Donaldsonville prepares for Juneteenth Festival

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Posted: Jun 4, 2014 3:10 PM by Brock Sues
Updated: Jun 4, 2014 3:30 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: juneteenth, donaldsonville, festival, music, freedom

DONALDSONVILLE - Officials announced that final preparations are under way for the 18th Annual Juneteenth Music Freedom Festival coming up this weekend.

The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. on Sunday June 8 in Louisiana Square on Railroad Ave. and lasts until 7 p.m.

Visitors can expect musical performance from the River Road African American Museum Sign Language Ensemble, Christian music artist Tanesha Craig and Friends, Joel Jones Male Chorus and Community Choir, Quiana Lynell and the Lush Life, Limitless and the funky sounds of the Michael Foster Project.

Attendees can also expect a wide variety of food options and vendor booths for shopping.

Juneteenth celebrations are held throughout the country every year to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.

Entrance into the event is free and open to the public.

For updates about the festival, be sure to check their Facebook page for the latest information.

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