Juneteenth Rhythm & Ribs Festival entertainment lineup announced! This year’s FREE event features Grammy Award winning JD/Producer Kid Capri, rap legend and Grammy Award winner KOOL MOE DEE, and back by popular demand, Next Town Down and Cupid and the Dance Party Express. The event takes place Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at Old Settlers Park.
The Voice Inc. and the City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department are joining forces again for the 11th annual FREE Round Rock Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Festival from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, and a full day of entertainment from 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 15, at the Lakeview Pavilion in Old Settlers Park Lakeview Pavilion.
There will also be a health fair, moonwalks, clowns, games, food, retail vendors and much, much more! This is a FREE event for the entire family and only $5 (cash) to park. Parking fees go right back into the Juneteenth event to keep the event FREE for all.
You may enter the park from Highway 79 or Old Settlers Blvd. Download the 2019 Parking Map (TBA).
Download the 2019 Juneteenth Flier HERE.
To get more information about the Juneteenth Festival and to register for the barbeque contest or vendor booths, visit www.thevoicerr.com.
Friday, June 14
8:15 p.m. OWBC Judah Praise
8:30 p.m. OWBC Sanctuary Choir
2:00 p.m. Festival Opens
2:30 p.m. Soul Tree Collective
5:30 p.m. The Levites
10:30 p.m Grammy Award winning DJ/Producer, Kid Capri
More about Next Town Down
Five guys who found each other through social media and got together to start something the world has never seen before. We are on the journey of a lifetime, and we want YOU to be a part of it. Follow us on our path to the top by subscribing to our newsletter to get the latest updates on what we’re up to and more! And if you haven’t already, follow us on social media. Much love! – NTD (CHRIS, LEON, TERENCE, MALIK, TRE’VON).
More about Cupid and the Dance Party Express
In 2007, Bryson “Cupid” Bernard shuffled his way into the hearts of millions with the up-tempo party song “Cupid Shuffle,” which also inspired the popular dance craze of the same name. From appearances on nationally syndicated TV and radio talk shows such as Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey and Tom Joyner to breaking the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008 for the largest line dance assembled with over 17k people, Cupid has virtually reshaped dance music and created an entirely new genre.
When the Lafayette, LA native composed “Cupid Shuffle” he had no idea that the song or he would turn into a global entertainment phenomenon taking his talents to distant lands like Dubai and Germany. “It still amazes me that my music has resonated with so many different kinds of people,” says Cupid. “Music is truly a universal language because it unites individuals of different ages, cultures, backgrounds and beliefs with a single purpose of having a good time, at least that’s my goal. I want to lifts spirits and change the way people feel when they hear a Cupid record.” Given the culturally rich melting pot environment Cupid was raised in, his sound is Blues-influenced, Rock-influenced, Soul-influenced, Gospel-influenced and Hip-Hop-influenced. It’s no wonder his brand is able to effortlessly transcend racial and generational boundaries.
Kid Capri Grammy Award winning JD/Producer
Kid Capri, known for his longtime DJ role on “Def Comedy Jam!” He has produced on various soundtracks for film, music, television and has done several music projects. Kid has completed 2 classic albums, with a third on the way called “TOP TIER” Kid is steadily selling out venues across the country and hitting the international markets as well.
David Anthony Love born in Brooklyn, raised in the Bronx, Kid Capri was born to be creative and ambitious. As a young child scaling his family’s old Zenith stereo system in the attempt to scratch records before he was even ten years old. Kid first inched his way onto the hip-hop scene with the grass-roots approach of club gigs and creating mixtapes. Kid is the original guru of mixtapes, as he saw their profit potential early in his career, he paved the way and other DJ’S followed.
A few venues Kid has deejayed for were Jay-z Oscar Party 2018, DJ Khaled Birthday Party, New York International Auto Show with Toyota and DJ Dougie Fresh. Kid embarked the 2018 Global Spin Awards in Los Angeles during NBA All Star weekend, Snoop Dogg presented Kid with the Red Award in honor of DJ Red Alert, Kid produced THE GOOD FOOT for Snoop Dogg 2018 release.
Kid also starred in Netflix’s Def Comedy Jam’s 25th Anniversary special.
In 2017 Kid Capri collaborated with Kendrick Lamar to narrate Kendrick’s new album, DAMN. Fans should look forward to more to come from this talented twosome. Kid Capri’s infamous voice was also featured in the 2017 Tupac film “All Eyes On Me”.
Kid Capri has begun hosting Kid Capri’s Block Party every weekend on Sirius XM-Fly. Kid Capri’s block party bridges the gap with throwbacks to new tracks, he interview’s the biggest names in the industry, and delivers fresh features to keep the playlist on tilt.
In January 2016, Kid Capri premiered his voice and sounds as part of Jennifer Lopez’s first ever headlining residency, “Jennifer Lopez – ALL I HAVE” in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. When J Lo was preparing for her residency she knew there was no other DJ to ask to introduce the “Bronx” segment of her show that would be more appropriate, and more capable than the “World’s Greatest” to get her audiences beyond pumped up.
More about KOOL MOE DEE
Mohandas Dewese (born August 8, 1962), better known by his stage name Kool Moe Dee, is an American Hip Hop MC prominent in the late 1970s through the early 1990s. He was one of the first rappers to earn a Grammy Award and was the first rapper to perform at the Grammys.
In 1990, he performed on Quincy Jones’ album Back on the Block along with fellow rappers Melle Mel, Big Daddy Kane and Ice-T. The album gained considerable critical and financial success and winning the 1991 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
A member of one of the original hip-hop crews, Treacherous Three, Kool Moe Dee later became a solo star in his own right in 1986 by teaming with a teenaged Teddy Riley (later famed as the king of new jack swing) on the crossover hit “Go See the Doctor.” The single earned him a contract with Jive Records, for which he recorded three successful late-’80s albums, dominated by his skillful speed-raps. A long-running feud with LL Cool J — who stole his aggressive stance and rapping style, he claims — gained Kool Moe Dee headlines for awhile, but he began to fade by the early ’90s.
Born Mohandas Dewese in 1963, Dee was an early hit at local block parties, performing with high-school buddies L.A. Sunshine and Special K plus DJ Easy Lee as Treacherous Three. Introduced to longtime producer Bobby Robinson (Gladys Knight, the Orioles) by Spoonie Gee, Treacherous Three debuted on wax in 1980 with “The New Rap Language,” released on Robinson‘s Enjoy Records. “Body Rock” and “Feel the Heartbeat” followed during 1980-1981 before Robinson sold the group’s contract to Sugar Hill Records. Treacherous Three recorded several singles for Sugar Hill, but broke up by the mid-’80s.
Instead of climbing aboard the solo wagon after the breakup, Kool Moe Dee enrolled in college. After earning a communications degree from SUNY, he enlisted an unknown producer for his solo debut, “Go See the Doctor.” The 17-year-old Teddy Riley more than vindicated himself, though, and the single became an underground hit. By 1986, Kool Moe Dee was signed to Jive Records, and his self-titled debut album appeared that same year.
The History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the emancipation of slavery in the state of Texas. Historically, the celebration falls on June 19th and commemorates the day in 1865 that Texans were told by Union troops that the Civil War had ended and that all slaves were now freed. Though the Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863, there was little impact on the lives of Texans until 1865.
Today, Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.