Acworth resets rained-out Juneteenth concert

Acworth officials rescheduled the city's first ever Juneteenth celebration, an event that was rained out June 19. (File photo)
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Acworth officials rescheduled the city's first ever Juneteenth celebration, an event that was rained out June 19. (File photo)

Acworth has set a new date for the city’s inaugural Juneteenth event, which was postponed due to inclement weather earlier this year.

City Council rescheduled the community festival for 3-7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Logan Farm Park, 4405 Cherokee St.

The free event will feature an outdoor concert by Total Package Band, an R&B cover band that specializes in oldies. The live performance begins at 5 p.m.

Red Top Brewhouse will sell food and refreshments. Attendees should bring blankets and folding chairs.

Acworth was one of three Cobb County cities that planned their first Juneteenth events this year.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is a celebration of the emancipation of Black slaves in the U.S. Concert of the Green, Acworth’s Juneteenth celebration, was originally slated for June 19. But rain forced a city officials to cancel the event on that day.

Juneteenth has been observed by African Americans since the 1860s. The observance gained popularity in recent years, particularly after protests surrounding the death of George Floyd in 2020. That culminated with President Joe Biden signing a bill passed by both chambers of Congress on June 17 that made Juneteenth a federal holiday.