Juneteenth Festival coming to Old Settlers Park!
“The Voice” Inc. and the City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department are joining forces again for the 4th annual Round Rock Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Celebration on Friday, June 15 (6:30 pm to 10:00 pm) and Saturday, June 16 (11:00 am to 10:00 pm) at the Rabb Pavilion in Old Settlers Park located at 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd. The event is FREE for the entire family!
The festivities begin on Friday, June 17 at 6:30 pm with a Night of Jazz. The celebration continues Saturday, June 16 at 11:00 am. The barbeque cook-off participants arrive at 8:00 am Saturday to receive ribs and cook until judging at 1:00 pm. At 12:00 pm, the opening welcome from the Round Rock City Council kicks off the day’s festivities.
The entertainment on Saturday includes the headliner Les and the Funk Mob. Funk Mob will perform at 7:00pm! There will also be carnival rides, clowns, games, a car show, a health fair, food, retail vendors and much, much more!
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the emancipation of slavery in the state of Texas. Today, Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.
To get more information about the Juneteenth celebration and to register for the barbeque contest or vendor booths, visit www.thevoicerr.com. Admission and parking for this event are free.
The Funk Mob lay down an intense, groove-ridden funk and soul so old school it will take you back. Then, they’ll bring you back with the undeniable sounds of today’s hottest Top 40, hip-hop, R&B, and rock. This Texas based band contains a lineup of the most accomplished musicians playing in this genre anywhere. Known for its unparalleled stage performance and ability to connect and engage its crowd, The Funk Mob consistently pushes stylistic boundaries while embracing a treasured old school tradition. Anchored by a seamless rhythm lineup, and fronted with an ensemble of the most powerful, soulful, and smoothest vocals in the business, this team of funkmeisters unites for one multi-dimensional sound.
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