The Juneteenth Food Truck and Zydeco Festival
June 19 and June 20, 2021
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed, which came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Honoring Juneteenth is more complicated than just recognizing the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. It is a day to continue fighting to end racism in the U.S. that prevents equity, creates disproportionate suffering, and harms Black adults and children across the globe. As an organization and movement- The Shrine is committed to continued education and advocacy to seek justice, fairness, and lasting freedom.
The Shrine Cultural Center and Bookstore (Event Center)
Our National Director-Cynthia Nailah Nelson and staff, started The Buy Black Marketplace almost nine years ago in a strategic effort to empower the community's protest movement against injustice and brutality by circulating the Black dollar back into the community. By taking this important step, new businesses by local entrepreneurs saw a dramatic increase. The Shrine Cultural Center has been a pillar of the community (Atlanta, Detroit and Houston) for over fifty years...providing the much needed platform and space for conversation, forums and lectures designed to impact/inform the victims of racial slavery in America with solutions to empower our minds. In numerous ways, this movement creates the necessary enlightenment of our glorious past prior to slavery. We seek to move forward in the solidarity and community that has always existed among African people.
The Juneteenth Food Truck and Zydeco Festival is an outdoor event committed to the health and safety of the attendees, artists, and vendors and will adhere to social distance protocol according to the CDC Guidelines. The festival supports maintaining social distance, masks
The 2021 International Royal Music & Art Festival
July 3, 2021 - 3pm to 10pm
July 4th, 2021 -12pm to 10pm
The 2021 International Royal Music & Art Festival is a 2-day 7 Pavilion event with Music, Film, Fashion, Art, Literary, Health & Business.
About The Festival
The 2021 International Royal Music & Art Festival is set to be an acclaimed cross-genre experience inspired by the historic Woodstock Festival. Located 14 minutes south of downtown Houston, on the Beltway Regulators 32-acre ranch in Fresno, Texas, this interactive festival will feature 7 Pavilions with Music, Film, Fashion, Art, Literary, Health and Business. Produced by Building Simple, Inc., it will also include horseback riding, celebrity guests, DJs, international cuisine, a host of vendors, oversized classic games for kids & adults, virtual international performances, tech and dance. Troy Johnson, the founder of the AALBC (African American Literary Book Club), the oldest, largest, and most popular online bookstore dedicated to African-American and Black literature from around the world is confirmed.
Live performances will include Grammy Award Nominee & Black Girls Rock Awards performer, rapper/singer/songwriter, Maimouna Youssef aka “Mumu Fresh” as the Saturday Headliner. The Queen Cora Orchestra featuring Grammy Award Nominee, singer/songwriter, Chanté Moore will be the headliner for Sunday. Additional special guest performers and celebrities will be announced.
Meet The Founder
QUEEN CORA COLEMAN is a native Houstonian, Kashmere High School valedictorian, Distinguished Howard University Alumni, author, philanthropist, and founder of the International Royal Music & Art Festival. She is a world renown drummer for the likes of Prince, Lalah Hathaway, Chanté Moore, Italian icon, Zucchero, BET’s Black Girls Rock Awards, assistant music director for Urban One Honor Awards, band leader for Beyoncé, her own Queen Cora Orchestra and many more. She is no stranger to mind-blowing creative and intellectual global outreach and makes Super Bowl history having performed two of the NFL’s Top 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows. Queen Cora aims to bring to her hometown high-level performance and community partnership through the International Royal Music & Art Festival.
Queen Cora Colman, “We have to create new avenues so people can safely come out of isolation to reconnect and be inspired through this global pandemic as a community. The Arts have always painted the picture, told the story, expressed through dance and sung the song that becomes the lifeline through, both the worst and best of times”.
The festival grounds will be transformed with stages, shipping containers, unique seating, open lawn chairs, red carpet, photo booths, fitness, game zones, multimedia and an interactive experience.
*** SPECIAL INVITATION FOR THE BUY BLACK MARKETPLACE VENDORS ***
SIGN UP FOR THIS OFFSITE VENDOR OPPORTUNITY BY PURCHASING YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
ALL VENDORS SIGNED UP BY JUNE 17TH WILL A FREE VIDEO PROMO FOR YOUR BUSINESS COURTESY OF QUEEN CORA.
THE VIDEO PROMO WILL BE SHOT AT THE SHRINE JUNE 17TH. TIME FORTH COMING.
The International Festival is an outdoor event committed to the health and safety of the attendees, artists, and vendors and will adhere to social distance protocol according to the CDC Guidelines. The festival supports maintaining social distance, masks, hand sanitizing and restroom facilities will be plentiful to accommodate attendees.
First-Aid Zones will be throughout the festival grounds at each Pavilion and an emergency response team will be on site.