Juneteenth in the Fort!

Juneteenth in the Fort!

Juneteenth FTW Celebration

June 19, 1865 signifies the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state to ensure that all enslaved people would be freed. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abram Lincoln, had been signed two and a half years earlier and it declared that “all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free.”
Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, honors that day and the end of slavery in the United States. It is considered the longest-running African American holiday.
Celebrate the official end of slavery in the US with Opal Lee and her walk and a full weekend of education, empowerment, and entertainment.

 

Juneteenth Jazz Festival

FEATURING BOTH VIRTUAL AND IN- PERSON ATTENDANCE

DFW Metroplex Jazz and Jim Austin Online host one of the smoothest music festivals of the summer! The National Juneteenth Virtual Music Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, June 18-20, 2021, and will offer both virtual and in-person attendance.

“We are excited to present an incredible weekend of Zydeco, Blues and Jazz for music lovers not only in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but around the world,” says event promoter Jim Austin.

Don’t miss this incredible weekend of music! VIP venue seats and live streaming tickets are now available. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call 817-923-9305 or visit: JimAustinOnline.com.

JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL LOCATION:
The Warehouse , 1125 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76110.
https://thewarehousedfw.com/upcoming-events/

American Airlines Juneteenth Jubilee

American Airlines’ Black Professional Network Members, in collaboration with the Dock Bookshop, My Brother’s Keeper, Unity Unlimited, and Jim Austin Online, invite you to celebrate the emancipation of Black enslaved people in the U.S. Guest speaker, Ms. Opal Lee, Honorary Grandmother of Juneteenth, will share the history of Juneteenth and the status of her quest to make it a national holiday. This exciting, family friendly event will have steppers, drummers, poets, storytellers, food, games and more to help you celebrate this holiday. Register to secure your ticket(s).

June 18
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Legacy Park Pavilion
701 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington
Register Here

Tatiana “Lady May” Mayfield at Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, composer, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas.

Sunday, June 20th
Sunday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Levitt Pavilion – Arlington, TX,
100 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010
https://levittpavilionarlington.org/events/

Historical Presentation & Discussion:
Black Restaurants that Fed the Civil Rights Movement

Learn how restaurants in the South, such as Dooky Chase’s in New Orleans, The Four Way in Memphis and others, became high-profile focal points for the Civil Rights movement through this informative presentation. The program will also include a talk with self-described black culture curator Deah Berry Mitchell, who will share her insight into the influence that West African cuisine and slavery had on “soul food” and the local black-owned restaurant scene. Register for the program, which be held at noon, Thursday, June 17, via Webex. The Webex platform can be accessed via computer or a smartphone app.

Documentary: The Green Book: Guide to Freedom film screening and discussion

This documentary (not rated, 2019, 51 minutes) explores some of the segregated nation’s safe havens and notorious “sundown towns” through witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph. The film chronicles how in the 1930s a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African Americans navigate safe passage across the U.S. well into the 1960s.
Admission is free for this in-person program, but registration is required.

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Juneteenth FTW Celebration June 19, 1865 signifies the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state to ensure that all enslaved people would be freed. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abram Lincoln, had been signed...

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PBR’s Elite Unleash The Beast Returns to Dickies Arena

PBR’s Elite Unleash The Beast Returns to Dickies Arena

For the second time in as many years, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) elite Unleash The Beast will buck into Dickies Arena in Fort Worth to hold the fan-attended PBR Fort Worth Invitational Aug. 28-29.

The bull riding action begins with Round 1 at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, concluding with Round 2 and the championship round at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 29. All 30 bull riders will get on one bull each in Round 1 and 2. Following Round 2 on Sunday afternoon, the riders’ individual two-round scores will be totaled with the Top 12 advancing to the championship round for one more out and a chance at the event title.

Tickets for the two-day event go on sale Monday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, PBR.com, the Dickies Arena Box Office, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.

Last season, PBR’s elite Unleash The Beast debuted inside Dickies Arena, with Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil) going a near perfect 2-for-3 to clinch his league-leading sixth premier series victory of 2020.

Leme rebounded from a close 7.32-second buckoff aboard Dixie Explosion (M Rafter E Bucking Bulls) in Round 1, with a Round 2-winning, 89.75-point ride on Milk Man (TNT Bucking Bulls/Hart Cattle Co.) to advance to the championship round atop the event leaderboard.

As the last man to leave the chutes inside Dickies Arena, Leme clinched the victory when he covered Boogie Bomb (Blank Bucking Bulls/Cooper) for 88.25 points, the top score of the championship round.

