**According to the Franklin County Arts Council, today’s Juneteenth Celebration is canceled due to flooding in the park (Louisburg NC).**
Original May 29, 2017 article included below.
By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council
Franklin County Arts Council will sponsor their Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday afternoon, June 17, 2017, 1-4pm, at River Bend Park in Louisburg NC — located downtown at the end of Church Street.
TLC Entertainment has confirmed the following R&B and Gospel acts: Mr. Chenier, Bebe Smith, Kathy Powerhouse, Kimberly Charlene, and Derek Dion Daniels.
Come enjoy the beautiful park on the banks of the Tar River, listen to the music, and shop with our vendors. Visitors may bring a picnic lunch for themselves and a chair. There are playground areas with swings, slides and more for the children to enjoy.
The Diversity committee is accepting applications for free vendor space. Only packaged food is allowed, no hot or homecooked foods without a health department license. No alcohol is allowed in the park. Promotional, arts, crafts, and products are welcome. Email Jackie Dove-Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Find out more about the Franklin County Arts Council’s Diversity Team, and the 2017 Juneteenth Celebration, at fcacarts.org.
Ed. Note: See our article on 2017 Juneteenth celebrations across North Carolina here.