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Free crawfish, live music, vaccinations to be available at upcoming Juneteenth event

3 years 1 month 4 days ago Monday, June 14 2021 Jun 14, 2021 June 14, 2021 8:44 AM June 14, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A holiday that honors the emancipation of African Americans who'd been enslaved in the United States will be commemorated in Baton Rouge this week.

A capital area Annual Juneteenth Celebration is scheduled to take place Saturday, June 19 at Gus Young Park from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

Those who attend will enjoy free crawfish as well as musical performances by singer/guitarist Kenny Neal and the Neal Family.

Attendees can also take the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as healthcare representatives from CareSouth Medical will be on hand to administer vaccinations.

Any attendees who chose to become vaccinated at the event will receive a free Photo Booth picture in addition to being entered into a drawing to win $1,000 and a 75-inch television. 

The celebration is sponsored by a host of community partners in collaboration with State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle of District 61.

Other Juneteenth-related activities are scheduled to take place throughout the week, including:

Date: June 18, 2021 

Event: Baton Rouge African American Museum (BRAAM) Juneteenth Celebration featuring live music, poetry, Keynote Speaker Raymond Jetson 

Location: Capitol Park Museum (600 N. Fourth St. )

Time: 6 p.m.   

Date: June 19, 2021 

Event: Unified Juneteenth Caravan (1750 Foss St. )

Location: Memorial Stadium, interested individuals can register for the event at Eventbrite.com 

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  


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