Gainesville celebrates Juneteenth!

Join the City of Gainesville Juneteenth’s Celebration with the A. Quinn Jones Museum’s Juneteenth Film Festival, Saturday, June 10 from 5:30 to 9:30pm. The film Festival will be held at A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center at 1013 NW 7th Ave. in Gainesville.

The Juneteenth Film Festival showcases a wide range of entertainment made by locals, and features the people, places, music, dance and experiences of Gainesville residents.

Bar-b-que food truck, lemonade stand and an assortment of cakes will be available for purchase. Chairs provided, or you can bring your own. 

See more Juneteenth activities in the events list on pages 26-27.

Film Schedule:
5:30–6:45pm. – “Soul of America: The Charles Bradley Story”: The incredible rise of the 62-year-old aspiring soul singer and Gainesville native Charles Bradley, whose debut album rocketed him from a hard life in the Brooklyn housing projects to Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 50 albums of 2011.

7–8pm. – “One More Time”: A local high school marching band revisits their former high school and travels down the road of high-stepping and show-stopping performances throughout Gainesville. Based on a true-life story of the Richard E. Parker Alumni Band from Eastside High School. Produced and directed by MyQueal Lewis, a graduate of Eastside High School and Florida A&M University. Lewis works to make social change, and is a filmmaker, photographer, and all around artist, as well as the founder of Queality a company responsible for using visual arts to brighten up the community.

8:15–9:15pm – “Sarah’s Place: The Sarah McKnight Story”: In the mid-1960s, Sarah’s Restaurant, a diner in the historically black, Fifth Avenue neighborhood in Gainesville, offered lunch by day and live R&B at night. Musicians return for a special reunion to share memories of Sarah McKnight, great music and special bonds of friendship.

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