Mayor to play harmonica during Juneteenth performance

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Updated: 6/21/2013 1:51 pm Published: 6/21/2013 1:50 pm

The mayor will play the harmonica as part of the Juneteenth celebration on Friday.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett will play his harmonica with saxophonist Tom Braxton at 9:15 p.m. in a special jazz rendition of the song, “Peg.” The performance is part of One Tulsa Productions’ “Juneteenth 2013,” at the Guthrie Green Urban Outdoor Stage downtown Tulsa on June 21 and 22 beginning nightly at 5 p.m. The event is free for the public.

Friday night kicks off with a special appearance from DJ “Just Dizie Le Champion” from Paris, France; Atlanta native rhythm and blues sensation Branjae, and “Wayman Tisdale Artist Challenge” winners ‘Wall Street." Friday's headliner will be national smooth jazz artist Tom Braxton.

Saturday night’s celebration starts with a recitation of the Emancipation Proclamation and a special dance performance by A Pocket Full of Hope, followed by The Neo-Soul duet of the Hamilton Sister’s Tammy and Brandy better known as H2.0 and Tulsa’s own Smooth Jazz sensation Eldridge Jackson. Saturday’s headliners will be Tulsa’s top soul and R & B Stars all on stage at one time: the “ONE Tulsa All-Stars” featuring Charlie Redd, Tony Mason, Arthur Thompson and Adrian Robbins.

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