The Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Festival is on Saturday, June 19 from 4 p.m. – midnight at the Lakeview Pavilion in Old Settlers Park (3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock).
Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Festival
There will live music, food, retail vendors and more. Music artists include JAY SHALÉ / DJ SHALÉ, Eric Bellinger, Montell Jordan, and more.
Admission is FREE and parking is just $5 per car.
More information here.
4:00 p.m. Opening ceremony
JAY SHALÉ / DJ SHALÉ
The History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. It’s the celebration of the emancipation of slavery in Texas. Every June 19th, we celebrate the day in 1865 that Texans were told by Union troops that the Civil War had ended and that all slaves were now free. In addition, the name Juneteenth is a combination of “June” and “nineteenth” in honor of the date of Granger’s announcement and first appeared around 1903.