Jazz greats such as Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong once played on Welton Street, recalls Webb.
This year, there will be over 25 groups performing on three stages, with a variety of entertainment for all ages, says Brother Jeff, a community activist and one of the Juneteenth organizers. Jazz, blues, gospel, R&B and hip-hop will be featured, as well as fashion shows and theatrical reenactments from African-American history.
Children will enjoy storytelling, games and rides, and people of all ages can savor the food and amble about the vendor and non-profit organization booths. A special health pavilion will also dispense information.
The rebirth begins with a parade at 10 a.m. at Fuller Park, 29th Avenue and Williams Street (in front of Manual High School); the fest itself takes place on Welton Street, between 24th and 28th, in historic Five Points. For information, call 303-297-0823.
Sat., June 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2008