Pay your respects to one of the most important dates in American history during A Gulf Coast Juneteenth, presented by Wells Fargo. On Wednesday, June 19th, Miller Outdoor Theatre will come alive with blues and creole music, good food, and great times. Don’t miss it!
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.
A Gulf Coast Juneteenth will feature music by The Soul Rebels. The Soul Rebels started with an idea – to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock all within a brass band context. The band has built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere. The Soul Rebels continue to chart new territory as they feature in major films, tour globally, and combine top notch musicianship with songs that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.
Opening for The Soul Rebels will be Houston’s own Annika Chambers. Citing the gospel influences of Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, Dottie Peoples and Whitney Houston, she was nominated by the Blues Music Awards as a “Best New Artist” in 2015. With a powerhouse voice, Chamber’s band blends blues and soul with a style that has made her a rising star in the global blues circuit.
This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The show goes on rain or shine. For more information, visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com.
At The Heights at Park Row Apartments in Houston, Texas, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!
Wednesday, June 19, 2019—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030