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Jackie Venson to perform 'Black national anthem' at Austin FC match in honor of Juneteenth

Venson will also play a sold-out show at Antone's Saturday night.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin FC are taking note of the fact their first home game falls on Juneteenth with a special performance by a local musician.

According to the club's Matchday Guide, just before the 8 p.m. kickoff, Austin singer-songwriter and guitarist Jackie Venson will perform "Lift Every Voice and Sing," often referred to as the "Black national anthem."

"Feelings are off the charts, these are my dreams coming true and it's happening in my home town," Venson tweeted on Saturday morning.

Venson played a sold-out show at Antone's on East Fifth Street on Friday night and will play a second sold-out show on Saturday night following her appearance at Q2 Stadium. Venson will be joined at Antone's by her father, musician Andrew Venson, and his band.

Austin FC kicks off their ninth match of the 2021 Major League Soccer (MLS) season against the San Jose Earthquakes at 8 p.m. CST. For more on how and where to watch, plus a preview of the game, click here.

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