More than 2,000 Richmond residents already have confirmed plans to attend the free event at the Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music at VUU by registering online, about doubling the prior year’s free Juneteenth concert attendance. Happily, the VUU campus has beautiful outdoor areas where large monitors and speakers could provide on the grass seating for up to 3,000 more gospel music enthusiasts.
- JenCare Senior Medical Center, a senior-focused primary care practice providing best-in-class care for thousands of underserved seniors in Richmond and Tidewater Virginia, as well as in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky and Louisiana is a proud sponsor of this Saturday’s Sounds of Freedom: Juneteenth Gospel Concert and Health Fair at Virginia Union University (1500 North Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220).
“I pray that there is a JenCare center in every city and state. We need what you guys are giving out.” Hezekiah Walker
During an interview this week, the Grammy-winning artist, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, explained, “I am so excited about this year, because we partnered with JenCare. And when we met with JenCare they were very passionate about the older people. We wanted to do this concert to celebrate our seniors. And I said, ‘yes, let’s do it.'”
Bishop Walker added, “It’s 100 percent free. So, we need everybody to come and support it. Let’s pack our Virginia Union campus ground. Let’s make our voice be heard. I pray that there is a JenCare center in every city and state. We need what you guys are giving out. You know, I’m going to be pushing for New York, for Pennsylvania, where I have another church. Our seniors need to experience that all over the world. So, I tip my hat to you. So, we are going to make sure that everyone coming knows we need JenCare in our area.”
“We are regular folks, helping regular folks like they are members of our family,” said Lisa Price Stevens, M.D., MPH, MBA, FACP, regional chief medical officer for all JenCare centers in Virginia. “We deliver affordable VIP care that includes patients having their primary care doctor’s cell phone number, and being able to see their doctor same day, either by telehealth or a safe in-person appointment.”
“Please join us this Saturday at VUU, the beautiful campus founded in 1865 to give newly emancipated freedmen an opportunity for education of the mind in an ethical, religious environment,” added Dr. Stevens. “You are going to love seeing and hearing four hours of truly amazing performances by Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Dorinda Clark Cole, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Patrick Riddick & D’vyne Worship, Donte McCutchen & Levitical Priest, Earl Bynum, The Legendary Ingramettes, Peggy Brit & Latter Reign, JR Nelson, Virginia Union Gospel Choir, and more.”
Doors open at 2:00 PM and lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. There is no parking on campus.