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Nicholls ‘Tresors du Bayou’ free and open to public

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University invites the region to the outdoor Bayou French Education Program, or “Tresors du Bayou,” scheduled for Friday, March 18, near John L. Guidry Stadium. Intended as a prelude to the opening show of the 3rd annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival, “Tresors du Bayou” is free and open to the public.

The program will feature local musicians, historians and craftsmen performing for local school children, Nicholls students and guests. Dance instructors will also be on hand to teach guests the Cajun Waltz, Cajun Two-Step and Cajun Jitterbug. “Tresors du Bayou” will end with a free concert featuring Amanda Shaw and The Cute Guys.

A complete schedule of events follows:

9 to 9:45 a.m.

  • Treater and Cajun Waltz Dance Lesson, Zydeco-Cajun Dance Productions LLC
  • Ann Vidrine, Cajun/French Fiddler, Storyteller
  • The Nelson Plaisance Family, Wood Carving Demonstration
  • Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, Wetlands Education
  • Janie Luster, United Houma Nation, Native American Craft

10 to 10:45 a.m.

  • Treater and Cajun Two-Step Dance Lessons, Zydeco-Cajun Dance Productions LLC
  • Carl Parfait, United Houma Nation, Net-Making Demonstration
  • Roland Cheramie, Cajun Band Instrument Demonstration
  • Bill Hill, Saddle Making Demonstration
  • John Folse Culinary Institute, Cooking Demonstration

11 to 11:45 a.m.

  • Treater and Cajun Jitterbug Dance Lessons, Zydeco-Cajun Dance Productions LLC
  • Ann Vidrine, Cajun/French Fiddler, Storyteller
  • Ellen McCord, Paper Pulp Art Demonstration
  • Mitch Samaha, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Fur Trapping in Louisiana
  • Janie Luster, United Houma Nation, Native American Craft

Noon to 1:45 p.m.

  • Free Concert – Amanda Shaw and The Cute Guys

“Tresors du Bayou” is sponsored by the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) and supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Houma Regional Arts Council.

For additional information, go to www.nicholls.edu/swamp_stomp.

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