Earning a critical 120 world points, Leme further his stronghold on the No. 1 ranking, expanding his lead No. 2 Joao Ricardo Vieira (Itatinga, Brazil) to a then season-best 429.59 points. The Fort Worth win was Leme’s second consecutive event victory following a golden-finish the weekend prior in Salt Lake City, Utah.

As the season progressed, Leme punctuated his 2021 campaign by capturing his career-first PBR World Championship at the first-ever PBR World Finals held in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium. Going a torrid 22-for-34 (64%) in 2021, Leme won a league-best seven events and 16 rounds, while recording nine 90-point rides, en route to the gold buckle.

While he currently holds the world No. 2 rank, a slim 16 points behind No. 1 Kaique Pacheco (Itatiba, Brazil), Leme is mounting a potentially record-setting season en route to what would be his historic second consecutive PBR World Championship.

Having logged 10 round wins and 12 90-point rides to date in 2021, Leme is on pace to break the season-record in both statistical categories. In 2013, two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney (Statesville, North Carolina) registered a league-best 19 round wins, while in 1999 Cody Hart (Gainesville, Texas) registered a PBR best 16 90-point rides.

Further, should Leme repeat as the league’s World Champion, he would join Silvano Alves (Pilar do Sul, Brazil) as the only riders to win the coveted gold buckle in back-to-back seasons. Alves who won his first two titles in 2011 and 2012.

Part of Leme’s monumental season thus far, which has been highlighted by three event victories, included his first Unleash The Beast win of the season in late February when the league returned to the iconic Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth.

His golden-finish included a rematch with Woopaa (Barker Bulls/Hookin’ W Ranch), the very bull he clinched the 2020 PBR World Championship aboard. Again teaming for a monstrous score, Leme covered the striking bull for 94.75 points in the championship round to clinch the event victory inside the legendary western sports venue.

Positioned in the second half of the 2021 season, the PBR Fort Worth Invitational is crucial in the championship race to the PBR World Finals in early November, awarding a gold buckle and million-dollar bonus to the world’s best bull rider.

With 14 Unleash The Beast events already complete, the race for the 2021 PBR World Championship is one of the most fiercely contested in league history. With No. 1 Pacheco and No. 2 Leme separated by a mere 16 world points, looking further down the standings, No. 3 Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas) remains hot on their spurs, within 164.5 points of No. 2 Leme and 180.5 points of No. 1 Pacheco.

This season’s current top three riders – 2018 PBR World Champion Pacheco, 2020 World Champion Leme and 2016 World Champion Davis – are all attempting to become just the seventh rider in league history to have won the coveted gold buckle in multiple seasons.

In addition to Pacheco and Leme, who call Decatur home, and Jasper-native Davis, the draw for the Fort Worth event is also anticipated to be led by Texas’ own Cody Teel (College Station, Texas), Chase Dougherty (Stephenville, Texas), Boudreaux Campbell (Crockett, Texas), Taylor Toves (Stephenville, Texas), Jesse Petri (Palestine, Texas), Ezekiel Mitchell (Rockdale, Texas) and Mason Taylor (Maypearl, Texas).

PBR Elite Seats are available for avid fans who want an exclusive VIP experience while enjoying the world’s top bull riding circuit. These tickets offer premium seats, a question and answer presentation with some of the top bull riders and stock contractors in the world, behind-the-scenes look at the event from the back of the bucking chutes, and souvenir credential and lanyard.

For an enhanced PBR experience, fans can now purchase add-on PBR Premium Experiences which will include the Elite Experience on both Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29, and Bull Housing Tour on Saturday, August 28 in Fort Worth.

The Elite Experience, available for $75, will include a Q&A session with a select group of the league’s top riders, bullfighters and stock contractors, exclusive merchandise item, arena concession voucher and commemorative lanyard.

The Bull Housing Tour, available for $60, will get experience-purchasers up-close-and-personal with the league’s top animal athletes, and include a commemorative lanyard and Bulls of the PBR book.

Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase a complete travel package for $1,300, including a two-day hotel stay, two event tickets, daily food and beverage voucher, behind the scenes tour, and more.

For more information on PBR Premium Experiences and to purchase the Elite Experience, Bull Housing Tour and travel package for the PBR Fort Worth Invitational in Fort Worth visit https://pbr.com/tickets/premium-experiences/.

