Swamp Stomp festival to feature regional bands

THIBODAUX – The entire region is invited to the first ever Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival – a musical celebration of south Louisiana culture – slated for Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, at Nicholls State University.

swamp-stump-poster-09-for-webFestival gates will open to the public at noon Friday, March 20, in the parking lot adjacent to John L. Guidry Stadium. Admission is $10 at the gate – free for children 7 and under. The festival will kick off again on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the same daily admission charge.

Visit www.nicholls.edu/swamp_stomp for complete event information.

“Swamp Stomp promises to be a great entertainment venue for anyone who loves Cajun and Zydeco music, local foods and locally made art and crafts,” said Brenda Haskins, festival committee co-chair and director of auxiliary services at Nicholls. “We invite everyone to attend our festival and pass a good time.”

Musical talents scheduled to perform include the Lost Bayou Ramblers; Renaissance Cadienne; Geno Delafose and the French Rockin’ Boogie; Les Freres Michot; T’Canaille; Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band; Treater; Pine Leaf Boys; Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas; Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys; Waylon Thibodeaux: Louisiana Rockn’ Fiddler; and Cajun Toujour.

Current Swamp Stomp sponsors include Buquet Distributing; Byron Talbot Contractors; Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program; Heart Center of Lafourche; PRO-NSU; Coca Cola; Coastal Commerce Bank; Whitney National Bank; Student Programming Association at Nicholls State University; Lea Rutter Homes; Community Bank; New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation Community Partnership Grant; Hampton Inn – Thibodaux; Bayou Signs; CONCO Foods; Coastal Broadcasting; and Reeco Rentals.

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