City of Beaumont Presents Juneteenth

 

The City of Beaumont is proud to announce its annual Juneteenth Celebration, taking place on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 4:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. in Downtown Beaumont. This event offers exciting live entertainment, cultural performances, and community engagement as we honor the history and significance of Juneteenth.

This annual event promises a spectacular display of live music and entertainment featuring a headlining performance from iconic R&B funk group, Con Funk Shun, best known for their popular hits like “Shake and Dance with Me” and “Love’s Train”. Con Funk Shun’s infectious rhythms and soulful beats are sure to captivate the crowd! Koray Broussard and the Zydeco Unit will be the perfect start to kick off the celebration. Local favorite, DJ Erik Tee, will be the emcee for the event, and is sure to keep the crowd energized. With a blend of music, dance, and other entertainment, this event promises to be a memorable experience for all.

The City of Beaumont Recreation Department is excited to bring back the 12 and under Free Throw Competition, with fantastic prizes waiting for 1st and 2nd place winners. Registration for the competition will take place at the event, and it is free to enter. This is a fantastic chance for young basketball enthusiasts to showcase their skills and compete for fun.

A variety of food trucks will be on Main Street, serving delicious cuisine to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and picnic blankets to relax between the Julie Rogers Theatre and the Main Library. In addition to lounging in the shade, a cooling tent will be available for patrons to escape the heat.

Tents, canopies, and pets will not be permitted. Barbecue pits and other cooking equipment are not allowed on the event grounds unless the individual is an approved and pre-permitted vendor. All vendors and booths must be pre-registered to participate in the event.

Admission is free and open to the public, and we encourage everyone to bring their friends and family!

The City of Beaumont extends its gratitude to ExxonMobil as the event’s signature sponsor along with Del Papa Distributing, Giglio Distributing, and Eastex Urgent Care for their generous support and continued commitment to the community.

We are no longer accepting food vendors.

About Con Funk Shun: The R&B funk icon, Con Funk Shun, who has been pleasing fans for over 50 years, is at it again! After the success of Love’s Train being rerecorded by Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak) and reaching #1 on the charts, the band’s locomotive has once again rolled out with recent singles Text Me Tomorrow and Smooth from their highly anticipated 2024 spring album release, Smooth Jukebox.

Con Funk Shun’s current lineup includes three original members, Michael Cooper, Felton Pilate, and Karl Fuller as well as the talents of Kurt “KC” Clayton, Ron Moton, Aaron Green, Rene Escovedo, and Brian LaTour. Additional support includes the service of long-time road manager and travel agent Steve Sullivan & Master of Ceremony (Conductor), Clarence Isadore. They continue to mesmerize audiences with magnetic performances on their worldwide 2023 Smooth Jukebox Tour. The group is also a frequent favorite on the Soul Train Cruise and Tom Joyner Cruise and soon to be on the upcoming Keith Sweat’s Sweatfest in the Dominican Republic. Their contribution to R&B music was recognized in 2014 with the National R&B Music Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Confunkshun’s catalog of hits remains on worldwide radio playlists and in the hearts of their dedicated fans.

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