Louisiana Swamp Festival celebrates Louisiana Cajun culture and heritage through education and entertainment. Come down to hear some of the best cajun and zydeco music around. Check our the music schedule:
Saturday, November 3
CAPITAL ONE STAGE
10:25am - 11:45am Lafayette Rhythm Devils
12:05pm - 1:25pm Swamp Fiddler Tribute feat. Sarah Jayde Williams
1:45pm - 3:05pm Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
3:25pm - 4:45pm Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers
LOUISIANA SWAMP EXHIBIT
12:00pm - 1:15pm Lafourche Cajun Band
1:30pm - 2:15pm Cajun Music Petting Zoo
2:15pm - 4:00pm Lafourche Cajun Band
Sunday, November 4
CAPITAL ONE STAGE
10:25am - 11:45am Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
12:05pm - 1:25pm Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
Repeats every week until Sun Dec 30 2012 except Sun Dec 23 2012.
Catch the Yat Pack on Sundays from 8:30-midnight at The Max in Metairie near the Clearview exit. The Yat Pack is a New Orleans-based band that brings back the Swing Era with a Vegas flair - the classic Big Band sounds of Sinatra & Bobby Darin to contemporary artists like Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr.
Musical tribute by The Next Generation and special guests.
Concert begins at 5 p.m. with reception to follow at 6 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
This event is a collaboration by Tulane's Jazz Studies program and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South through its Music Rising program. Battiste will be feted by former jazz students in a celebration of his music life. Battiste is a retired musician, arranger and music educator who served as the musical director for Sam Cooke, Sonny & Cher, Dr. John and others.
He will sign copies of his memoir, unfinished blues: Memories of New Orleans Music Man at the reception.
In honor of Veterans Day, the New Orleans Concert Band (NOCB) will be performing their annual Veterans Day concert this Sunday, November 4 at the UNO Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall. The concert, which begins at 3 p.m., is free and open to the public, and can be enjoyed by the whole family as a way to honor our nation’s Veterans and support the New Orleans music community.
The concert will feature patriotic favorites, including "Yankee Doodle" and "Armed Forces Salute," as well as selections from two Broadway favorites,West Side Story and A Chorus Line. Sunday's concert will also feature a performance of "Lincoln Portrait," narrated by WDSU news anchor and NOCB band member, Norman Robinson.