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It’s time for the Function at the Junction

07.22.2008 by André Natta · → 1 Comment

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It’s time for the Junction to be jumping again. The 23rd annual Function at The Junction will take place this Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. in Erskine Hawkins Park in Ensley. This year the festival will feature national recording acts Shirley Brown (of Woman to Woman fame) & EU (y’all remember Da Butt, if not, click and take a listen.) It’s a celebration of music on the city’s West side and a homecoming for many (normal reported estimates put the crowd at 4,000 people).

The merchants in the neighborhood’s historic downtown area will be hosting an evening of entertainment and fun on Friday night. You’ll be able to enjoy the Minister Prince Yelder & the Disciples of Christ and the Abyssinia Youth Choir near Marino’s on Avenue E & The Js and a performance from Walls Dance Studio along 19th Street Ensley from 5 – 8 p.m. Beginning at 8, folks can wander over to the outdoor stage in front of the Westside Lounge (corner of 17th Street and Avenue E, Ensley) and hear from Neo Jazz Collective and Daniel “José” Carr.

Saturday’s schedule follows:

10 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Grand Parade through Ensley
10:50 a.m. 10:55 a.m. Invocation
10:55 a.m. 11:15 a.m. The Pillows
11:25 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Christian Heart Gospel Group
11:55 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Kumba Gospel Band
12:25 p.m. 12:55 p.m. The Golden Humming Birds of Birmingham
1:05 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Eric Johnson Band
1:55 p.m. 2:40 p.m. Reggae Band
2:50 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Season to Please
3:40 p.m. 4:20 p.m. Birmingham Heritage Band
4:30 p.m. 4:40 p.m. Dignitaries and neighborhood recognition
4:50 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Leon McMullins & band
5:40 p.m. 6:20 p.m. Force Five Band
6:30 p.m. 7:40 p.m. KALU Band & Show
7:50 p.m. 8:50 p.m. EU
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Shirley Brown
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amanda braddock
amanda braddock

hate that i will be missing doin' da butt, but i will be supporting the terminal, bright henry, and vulture whale...