The “BURG” Family Reunion Club is pleased to announce their first-ever Juneteenth Celebration 2021. This Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021 and will be held at Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg, VA 20176. The Celebration will start at 12 Noon and end at 6:00 PM. The Celebration will have many performance groups, guest speakers with Ms. Phyllis Randall as the Keynote Speaker, as well Food and Non-Food Vendors. The headliner for this event will be the Chuck Brown Band! For more information, please contact Irvin Greene, Juneteenth Celebration 2021 organizer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell Phone: 703- 593-4673 If you are interested in being a corporate sponsor for the Celebration, you may also contact Irvin to receive the corporate sponsorship packet. Want to Learn About Juneteenth?
On June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free. Now, 155 years later, people in cities and towns across the U.S. continue to mark the occasion with celebrations. Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s.
For over 150 years African Americans across the US have celebrated freedom from slavery each year on June 19. The Texas holiday commemorates the day in 1865 when tens of thousands of enslaved African Americans learned that they had been emancipated. In light of the continued over-policing of black communities, structural racism, and racist policies such as red-lining and the "war on drugs," advocates argue that slavery never truly ended. Nevertheless, Juneteenth is as much a celebration of emancipation as it is an opportunity for black joy and hope, and so is the flag. The Juneteenth flag was devised by activist Ben Haith in 1997.
The star at the center of the flag has a dual meaning. Firstly, it represents Texas, "the Lone Star State," where the last remaining enslaved people learned that they were free. The Emancipation Proclamation had been issued two years earlier.The star also acts as a metaphor for all African Americans, in each of the 50 states.
The "June 19, 1865" date was added in 2006 to commemorate the exact day enslaved people in Galveston learned about the Emancipation Proclamation.
A cloud burst or nova encircles the star. This represents a new beginning for the African Americans of Galveston and throughout the United States.
The arc that divides the flag laterally is another symbol of hope. The curve that extends across the width of the flag represents a new horizon and reveals the opportunities and promise that lay ahead for black Americans.
The red, white, and blue color scheme is the same as the American flag. This serves as a reminder that enslaved people and their descendants were and are Americans.
The Black National AnthemLift Every Voice and Sing
Lift ev’ry voice and sing, ‘Til earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise High as the list’ning skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on ’til victory is won. Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chastening rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat, Have not our weary feet Come to the place for which our fathers sighed? We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, ‘Til now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who has brought us thus far on the way; Thou who has by Thy might Led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we pray. Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee, Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee; Shadowed beneath Thy hand, May we forever stand, True to our God, True to our native land.
The "BURG" Family Reunion Club is excited to announce that Visit Loudoun has donated $3500 to our
Juneteenth Celebration 2021!
The BFRC thanks Visit Loudoun.
The "BURG" Family Reunion Club is happy to announce Omega Gold Development Group, Inc. as a Silver Level Sponsor for Juneteenth Celebration 2021!
The "BURG" Family Reunion Club's goal is to create an experience that recognizes and celebrates the rich heritage of Juneteenth. We anticipate a well-attended event and invite you to be a part of this unique celebration of heritage, music, art and community. We ask for your support in making this annual event a great success and greatly appreciate your consideration.
If you would like to be a sponsor for this event, please click on the link provided below. This will take you to the sponsorship packet. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Q3GF0CBLNSQw7LKpJS6SAT5H-gUK1LstCbxMGu6jQzg/edit?usp=sharing
Admission into Juneteenth is $5. Payment will be collected at teh event. No ticket(s) requred for entry!
Are there bathrooms on site?
Yes, Port a Johns will be stationed throughout the grounds for attendees.
Yes, we are trying to make Juneteenth Celebration 2021 appealing to all ages.
NO FOOD OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARK! There will be food, beer, wine vendors as well as non food vendors. Grills are not allowed as well!
No PETS Allowed!
To become a vendor, use the link provided below. This link will take you to the vendor registration page.
Hotels: For out of towners and for anyone wanting a room for the night, we have blocked rooms at the SpringHill Suites Dulles Airport. Here are more details:
Book your group rate for Juneteenth Event Block
Juneteenth Event Block
Start Date: 2021 Jun 18, Fri
End Date: 2021 Jun 20, Sun
Last Day to Book: June 4, 2021
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
SpringHill Suites Dulles Airport for 69 USD per night
Click on the link below as it will take you to the reservation page.
