NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER RIVERBANK STAGE:
1:00-2:00–The Nakatosh Rhythm Chiefs (Classic and modern Jazz from the legendary Luke Brouillette and friends)
2:20-3:50–Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers–(High energy music from the Grammy-nominated member of Louisiana Zydeco’s royal family.)
4:10–5:10–Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs–(Regional favorites performing a tribute to R&B and Soul music as part of their “Great Outdoors Tour”).
5:25-6:25–Peter Rivera (Former lead singer of 70’s hit-making Motown recording artists Rare Earth, performing hits like “(I Just Want To) Celebrate”, and “Get Ready”).
7:00-8:30–Neal McCoy–(Country superstar with several chart-topping hits to his credit. His live shows are legendary for their high energy)
9:00-10:30–Back in Black–(Widely regarded as the World’s Greatest AC/DC Tribute Band, Back in Black will be performing a pitch-perfect recreation of an AC/DC live concert)
Southern Scripts Stage (Roque House)
12:00–Kelli Roberts Band (Variety)
1:00–LA Sweet T–(Latin Rhythms/Jazz)
2:00—50-Man Machine feat. The Thistle Scottish Dancers (Celtic/Americana)
3:00—Cane River Soul (Soul/funk/R&B)
4:00–Billy O’Con and Badd Apple (High energy classic rock)
5:00–Lucas Jagneaux–(Country singer-songwriter)
Alliance Compressors Stage (Fleur De Lis)
12:15–The Armadillo Jackals (Americana/Variety)
1:15–The Louisiana Sidemen Blues Band (Blues/R&B)
2:15–Breaktime for Frances (Alternative original rock)
4:15–The Turn-Ups–(Classic Rock/Variety)
5:15–The Snake Doctors–(Blues/Americana)
MC: Trini Triggs
The Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival has announced the lineups for the side stages at the Festival which will be held on the downtown Natchitoches Riverbank on May 22.
According to entertainment committee member Daniel Page, the Festival gives local and area musical acts an opportunity to shine. “I know our area musicians look forward to this opportunity every year”, said Page, “We feel like we have some of the best, most talented acts anywhere right here in our area and we want to spotlight them.”
The lineup on the Southern Scripts and Alliance Compressors stages continues with the festival tradition of featuring and wide and eclectic variety of music, featuring Celtic, Latin, Alternative, Americana, Country, Blues, Rock, and, of course, plenty of Jazz and R&B.
These acts are in addition to the lineup on the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Riverbank Stage, which will feature headliner Neal McCoy, Rare Earth lead singer Peter Rivera, Grammy-nominated Zydeco star Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers, AC/DC Tribute band Back in Black, regional favorites Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs, and local Jazz great Luke Brouillette and the Nakatosh Rhythm Chiefs.
Page said the general admission tickets are $30 for adults and are “selling like hot cakes”.
“I think folks are just ready to get out and see and hear live music”, Page continued “And they realize what a bargain it is to pay $30 to see 17 high-quality acts and enjoy a day of music. That’s less than $2 per band and you’d pay that to see Neal McCoy by himself!”
The Festival will be Covid-compliant and because of that, the number of people who can be present on the riverbank is limited by the Fire Marshal and right now are limited to no more than 3000. Once those are sold, the event will be “Sold Out”.