upcoming â€œ2015 juneteenthâ€? events for harris county & tuesday, nov. 3, 2015 city of houston election reminder Royal Oaks Blues Cafe, reached Number 1 on Billboard's Top Blues Albums Chart. Steve Krase and his band The In Crowd are award-winning Blues artists. Their latest recording, Buckle Up, features Trudy Lynn. The
Peterson Brothers are rising stars in Blues, bringing a very young perspective to the music from Austin, Texas. Connection is an award-winning gospel group from Houston, Texas. Houston's Juneteenth Celebration
commemorates one of the region's most significant historic events, Juneteenth, which has celebrated the abolition of slavery in Texas for 150 years. The event marks the occasion on June 19, 1865 when, following the Union victory in the American Civil War, a contingent of Union Army troops arrived in Galveston, Texas and Major General Gordon Granger read a series of orders, including General Order Number 3, proclaiming "all slaves are free." Music fans gather from across the region at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston's largest public outdoor theatre on June 19, to hear performances by noted artists representing the rich African American musical traditions of the region, including Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Brass Band, Funk and Zydeco. The event is free.
Miller Outdoor Theatre is located in Hermann Park at 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas, 77030.
-- U.S. SENATOR MARK PRYOR is the former Democratic senator from Arkansas who co-sponsored S.RES. 474.
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Miller Outdoor Theatre is wheelchair accessible. MetroRail serves Hermann Park. Information can be found at www.ridemetro.org. Concert-goers bringing cars are encouraged to carpool. Houston's Juneteenth Celebration is funded by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board and Texas Commission on the Arts. It is presented by Houston Blues Museum, Houston Blues Society, Houston Institute for Culture, Houston Museum of Culture, Houston Style Magazine and KPFT-Pacifica Radio 90.1 FM. Artist photos and bios are available by request. Additional information and
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