Ida Lee Park
60 Ida Lee Dr NW,
Leesburg, VA 20176
Do I need to follow CDC guidelines when it comes to wearing a mask?
YES! All in attendance will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be on hand for distribution for those that do not have one.
If you would like to volunteer for this event, please send an email to email@example.com
Is there a Map of the event setup?
We will add a link for map of the event setup.
ida Lee Park is a SMOKE FREE park. There will be NO SMOKING ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS! This also means NO VAPING!
There will be parking for those needing Handicap Parking. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in need of Handicap Parking.
Our Juneteenth Entertainment is full of great performers. The lineup includes: Chris Conway of WyFy Dancing, MR LBO bringing their Hip Hop Sounds, Angel, Zahria Ford and Mo Black giving us a taste of their Spoken Word, and the Chuck Brown Band bringing the GoGo Groove. This Celebration lineup will be sure to not disappoint!
Reel II Real Podcast will be broadcasting live with hosts Coach Herb and B.
Gates will open at 11:30 with the festivities starting at 12 NOON. There will be an entry fee of $5 per person. Kids under 12 years of age will not have to pay the entry fee.
This will be a day of Celebrating our Freedom! You do not want to miss it.
For more information send an email to: email@example.com or you can call: 703 593 4673
Jereatha graduated from the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts with a concentration in vocal music and theatre arts which opened doors for opportunities such as singing at the Presidential Inauguration for President Bill Clinton along with working with recording artist such as gospels great Darryl Coley, jazz artist Nancy Wilson and recorded with John Bucky Tillery and Living Sacrifice; featured on Bobby Jones Gospel as a new and upcoming artist. Jereatha has EMCEED the Power Up conference featuring Radio Personality Mo Ivory and was asked back to the conference by popular demand, Created 2 Be Conference, Be Your Own Brand Empowerment Conference along with Red Carpets, Church Programs, birthday celebrations, book signings and charity events. Jereatha is not only known for her style as an Emcee but also as a preacher, singer, actor, motivational speaker and entertainer. If you need someone to keep the crowed engaged she is your lady EMCEE.
Originally Born in Beaufort, South Carolina. L-Bo spent his early years living with relatives due to his mother being in the Military and his father being Incarcerated. Living in places like Trinidad, St. Croix, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Michigan, and finally Virginia Lamar ‘Mr L-BO’ Lopez eventually moved to Leesburg as a Junior at Heritage High School where he graduated in 2005. He always had a love for music and would almost immediately build relationships with local independent artists wherever he was.
After high school life took a turn and he ended being homeless and sleeping in his car. This is where he would describe that community of Leesburg took him in with open arms. He decided to volunteer serving in the military and was deployed overseas.
In 2010, after his first deployment, he started his record label called True Game Entertainment and started releasing his own music and performing live in and around the DC Metro Area. His goal was for him and his team to be on a mission to bring hope back to the neighborhood, and show people to follow their dreams and never give up on what they believe in. He took on the stage name Mr L-BO which stands for Living Beyond Others. He has worked with some of the hottest underground artists in the area and was even featured on BET JAMS, you may have even seen his ‘TRUEGAME’ branded Merch around the town; he is surely becoming a household name.
Follow him and his journey!
@OfficialMRLBO on Instagram and Twitter.
A multi-creative artist of the DMV, a compassionate soul shining light on the beauty of life and voicing peace and love on Planet Earth. As a poet, vocal artist, songwriter and photographer, Angel reflects on emotions of extreme experiences with clarifying insights. From roots as the granddaughter of a South Georgia sharecropper to touring the East Coast and Canada as a child performer, chasing the Spirit of Marvin Gaye through the halls of Cardozo High School to strolling the Quad of Howard U and recording with Al Johnson of the Unifics, life has been full of amazing events. Performances at Bohemian Caverns, Carter Barron, the Kennedy Center, White House and the Bob Marley Fest in Miami highlight the list of innumerable engagements and years of vocal support given behind numerous artists. Radio and voiceover work include the jingle for DC’s first cable company, District Cablevision as well as hosting on WPFW-FM. As a cultural ambassador, Angel has shared breakfast in Beijing, shopped in Shanghai (the REAL Chinatown), eaten dinner seated on the floor with the Mother of an African president and feasted on grapes in Bob Marley’s Momma’s house while reflecting on the oneness of mankind.
A survivor of racism, domestic violence and homelessness, Angel Wambui strives to create a pathway through life’s extremes, sharing laughter and kindness, embodying the authentic energy of love, the healing force of the world.
