Dallas Juneteenth Cultural Festival Has Free Family Fun and a Food Network Star

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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 02, 2012

Saturday, June 16th 2012, the annual Juneteenth Cultural Festival (http://www.juneteenthdallas.com) will take place at Dallas Fair Park. This free Dallas event will have outdoor entertainment for the entire family. Food Network Star, and Celebrity Chef, Aaron McCargo, Jr. will also be at the event to cook the dialysis friendly recipes he has developed with Fresenius Medical Care! The Texas festival is sponsored by Fresenius Medical Care, 7-Eleven Inc., KERA 90.1, K104, Old School 94.5 and I Am A Culture Brands. More on this event can be read here: https://www.ultracare-dialysis.com/Dallas.

Families in the Dallas, Texas area can enjoy free bounce houses and climbing walls, mimes and giveaways from the events sponsors. The Dallas event will combine fun, culture and education for the Texas community. Plus, Chef McCargo will put on two live cooking demonstrations to show local dialysis patients and their friends and families, how to add variety and bold flavor to their diets. Aaron McCargo, Jr. won season four of The Next Food Network Star in 2008, and his own Food Network show, Big Daddys House, premiered in August of 2008. In 2011, Aaron partnered with Fresenius Medical Care to inspire people living with chronic kidney disease to live a better life by maintaining a healthy diet.

Juneteenth Cultural Festival in Dallas will also feature an affordable concert series. Celebrity Actor/Choreographer/Author/Producer/Philanthropist Darrin Henson (SoulFood TV Series and Stomp the Yard) will be hosting the performance portion of the days events. Local performers include Dallas own pop sensation Rumill and Hip-Hop standout Anonymous Culture. The Dallas-based concert series will also include R&B, jazz, neo-soul and rock. The Peterson Brothers Band will be featured too. The band is a group of youth performers introducing blues to a new generation.

Dallas Juneteenth Cultural Festivals popular dance troupe showcase and fashion show are back by popular demand. Dallas families can enjoy a variety of dance troupes, which include: Nykole Ray from Dallas Black Dance Theater, Arga Nova Dance Company, HappyNia Dance Theater Productions, Exhibit Dance Collective and Badan Koro African Dance Company. The fashion show portion of Juneteenth Dallas will highlight designs and styles from African American Texan designers and stylists. Hair and Makeup is 100% local too, featuring Texas best cosmetology and barber school stand-outs.

Dallas Juneteenth Cultural Festival starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16th of 2012. The events outdoor area is free to the public. Music and other performances will be held inside the band shell. Advance tickets for the band shell performances are $ 5.00 for children and adults. Tickets are $ 5.00 for children and $ 10.00 for adults when purchased at the door. A full list of performers, festivities, sponsors, and advanced tickets can be located by visiting: http://www.juneteenthdallas.com.

The Juneteenth Cultural Festival is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The annual Dallas, Texas festival commemorates African American freedom. This year, Juneteenth in Dallas is primarily sponsored by Fresenius Medical Care, the nations leading network of dialysis facilities, with 38 clinics in the Dallas area. For more information about the companys more than 1,850 U.S. dialysis facilities, visit http://www.ultracare-dialysis.com (in English and Spanish). Additional sponsors include 7-Eleven, I Am A Culture Brands, KERA 90.1, K104 and Old School 94.5.


Allyson Pritchett, Festival Chairman.




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