About PBR (Professional Bull Riders):
PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 500 bull riders compete in more than 200 events annually across the televised PBR Unleash The Beast tour (UTB), which features the top 35 bull riders in the world; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT); the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD); and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. PBR’s digital assets include RidePass, which is home to Western sports. PBR is a subsidiary of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

About Dickies Arena
Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is home to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances. For more information, visit www.DickiesArena.com.

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Taste Community Restaurant Launches New Locally Grown Summer Menu!

Taste Community Restaurant Launches New Locally Grown Summer Menu!

Fort Worth’s nonprofit restaurant, Taste Community Restaurant, launches its new summer menu with a focus on locally grown produce.

While seasonal menus are not a new concept in Fort Worth, Taste Community Restaurant is located in the city’s largest food desert where access to affordable good-quality fresh food is limited.

“We continue to explore ways to serve our community,” says Jeff Williams, Founder and Executive Director of Taste Project. “Growing food in our community is a perfect opportunity to continue connecting people around food.”

As part of its new Urban Farm Project, Taste Project has been granted 1/3 acre at Opal’s Farms, also located within Fort Worth’s largest food desert. Taste Project is growing cucumbers, squash, purple-hull peas, and melons for its summer menu.

Taste Community Restaurant is the first project of the Taste Project organization designed to help feed, educate, and serve Tarrant County’s food insecure population, a total of 13.9 percent of Tarrant County’s overall community (Feeding America).

Taste’s solution is a fresh and healthy pay-what-you-can restaurant where everyone in the community, regardless of financial means, can enjoy a healthy, high quality meal. The menu has no prices. Guests are simply asked to:
Pay what you can afford;
Pay what you would typically pay; or
Pay what you would typically pay, plus a little extra to help a neighbor in need.

“The food is always great and nutritious (the only good & healthy meal I eat is here)…”, Taste Community Restaurant Guest.

Jeff Williams encourages all Fort Worth and surrounding area residents to come become a part of the solution to food insecurity in our community by dining with us, or joining us to volunteer.

Volunteer at the Farm  |  Volunteer in the Restaurant

Taste Project’s Taste Community Restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays, and brunch on weekends. You can make a reservation online at www.tasteproject.org

Available Menus:
Breakfast

Lunch
Brunch
Carry-Out

Taste Community Restaurant
1200 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Open for Breakfast and Lunch: Tuesday – Friday (9:00am – 2:00pm)
Open for Brunch: Saturday and Sunday (10:00am – 2:00pm)
Dine-in and Carry-out
(Closed on Mondays)

 

About Taste Project
Taste Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit established to feed, educate, and serve our community so they may “…taste and see the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8. We believe everyone should have access to healthy nutritional food. Our vision is to see our community become the solution to the challenges our community faces as it relates to hunger. Our first project, Taste Community Restaurant at 1200 South Main Street in Fort Worth, focuses on healthy, quality meals made from fresh ingredients. Our menu has no prices. This is a give and take concept. We ask guests to do one of the following: 1) pay what you can afford, 2) pay what you would typically pay, or 3) pay what you would typically pay, plus a little extra. To learn more, visit us at www.tasteproject.org or find us on Facebook.

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Jr. NFR is Coming to Cowtown Coliseum!

Jr. NFR is Coming to Cowtown Coliseum!

The Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce the 2021 Junior National Finals Rodeo (Jr. NFR) will take place at the Cowtown Coliseum from June 28 through July 3, 2021.

The Jr. NFR will showcase the best competition in youth rodeo, including bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, team roping and steer wrestling.

The 2021 Jr. NFR is a tournament-style rodeo with competitions featuring two performances of rough stock competition on Tuesday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 30, followed by final qualifying rounds on July 1, semifinals on July 2, and the top six contestants advancing to the finals on Saturday, July 3 where the Jr. NFR world champions will be crowned by the highest score or fastest time in this exciting format.

Ticket bundles and single-day tickets per performance are available for purchase here. Ticket prices range from $10-$40 for daily passes and $50-$175 for weeklong passes.

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Mule Alley Welcomes MELT Ice Creams!

Mule Alley Welcomes MELT Ice Creams!

Local Favorite Ice Cream Shop Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based ice cream shop MELT Ice Creams will open a new location at Mule Alley. With a passion for bringing joy to people’s lives through culinary creations, the ice cream shop will offer its unique flavors and sweet treats that change each season as new ingredients are available.

