Charles Sumner Post #25, Grand Army of the Republic will hold its first anniversary festival on June 20, 2015 from 10:00 am til dark at 206 South Queen Street, Chestertown.
At Noon we will gather at the Colored Soldiers Monument in Memorial Park in downtown Chestertown to lay a wreath in honor of those Civil War heroes who helped save the Nation.
In collaboration with Chestertown’s Music in the Park, the 2015 Juneteenth Festival will feature musical groups throughout the day culminating with the lead performance of the Vaughn Bratcher Project.
The day will feature reenactors of B Company, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (USCT), Buffalo Soldiers, games for children, tours of the newly restored Lodge, and a fish fry, along with crab cakes and soul food. Keynote speech will be presented by Dr. Clara Small.
June 20, 2015 Juneteenth Festival
10:00 Brian Black
10:30 Pam and Bob Ortiz
11:00 Simmons Family- Mary, Dave and Jon
11:30 Sensational Stars
Noon Wreath laying ceremony at Monument Park
1:00 Pilgrim Travelers- Allen Johnson
1:30 Robert Earl Price- Poetry
1:45 Dr. Clara L. Small – Keynote Speech
2:30 Bratcher Project- Vaughn Bratcher Jazz
4:00 Doc Stevens & Marilyn- Holy Ghost Band & Show
7:00 Garfield Gang and Friends- Music of the Civil War Era
8:00 Andre Sisco & Chris Copper