Tresors du Bayou (Treasures of the Bayou) is one of two free educational programs sponsored by the Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival planning committee. Tresors du Bayou is geared to area grade school children who are invited each year to participate in a field trip to this amazing event; however, it is open to the public and will be of great interest to anyone who wants to know what life was like along Bayou Lafourche throughout our history.
Tresors du Bayou offers art, history, music, dance lessons, craftsmen, etc. (30 + booths/programs); parts of our past and present which have helped to make South Louisiana culture so alluring and captivating to others. Tresors du Bayou is about keeping our history alive, educating and inspiring our children, and sharing our unique culture with the world.
Tresors du Bayou includes several well known South Louisiana musicians and arts and crafts vendors. Starting at 8:30 a.m. Roland Cheramie and Friends will be performing Cajun music like no other band in this area. Roland Cheramie and Friends will perform in conjunction with a dance troupe, Zydeco/Cajun Dance Productions who be teaching guests how to dance the Cajun Waltz, Cajun Two-Step, and Cajun Jitterbug. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of locally made products specific to the cultures of south Louisiana. Various food and drink items will also be available for purchase. A lunchtime concert will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring Amanda Shaw and The Cute Guys. Gina Forsyth and Waylon Thibodeaux will follow with a thirty minute post lunch Cajun Fiddle Showcase on the main stage and then Roland Cheramie and Friends will retake the stage until Tresors ends at 2:20 p.m.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Please see the links below for an updated printable schedule and printable list of performers and presenters. Please note that schools may start at 8:30 a.m. or come as late as 9:45 a.m. and leave as early as 1:10 p.m. or stay until the end at 2:20 p.m. We will be sending information to the area school principals this December with an updated schedule and list of presenters and performers. Thank you for your patience as we create an even bigger and better program for this year.
Tresors du Bayou is funded through grants sponsored by the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), the Houma Regional Arts Council, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.