The 2020 Tarrant County Harambee Festival will be streamed live via YouTube, Facebook, and other social media platforms on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m. The festival will be preluded by a Seafood, Chicken & Blues Festival Friday, October 2nd, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Grab your favorite seafood and/or chicken dish and get comfortable in your favorite spot in front of your tv or computer and enjoy the sounds of national blues artists Tatum Jackson and Andrew (Jr. Boy) & Kerrie Lepai Jackson.
Saturday morning will begin with a Car Show presented by local Mustang and Corvette Clubs followed by an Anti-Bullying Rally featuring students from Fort Worth and Crowley ISDs and headlined by Local Rapper Lou Charle$ https://www.whoisloucharles.com. Also, JPS Health Network, Ella Mae Shamblee Library and Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority will partner with the festival and present a Health & Wellness Forum via Zoom on Saturday Morning.
The afternoon entertainment line-up will feature Fort Worth’s own homegrown artists, the Legends of Funky Town Band https://www.facebook.com/thefunkytownlegends and the legendary Taylor Pace https://www.taylorpacemusic.com. World renowned Michael Guinn will present a Poetry Slam.
The evening will include a Gospel Hour presented by local gospel artists and Jock Lewis Music Ministries http://www.jocklewis.com. A panel discussion entitled “Healing in the Community,” featuring City and County Officials, Educational, Faith Based, and prominent Community Leaders will be moderated by Bob Ray Sanders.
The grand finale will feature a memorial video honoring citizens who have lost their lives due to the effects of COVID-19 and police brutality and social injustice; Sheran Goodspeed Keaton http://www.sherankeyton.com will sing a song of peace during the video.
The event is produced by the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society.