwriter
Lorianna Gardere
Grand Opening, "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
Chris Horton
Initiative Director
Ledisi
Grammy Awarded Vocalist
Regina Wallace-Jones
Former Mayor East Palo Alto
Beija Gonzalez
Board Trustee, Oak Grove School District
Joshua Harris
Baltimore
Aileen Casanave
VP Head of Legal at SingleStore, Inc.
Adante Pointer
Partner and Trial Attorney at Lawyers for The People
Troy Benson
Prosecuter Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
David Epps
Alternate Public Defender at Santa Clara County
Carlos Rosario
Product Counsel Wing (President of SCC Black Lawyers Association)
Deborah Moss-West
Executive Director, Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center
Shivaun Nurre
Independent Police Auditor of City of San Jose
Adama Iwu
Vice President, Emerging Payment Solutions at Visa
April Wakefield-Spikener
Anthony Hamilton
Faith Evans
Brandy
Chrisette Michele
Jazmine Sullivan
Kenny Lattimore
Luke James
Keke Wyatt
Tweet
Pete Escovedo
Tank
Kelly Price
Tamar Braxton
Kierra Sheard
Dr. Marvin Carr
Stacy Carter
Ms. California Elite 2022
Nicole Taylor
CEO & President
Janice Edwards
President & CEO // Host & Executive Producer
Perry Clark
LMFT #110594
Stevon Lewis
LMFT (Psychotherapist)
Katresa "Kat" Carroll
MA, LPCC | Therapist & Coach
Carol R. Dixon
Chief People Officer, OT // Community Advocate
Milan R. Balinton
Executive Director
Tyler Gordon
Artist
THE C.M.E.
Entrepreneur, Art / Universe Shifter
DJ DCisChillin
Amanda Seales
Comedian/Social Justice Advocate
Elisha Greenwell
CEO // Board Member // Director of Social Impact
Elaine Brown
Author, CEO
K. Michelle
Ahmad Thomas
CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Christine Keener
Director of Government and Community Affairs in Northern California at Verizon
Kym Whitley
Emmy Nominated, Actress, Comedian Fisk Alumnue
Nate Bennett
Senior Vice President Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer(CDEIO)
Opal Lee
Marc Lamont Hill
Host
Marsha Ambrosius

Objectives

The festival seeks to do the following:

  • Demonstrate the strength of a united African American community.
  • Support and display the creativity of African American artists, entertainers, and entrepreneurs.
  • Educate the African American community and the community at large about the significant contributions made by African Americans in this county and country.
  • Promote African American culture through food and the arts.
  • Seek to provide Free COVID-19 Testing, Information, and Vaccine Access to anyone who enters the park.
  • Celebrate the 42nd Anniversary of the Juneteenth Celebration, and the milestone of becoming the first county to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday

Lodging & Hotel Special

Lodging accommodations for the 42nd Juneteenth in the Streets Festival have yet to be announced! Please check back soon!

Book with Signia by Hilton at a Special Rate

Get Involved

Sponsors

Sponsor Options:

  • Presenting $20,000+

  • Bronze $5,000+

  • Gold $15,000+

  • Freedom $2,500+

  • Silver $10,000+

  • General $500-$2,499

Become A Sponsor!

Vendors

Vendor Options:

  • Featured - $150

  • Business/Arts & Crafts - $75

  • Food - $125

  • Info & Resource - $50

Vendor Spots are now Full!

Souvenir Journal

Souvenir Booklet Ad Space:

  • Full Page —  $250

  • Eighth Page —  $40

  • Half Page — $125

  • Business Card —  $25

  • Quarter Page — $75

  • Individual Name — $5

Get Souvenir Ad Space!

Performers

Application Details:

We're now accepting performer applications for the 2021 Juneteenth in the Festival.
The deadline for submission is May 31, 2021.

A member of the Entertainment Committee will contact you within 2-4 business days.

Sign-Up to Perform!

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304 N. 6th Street,
San Jose, CA, 95112
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Santa Clara County Fairgrounds - Gate D
2542 Monterey Rd, San Jose, CA 95111

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