I call myself WyFy dancing because I connect with everyone. Spreading positivity one dance move at a time.
https://www.wyfydancing.com/ Connecting with everyone One dance move at a time
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The Best dance instructor in this area. Chris brings a unique dance style that is unmatched. Moreover, his ability to connect, teach, develop students is phenomenal. My girls (ages 8 & 9) have been taking lessons with Chris since the beginning and have gained dance skills and self-confidence that no other dance studio could provide.
My family and I have had the pleasure of seeing Chris all over Centreville for over a year now, busting his moves at various stop lights so when I found out he was willing to come to us for my daughters July birthday there was no question, I had to have him! He’s truly an incredible person and an awesome dancer! My four kids adore the dancing man and can’t wait to have him at our next shindig!
Currently a sophomore at Rock Ridge High School (RRHS). She enjoys performing as a percussionist with the RRHS Marching Band, playing the piano, listening to a variety of music, and often writes as a hobby. She is a member of the RRHS Debate team, Spanish Honor Society, and Pre-Professional Health Honor Society. Zahria is the Northern Virginia winner in the 2021 Strong Men & Women in Virginia writing contest hosted by Dominion Energy. She lives with her family in Ashburn, Va.
A refugee from Somalia, who’s escaped a civil war. Mo Black hopes to share the stories of his life, inspire, and give hope to those who care to listen through art.
“The Godfather of Go Go,” Chuck Brown is the undisputed sole founder and creator Go-Go music, a hypnotically danceable genre deeply rooted in funk and soul that he developed in the early 70’s , and the only form of expressive culture to originate in the District of Columbia. Foreshadowing rap and many of the major popular R&B styles of the past three decades, Chuck's signature style earned him a place in American musical royalty. This esteem was maintained by the reputation of his legendary live shows, heavy on audience participation and built around “the beat” to create an unparalleled non-stop party atmosphere.
While searching for a sound to call his own in the 1960s, Chuck was deeply inspired by artists like James Brown. He latched onto the Latin percussion groove from the band he played with at the time, Los Latinos. Combining this with his roots, his love of blues, jazz, gospel, soul, and African rhythms, Chuck began to develop his own unique sound. Starting out playing top forty, Brown would break-it-down between songs with percussion and audience call and response, and keep the music going, and the dance floor packed.
His first hit was “We the People” on the debut album of the same name in 1972. Next came the album Salt of the Earth, with the hit “Blow Your Whistle” (sampled by Grammy winner Eve in 2007 in her hit “Tambourine”), and one of the most sampled break beats of all time from “Ashley’s Roach Clip” (including Eric B and Rakim, LL Cool J and countless others). In 1978, the Soul Searchers became Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, and Chuck’s original composition “Bustin’ Loose” took the #1 spot in Billboard, on Source/MCA Records. The song was used in Grammy winner Nelly’s 2002 smash “Hot in Herre,” and continues to be one of the most relevant and often sampled funk songs ever written (“Bustin’ Loose” was recently featured in a national television campaign for Chips Ahoy).
After substantial touring across the US, but no money to show for his success, Chuck found himself looking for inspiration. He found it in his next hit, the Billboard charting “We Need Some Money,” which propelled him around the world again. Brown then revisited his love of jazz and created the “Go Go Swing Medley,” introducing people around the world to classics by Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, and James Moody, spun in Chuck’s inimitable way. Released independently and later on Polygram Records, Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers once again reached an international audience through a 1985 at Holland’s North Seas Jazz Festival. In between sets by Curtis Mayfield and James Brown, Chuck schooled everyone on the genre he created. That same year, Chris Blackwell introduced the movie “Good to Go,” a much hyped but poor reflection of the scene. Nonetheless other artists, such as Salt N Pepa, Kurtis Blow, and Grace Jones, began incorporating his sound in their music. Brown continued to record, perform in the US, with stints in Europe and Japan in the nineties.
After a string of live recordings, he met at the time an undiscovered, shy talent by the name of Eva Cassidy in the early nineties. His lifelong dream of singing with a lady, springing from his love of duets by the likes of Louis Armstrong with Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Eckstine with Sarah Vaughan, came to fruition with the critically acclaimed and worldwide release of “The Other Side” by Chuck Brown and Eva Cassidy (which contained the original recording of the worldwide Eva Cassidy hit “Over the Rainbow”). He dedicated a jazz standards album to Ms. Cassidy after her tragic loss to cancer.
