Just In Time For Juneteenth...
We’re so excited to launch this newsletter just in time for Juneteenth! This week’s roundup has so many goodies, just in time for local celebrations of Juneteenth and our own considerations of the holiday.
For more on Juneteenth:
Nicole Taylor’s Juneteenth Cookbook Celebrates Joy Amid Sorrow
Black In NWA
The Let's Talk NWA Juneteenth Celebration will feature music, food, and a resource fair on Sunday June 19. Get more info at: https://facebook.com/events/s/lets-talk-nwa-3rd-annual-junet/543154747407529/
Kingfish Bar is also having a Juneteenth Celebration with live music:
Rogers & Springdale
The Ultimate Prince Tribute in Downtown Rogers will be a fun-filled night. One of the greatest musicians of all time, Prince has inspired the world of music. Don’t miss this tribute concert in Downtown Rogers tonight (June 17) at 10pm: https://facebook.com/events/s/the-ultimate-prince-tribute-pr/1031333004476732/
The Juneteenth Freedom Festival in Springdale will feature music games, and more on June 19! Get more info at: https://juneteenth.uark.edu/
ĒLXR Lounge, a Black-Owned yoga studio, is hosting Trap Yoga and Tacos Juneteenth celebration at their Pinnacle Hills location! It should be a super fun flow with music that you can't help but to shake lil something on Sunday June 19: https://facebook.com/events/s/trap-yoga-tacos-a-juneteenth-c/549959976509424/
We love the Forest in the Concert Series where you can pull up a lawn chair or set up your hammock and jam out. The upcoming concert will feature local and regional Black musical talent. Check out The Sound of Freedom feat. Ricky Wade and Genine LaTrice Perez on June 18, 7 - 9:30 PM: https://crystalbridges.org/calendar/forest-concert-series-the-sound-of-freedom/
Don’t miss the Juneteenth Sneaker Ball, hosted by 4 The Culture! It’s an amazing way for Black folks to connect in NW Arkansas. There’ll be a DJ, a photo booth, and more on June 18 starting at 8 pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-sneaker-ball-tickets-289008731897
"The South has something to say." The Dirty South Exbibit at Crystal Bridges takes you on a sensory journey through the history of the music coming from the South. Juneteenth weekend the exhibit is FREE to the public. For more information visit: https://crystalbridges.org/calendar/
All Bikes Welcome and Bike.POC are hosting a Juneteenth Ride and Celebration at Coler! Rides are no drop and include BIPOC and ally rides. More info: https://www.amilia.com/store/en/peel-compton/shop/activities/3893382
Celebrate Juneteenth at the Bentonville Public Library on Saturday with a family-friendly educational event: https://facebook.com/events/s/celebrate-juneteenth/2055177744662204/
Fruit of the Vine is open for the season! The only Black-owned/veteran-owned farm stand serving locally grown/raised fruits, veggies, meats, and eggs is back in action in Johnson: https://www.facebook.com/fruitofthevinemarket/
Business Resource Center
Many local Black-Owned Businesses are food and hospitality related. Cureateco is here to help educate the community on food and beverage supply chain: https://www.cureate.co/
For The Community
There are numerous local events to celebrate Pride Month that you can check out! We especially recommend the parade in Fayetteville on Saturday as it's always a great time: https://nwapride.org/
This weekend you can catch Roots on the Avenue, an urban outdoor concert series. Get tickets and check out the lineup: https://www.simpletix.com/e/fayetteville-roots-on-the-avenue-tickets-97851
Black-Owned NWA Social Media Highlight
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