Tamarac hosts “Freedom Festival” for June 19 celebration • Tamarac Talk

June 19

The band Valerie Tyson performs at Tamarac’s June 19 celebration.

By Sharon Aron Baron

The City of Tamarac invites residents to celebrate June 19 with live music and lots of fun.

Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day, marks the abolition of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation arrived in Galveston, Texas, freeing thousands of enslaved men, women, and children.

The Valerie Tyson’s group is led by the singer Valerie Tyson, considered Florida’s “Queen of Soul”. She is played with Gloria Estefan, and opened shows for Janet Jackson, Al Green and New Edition. Comprised of nine talented members, the band will entertain Tamarac residents with today’s popular music, jazz, classic rock, blues and reggae.

Other activities include Ashanti cultural arts, guest speakers, food vendors, a kids’ zone with inflatables, crafts, and face painting.

Elvin Villalobos

This free event takes place at the Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th St on Saturday, June 18, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron is editor of Talk Media and Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk and Parkland Talk. Tamarac Talk was established in 2011 to provide news to Tamarac residents and is the #1 news source for residents.

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