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