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BET Awards plans Mobile Tour stop at Juneteenth Festival

The 18th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival is set to kick off in Douglass Park in North Memphis June 17-19.  The 18th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival is set to kick off in Douglass Park in North Memphis June 17-19.

There will be music, entertainment, food vendors, games, exhibits, horseback rides, kiddy rides, and a 20-foot BET trailer and truck measuring 16 feet.

The Juneteenth festival is one of several events across the country that BET Awards ’11 will visit before the BET Awards Experience Mobile Tour comes to an end in Los Angeles for the live telecast on June 26 honoring the extraordinary achievements of African Americans in music, entertainment and sports.

The mobile unit will be set up in the park for one day on June 17 to create awareness for festival-goers who want to experience the BET Awards. There will be branded giveaways, a BET Viewer’s Choice Voting Booth, a BET Awards interactive game, social media uploads, and a BET Awards video booth where consumers can create and send a video to friends.

Kevin Hart will host the BET Awards, featuring Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle and Steve Harvey.

Juneteenth is honoring The Divine Nine, a collaborative of African-American fraternities and sororities: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity.

The festival, which will be held in Douglass Park at 1616 Ash St., is free.

For more information, call Juneteenth Festival founder Glynn Johns-Reed at 901-385-4943, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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