“We are thrilled to open a store on the northside of Fort Worth and join the amazing lineup of small and legacy businesses in Mule Alley,” says MELT Ice Creams Founder Kari Crowe-Seher. “We believe we will bring the perfect mix of high-quality ice cream and happy vibes to sweeten the cowboy culture that the Stockyards and Fort Worth is known for.”

Since opening its first location in 2014, MELT Ice Creams has expanded across the metroplex with the Mule Alley location marking the fourth scoop shop in Fort Worth. The 615 square-foot space is being designed by Bennett Benner Partners and will embody MELT’s signature bright yellow aesthetic.

The heart and soul MELT pours into their locations makes them a Fort Worth favorite and one we are excited to share with the rest of the world, said M2G Ventures Co-President Jessica Miller Essl. “We look forward to adding MELT to our lineup of one-of-a-kind shops in Mule Alley and inviting locals and travelers to enjoy all the new exciting experiences.”

The MELT Ice Creams menu focuses on seasonal fun and funky ice creams with flavors changing regularly. MELT also offers nine Always Flavors that are consistent classics, which include Vanilla Beans, Chocolate Chocolate, Cookie Crush, Salt Lick, Cup of Texas, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry, Rocky Roads, and Sweet Cream, as well as a chocolate vanilla ice cream sandwich. Special ways to enjoy your ice cream include a Seasonal Sometimes Sundae, which includes three ice cream scoops of your choice plus warm roasted pineapple, white chocolate cookie crumbles, and spiced rum sauce (toppings change seasonally); Seasonal Cone Pairing, a chocolate-dipped vanilla cone with roasted peanuts; and don’t forget Taco Tuesday, two ice cream scoops topped with vanilla whipped cream and house-made salted caramel sauce and chocolate sauce.

“Our mission for the Fort Worth Stockyards is to develop an eclectic mix of legacy lifestyle brands and local artisans,” said Fort Worth Heritage Development Co. Team Lead-Design/Development Kayla Wilkie. “MELT Ice Creams was a perfect fit to offer that crafted culinary experience to Mule Alley guests.”

MELT Ice Creams will be located at 128 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76164 at the Stockyards. Learn more about MELT Ice Creams by visiting www.melticecreams.com.

 

 

ABOUT MELT ICE CREAMS:

MELT Ice Creams has been serving happy ice cream to the fine folks of Fort Worth since opening in 2014. A year earlier, founder Kari Crowe-Seher figured out what was missing from Fort Worth’s eclectic Near Southside: ice cream. With her passion for bringing joy to people’s lives through culinary creations, Melt opened its doors and the scoop slinging began! Since then, they’ve been pouring love into unique flavors and putting smiles on faces all over the metroplex and beyond.

ABOUT MULE ALLEY:
Mule Alley is a carefully curated collection of restaurants, entertainment venues, shops, heritage brands, and creative workplaces located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. As part of one of the most iconic travel destinations in the country, the new Mule Alley project transcends typical development and brings a formerly vibrant area in the district back to life. After six years of planning, Stockyards Heritage Development Co. set out to revive the 108-year-old original horse and mule barns, renovating them into an iconic destination shopping and dining district. Mule Alley, anchored by Marriott Autograph Collection resort Hotel Drover, features legacy stores and restaurants, including Simpli.fi national headquarters, Shake Shack, Lucchese Bootmaker, Provender Hall, MB Mercantile & Supply, American Paint Horse Association headquarters and flagship experience, Cowtown Winery, Biscuit Bar, Wrangler, King Ranch Saddle Shop, Proper Supply Co., and Sidesaddle Saloon. The district is set to welcome additional tenants in the upcoming months, including Second Rodeo Brewing, Avoca Coffee, two new concepts from Tim Love, and more. For more information, visit mulealleyfortworth.com and keep up to date on social media by following @mulealley.

 

ABOUT STOCKYARDS HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT CO.:
Stockyards Heritage Development Co. is a partnership between nationally recognized developer Majestic Realty Co. and Fort Worth’s Hickman Investments. Created with the intention of thoughtfully reimagining the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, the company is dedicated to preserving the National Historic District legacy while elevating it with experiences for locals and visitors from abroad. Accomplished through a public/private partnership with the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the project’s first phase, Mule Alley, broke ground in the fall of 2018 to include the renovation of the destination’s historic,108-year-old horse and mule barns into a street of curated shops, restaurants, retail, office spaces, and a four-star Autograph Collection hotel and rustic resort, Hotel Drover which opened in March 2021. majesticrealty.com, hoteldrover.com, mulealley.com.

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