The Gretna Heritage Festival is the West Bank's biggest and best music festival, located in historic Gretna, Louisiana, from October 2-4, 2009. They've got 8 music stages, plenty of food vendors with delicious New Orleans dishes, and lots of artisans with cool stuff for sale. And for the kids (and kids at heart) there are carnival rides and games.
The headliners this year are amazing, including Chicago, Kool & the Gang, and Allen Toussaint, plus dozens more top acts from Louisiana and around the country. Check out the lineup below, and visit the Gretna Heritage Festival web site for more information and complete schedules for each day.
Marc Broussard, Kool & the Gang, Dash Rip Rock, Cowboy Mouth, The James Rivers Movement, Anders Osborne, Clarence Carter, Soul Rebels, The Topcats, Louie Prima Jr., The Jesse Moore Band, Burgundy, The New Orleans Bingo! Show, Kajun Pryde, Skeeter Thomassie's Swamp Pop Allstars, Storyville Stompers Band, Wild Magnolias, Bobby Lonero, The Yat Pac
Los Lonely Boys, Allen Toussaint, Chicago, Jenny Brooks, Eric Lindell, Soul Asylum, The Wiseguys, Ryan Foret & The Foret Tradition, Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, The Medics, Na Na Sha, Bag of Donuts, Aaron Foret, Big Al & the Heavyweights, Chicken on the Bone, Ruff-N-Ready Band, Lindsay Mendez Band, Danny Alexander Blues Band, New Wave Brass Band, The Wild Magnolias, Bobby Lonero, The Yat Pac, Louie Prima Jr.
The Guess Who, Jo Dee Messina, Meriwether, Better Than Ezra, Jon Cleary, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, John Mooney & Bluesiana, The Chee Weez, Brent Burns, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys, The Peccadillos, The Revealers, Junior & Sumtin Sneaky, Smitty Dee's Brass Band, Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians, Bobby Lonero, The Yat Pac