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JUNETEENTH RHYTHM & RIBS FESTIVAL 2019





Juneteenth Rhythm & Ribs Festival 2019 at Lakeview Pavilion

The Voice Inc. and the City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department are joining forces again for the 11th annual FREE Round Rock Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Festival from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, and a full day of entertainment from 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 15, at the Lakeview Pavilion in Old Settlers Park.

This is a FREE event for the entire family and only $5 (cash) to park. Parking fees go right back into the Juneteenth event to keep the event FREE for all.

2019 Schedule
The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, with an opening ceremony at 7:45 p.m. See full entertainment schedule below.

The entertainment on Saturday kicks off at 2:30 p.m. 

There will also be a health fair, moonwalks, clowns, games, food, retail vendors and much, much more!

To get more information about the Juneteenth Festival and to register for the barbeque contest or vendor booths, visit www.thevoicerr.com.

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, June 14
7:45 p.m. Opening ceremony
8:15 p.m. OWBC Judah Praise
8:30 p.m. OWBC Sanctuary Choir
9:00 p.m. Next Town Down
10:30 p.m. TBA
 
Saturday, June 15
2:00 p.m. Festival Opens
2:30 p.m. TBA
4:00 p.m. BBQ Cook-off winners announced
5:00 p.m. TBA
5:35 p.m. Soul Tree Collective
6:10 p.m. The Levites
7:25 p.m. TBA
8:30 p.m. TBA
10:30 p.m. Kid Capri (Grammy Award winning DJ/Producer)

The History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the emancipation of slavery in the state of Texas. Historically, the celebration falls on June 19th and commemorates the day in 1865 that Texans were told by Union troops that the Civil War had ended and that all slaves were now freed. Though the Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863, there was little impact on the lives of Texans until 1865.

Today, Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.

Photo of the band Next Town Down, performing at Juneteenth Rhythm & Ribs Festival 2019