The Juneteenth Celebration 2017! Celebration & Proclamation!
BY JIMMIE WILLIAMS
Photo Credit: 106Photo Nancy Brown
ORLANDO - Superman Reginald Dantzler did it again by coming to Central Florida to rescue us all over again. It’s no secret that this guy works night and day putting together gospel, hip hop, reggae and R&B concerts. Every time I see you Mr. Reginald Dantzler, you're showing up just in time to save the day. We here in Central Florida appreciate your dedication to the art of music. The Juneteenth Celebration is celebrated throughout the U.S. as people of color celebrate their freedom. The day got off to a somewhat bad start, but we have a secret weapon, Mr. Superman "Reginald Dantzler”. He made sure we had water and power for the stage. I have been to all types of concerts, but one of the best concerts was "The Juneteenth Celebration." The reason is because of what it means to me and that is freedom. As a bassist, I have performed for The Juneteenth Celebration several times over the years. It has been my pleasure to work with former Senator Geraldine Thompson assisting her to make this year’s event the best it could be. There were entertainers that came from near and far, such as The Tallahassee Nights Band out of Tallahassee, Florida and Special Formula Band out of Jacksonville, Florida along with comedian A-Train who hosted the event. Okay,,. now you know it got crazy. Lol! This guy is too funny. He kept everyone entertained throughout the concert and he's also from Jacksonville, Florida. There is a list of entertainers that performed for the Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday and Sunday. Other artists were Lisa Young, Vanessa Garland and TJ Bristol who all performed on Sunday for the Father's Day Brunch at the Wells Built Museum as part of the Juneteenth Celebration. La'Tasha Davis performing gospel brought down the house with her performance on Saturday's celebration at the John H Jackson Center. I'd like to thank former Senator Thompson for letting my organization Drop D No Limits Foundation to be a part of organizing and assisting with some of the details to the make the Juneteenth event a success on its first year back in the City Beautiful, Orlando Florida.