Juneteenth 2020: Stay Black and Live is a virtual Juneteenth festival based in Austin, TX. Watch the stream live at 6pm on June 19, 2020 on juneteenthatx.com!

A collaboration with several Black organizations in Austin’s historic East side (G.E.A.Y.A., Six Square, CarverMuseumATX, Carver Library, and Jump On It), this year’s Juneteenth celebration emphasizes not only the timeless themes of freedom and perseverance, but also recognizes the unprecedented times we’re currently living through.

Before our online program starts, the 10,000 Fearless First Responders will be distributing free plates to the communities most in need on the East side.

With additional support from The Vortex, Stay Black and Live will be streaming across multiple online platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, and on the Juneteenth website) on June 19, 2020 starting at 6pm. City Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison will kick off the festivities with a welcome message. NOOK will then introduce Freedom Desk, our music and spoken word performance series that will feature artists from the Austin/Travis County area.

We’ll also have a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses. Proceeds will benefit G.E.A.Y.A. and Six Square as these organizations continue to tirelessly serve the African-American community in Austin.

Stay Black and Live will continue through the night with an after party hosted by Capitol View Arts.

In addition to the virtual programming on June 19th, The VORTEX shares broadcasts of Tyler English-Beckwith’s TWENTYEIGHT (Thursday, June 18th @ 8pm), Lisa B. Thompson’s Underground (Saturday, June 20th @ 8pm), and Krysta Gonzales’s Robin Hood: An Elegy (Sunday, June 21st @ 7:30pm). These plays will be simulcast on The VORTEX and Juneteenth 2020 social channels and websites.

For full programming details, visit

TWENTYEIGHT:

Underground:

Robin Hood: An Elegy:

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