THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University will host the sixth annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival, a musical celebration of south Louisiana culture, Friday, March 21, through Sunday, March 23.
The festival has been named one of March’s “Top 20 events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Visitors are invited to experience south Louisiana’s unique Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop music, a variety of regional foods and presentations on local history, culture and economic development. Top cooks will perfect their roux at the annual Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off Saturday, March 22, and you can burn off that gumbo at the annual 5K Can-Can and 1 Mile White Boot Waddle walk/run. There’s also a carnival, arts and crafts fair, and the Tresors du Bayou Educational Program, a popular attraction for thousands of primary and secondary school students.
Sponsors for this year’s event include: Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program; Jubilee Festival of the Arts; Louisiana Lottery; The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. Community Partnership Grant; New Orleans Regional Arts Council; Peltier Foundation; and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.
The Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival is supported by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the Louisiana Swamp Stomp website at nicholls.edu/swamp-stomp.
2014 Music Line-up:
Friday, March 21, 2014: Down the Bayou Block Party
3:30-4:30 p.m. Free Zydeco Dance Lessons with Zydeco/Cajun Dance Productions
4:30-6:20 p.m. Treater Band
6:30-8:20 p.m. Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
8:30-10:30 p.m. Corey Ledet
Saturday, March 22, 2014: Family Fun Day
Bring the whole family! Children can visit the Kid Zone for activities and games.
9:30-10:30 a.m. Free Zydeco Dance Lessons with Zydeco/Cajun Dance Productions
10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Waylon Thibodeaux
12:30-2:20 p.m. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
2:30-4:20 p.m. Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express
4:30-6:20 p.m. Soul Creole
6:30-8:20 p.m. Don Rich
8:30-10:30 p.m. Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys
Sunday, March 23, 2014: Cajun Fais-Do-Do Day
10:00-10:30 a.m. Free Zydeco Dance Lessons with Zydeco/Cajun Dance Productions
10:30 a.m.-11:50 p.m. Ryan Brunet and The Malfecteurs
Noon-1:20 p.m. Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas
1:30-2:50 p.m. Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours
3:00-4:20 p.m. Pine Leaf Boys
4:30-6:00 p.m. Geno Delafose & The French Rock’n Boogie