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42nd Annual Juneteenth In The Streets Festival | AACSA
June 17, 2023 12:00 PM
June 17, 2023 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 42nd Annual Juneteenth in the Streets Festival. June 17th, 2023. www.bayareajuneteenth.org
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41st Juneteenth in the Streets

With Headliner

Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton makes the difficult task of setting yourself apart from a pack of celebrity sisters seem like a breeze. The youngest of the singingBraxton clan, Tamar was born in 1977 in Severn, Maryland, where she and her siblings got their start in their father's church choir. Though she showed off some of what she could do with her four-octave range on So Many Ways, her first album with The Braxtons in 1996, and Tamar, her 2000 solo debut album, it wasn't until 2013'sLove and War that Braxton became an R&B powerhouse in her own right. A smooth and sultry collection that included collaborations with producers like Diplo and The Underdogs, Braxton's second solo album debuted at No. 2on the Billboard charts and garnered threeGrammy nominations. On later albums such as2015's Calling All Lovers and 2017's Bluebird ofHappiness, Braxton applied her warm and nuanced vocal style to songs with the kind of grown-up take on love and sex heard in "If Don't Have You," a hit that earned anotherGrammy nomination in 2016. The mix of polish and exuberance Braxton displays as a musical performer also comes in handy for her appearances on reality shows like Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Big Brother, as well as the many TV endeavors featuring her family.

The 41st Juneteenth in the Streets Recap

and Gospel Headliner

Kierra Sheard

Kierra Sheard-Kelly is no stranger when it comes to breaking new ground. After all, the young dynamo grew up with two Gospel barrier-breakers as role models: mother Karen Clark Sheard, a member of the legendary group the Clark Sisters, and grandmother / Clark matriarch Dr. Mattie Moss Clark.

Now the GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-winning artist is back with her first project in five years. Released on her family's Karew Entertainment label, Kierra marks the singer / songwriter's first project with RCA Inspiration. Dropping April 17, the highly anticipated album has already spun off the genre-blurring hits "Don't Judge Me" featuring Missy Elliott and "It Keeps Happening".

"It's been a minute," acknowledges an excited Sheard-Kelly, whose last album was 2015's LED. "But it's perfect timing, God's timing. I'm glad that I just sat back and trusted in him because this body of work is a conversation piece that bridges the gap between enerations. I wanted to create a project that didn't have a super churchy sound-but is still filled with inspiration."

Presented by African American Community Service Agency

Celebrating 157 Years of Freedom

Taking the Festival and Freedom to the Streets

This is the African American Community Service Agency's 41st year producing the Juneteenth in the Park Festival in San Jose. For over 40 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 2022 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!

Sun

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Jun 12

Juneteenth Festival Kick-Off Brunch

The Official Juneteenth Kick-Off Brunch at Jackie's Place , Celebrating 41 Years of Honoring and Uplifting Juneteenth. Join us as we strive towards our goal to support local black women-owned businesses as well as to educate and celebrate the history of Juneteenth over a delicious brunch. Featuring guest speakers, performers, vendors, prizes, and a ribbon cutting!

11:00 am
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2:00 pm
Juneteenth Festival Kick-Off Brunch
America, US CA
June 12, 2022 11:00 AM
June 12, 2022 2:00 PM
840 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95112

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Volunteer
Milan R. Balinton, Dr. Marvin Carr, Nicole Taylor, Tyler Gordon

Mon

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Jun 13

Juneteenth Flag Raising

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

5:30 pm
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6:30 pm
Juneteenth Flag Raising
America, US CA
June 13, 2022 5:30 PM
June 13, 2022 6:30 PM
200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

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Volunteer

Tue

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Jun 14

Lift Our Youth Day Juneteenth Special Edition

(Private Affair for AACSA Leadership Academy)

6:00 pm
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9:00 pm
Lift Our Youth Day
Private Event for AACSA Leadership Academy participants.
America, US CA
June 14, 2022 6:00 PM
June 14, 2022 9:00 PM

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Volunteer

Wed

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Jun 15

Wellness Over Everything

Healing our community through therapy and wellness practices with Black therapists

6:30 pm
-
8:30 pm
Virtual Wellness Over Everything
Healing our community through therapy and wellness practices with Black therapists
America, US CA
June 15, 2022 6:30 PM
June 15, 2022 8:30 PM

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Volunteer
Janice Edwards, Glenna Anderson, Stevon Lewis, Perry Clark, Katresa "Kat" Carroll

Thu

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Jun 16

Juneteenth Happy Hour & 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 17

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

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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

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Emcee Marcus Washington, Anchor, NBC Bay Area

Grand Opening (2:00 pm)

Gospel Headliner Kierra Sheard (3:00 pm)

Headliner Tamar Braxton (6:00 pm)

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

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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
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

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 41st Anniversary of the Juneteenth Celebration, and the milestone of becoming the first county to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday

Lodging & Hotel Special

There are several hotels located in Downtown San Jose. We have partnered with Signia by Hilton to provide our guests with a special rate.

Book with Signia by Hilton at a Special Rate

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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.

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304 N. 6th Street
San Jose, CA
95112

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F: (408) 292-3276

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Santa Clara County Fairgrounds - Gate D
2542 Monterey Rd, San Jose, CA 95111

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