In 2001, he released the Billboard charting “Your Game... Live at the 9:30 Club” which was voted as one of the top 10 albums of 2001 by Billboard’s R&B Editor, Rapper Chuck D and others. A live DVD came next, called “quite possibly the greatest live concert video/DVD I have ever seen” by Murder Dog Magazine. The same year a double remastered “Best Of” album was released. In 2006 the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Chuck a “Lifetime Heritage Fellowship,” the Federal Government’s highest honor for folk and traditional arts, and Chuck also performed at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. The following year his “We’re About the Business” CD debuted as the #1 independent album and #2 R&B album in Billboard. The National Visionary Leadership Project recognized Chuck’s contributions in shaping American history in 2007, joining previous honorees such as Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, BB King, and Earth Kitt.
Chuck recorded with artists as diverse as Thievery Corporation, Brian Culbertson , Jeff Majors and Kindred the Family Soul. A street in Washington DC was renamed “Chuck Brown Way.” In September 2010 Brown released an ambitious three disc set “We Got This” which includes the Grammy nominated song LOVE featuring Jill Scott with Marcus Miller. As part of the support for the new album some recent appearances include the Jimmy Fallon Show with The Roots, the Mo’Nique show, NPR’s Tiny Desk Unit, and NPR’s World Café. The National Symphony Orchestra paid tribute to Chuck Brown in September 2011 with 2 commissioned works of orchestral arrangements and a performance on the West Lawn of the US Capitol. Attended by an estimated 50,000 people the NSO and Chuck performed together, followed by his band in concert with guests Doug E Fresh and Sugar Bear. Chuck Brown passed away on May 16, 2012. Chuck Brown Memorial Park opened on August 22, 2014. The Chuck Brown Band, who toured the world with the Godfather carries the torch and keeps the beat and legacy alive.
The SLHS Seahawk Battalion will be presenting the Juneteenth Colors.
Senior Army Instructor
Primary Instructor of LET 2-4s.
Primary Instructor of LET 1s.
The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program is a high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) course interested in closing the achievement gap using a curriculum taught by retired military professionals possessing college degrees. The curriculum supports core classes including - but not limited to - History, Government, English, and Technological skills. Current events and leadership principles are primary focuses of the course. JROTC cadets are not under any obligation to join the military. Our mission is "to motivate young people to become better citizens" and our #1 goal is to have all cadets graduate from high school - recruitment is not the aim. The program focuses on developing young people and orienting them positively in preparation for life.
In the classroom, hands on activities support active learning and positive interaction. Participation outside the classroom develops teamwork, unity, self-pride, school pride, and confidence. JROTC facilitates many events and extracurricular activities (competitive teams, color guards, parades, etc) that help students accumulate community service hours towards their graduation requirement. Our priority is to help correct the mindset of being satisfied with accepting mediocrity to striving for excellence. Once achieved, success will flow into all areas of their academic studies and school environment.
A highlight of recent Battalion news was that the Seahawk Battalion received a historic 100% on their JPA unit inspection. The inspection, conducted by representatives of Cadet Command, reaffirmed the Seahawk Battalion's current Honor Unit with Distinction or "gold star" status. This distinction means that the Seahawk Battalion is rated within the top 10% of all Army JROTC units in the world. A gold star device is worn on the uniform to symbolize this distinction. An added bonus of receiving this distinction is that the school receives up to four automatic nominations to any Military Academy and JROTC Cadets have a higher selection rate to colleges and ROTC programs.
Reel II Real will be on site doing their Podcast Live! Lookout for these two incredible folks as they may ask you a few questions.
Their Bio is below
"Reel II Real is a podcast that is based in the heart of NOVA and explores the greater DMV. Life has so much going on that we love to take the time to promote local businesses and great real with different artists, owners, movers and shakers.
Thanks for joining us on this journey!”
It's been real with Coach Herb & B!
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YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN TENT! "BURG" Family Reunion Club WILL NOT BE PROVIDING TENTS!
The BFRC thanks Jimmy John's of Leesburg and Emily for their kind donation of sandwiches.
11 Catoctin Cir NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
Thank you Courtney Young and the Leesburg Chick-Fil-A for your donation of food for our event!
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Chick-fil-A of Leesburg #02710
1002 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
19925 Hogback Mountain Rd.
Leesburg, VA 20175
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One Family Brewing Company will be on hand to provide beer.
Pricing coming soon!
David M. Keuhner
One Family Brewing
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