Arts and Entertainment
March 12, 2013From: Natchitoches Jazz and RandB Festival
Friday, April 12, 2013:
Cane River (Main) Stage:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Fat Chance
This newly-formed combo is made up of some of the areas most talented and veteran musicians who will play a wide variety of Rock & Roll, country, swamp pop, and blues.
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm: Extreme Caution
This rocking band is always a crowd favorite at the festival, playing a great mix of southern rock, country, alternative, and just good ol Rock & Roll.
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Cody Cook
8:45 pm - 10:15 pm: PopRocks! (80’s tribute)
This tribute band which calls itself “The Ultimate 80’s Experience”! Comprised of members of the popular Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs, PopRocks high energy show will have everyone singing along to their favorite 80’s hits.
Saturday, April 13, 2013:
Cane River (Main) Stage:
11:40 - 11:50 pm: Mayor of Natchitoches and Star Spangled Banner
11:50 - 12:50 pm: NSU Jazz Orchestra (Jazz/Big Band)
Led by NSU’s music professor Galindo Rodriguez, this group of NSU music students numbering over 20 strong, will fill the river- bank with great music to kick off the action on the main stage as they have done for several years.
1:10 - 2:10 pm: DC and the Zydeco Country Boys (Zydeco/ Cajun)
Definitely the area’s top zydeco band, DC and his group play a high-energy, crow- pleasing mix of Zydeco and Cajun originals and covers.
2:30 - 3:30 pm: Billy O'Con and The Convicts
3:50 - 4:50 pm: Trini Triggs
Trini Triggs is an American country music artist. In 1998, he released a self-titled album for MCG/Curb Records; produced by Chuck Howard and Anthony Smith, the album produced three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts that year. Triggs also charted a fourth single in 2004 on Asylum-Curb.
5:10 - 6:10 pm: Johnny Earthquake and The Moondogs
6:10 - 7:10 pm: Joe Stampley
7:30 - 9:00 pm: Eddie Money
9:25 - 10:55 pm: LA Roxx
Fleur de Lis Stage:
11:45 - 12:45 pm: Brad Dison
1:00 - 2:00 pm: The LaCour Trio (Rock/R&B, Swamp Pop)
A long time staple on the Natchitoches area music scene, the group has an infectious personality, and their sets of Rock & Roll, R&B, and funk pop always has the crowds dancing in the streets.
2:15 - 3:15 pm: Low Key
3:30 - 4:30 pm: Josh Hyde and The Hitchhikers(Blues/Rock)
Perennial favorite Josh Hyde from Alexandria has seemingly been playing this festival since he was a teenager and just keeps getting better. With several CD releases under his belt, Josh has developed a New Orleans style bluesy rock, with a little funk thrown in for good measure.
4:45 - 5:45 pm: Kelcy Mae
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Doc Couty and The Natchitoches Allstars(Rock/Swamp Pop/R&B)
Since moving to Natchitoches from Chicago several years ago, Doc has been making great music. He has assembled an allstar cast of musicians from the Natchitoches area who will have everyone dancing on the banks of the cane.
Roque House Stage:
12:00 - 1:00 pm: The Glenn Rainey Band
Glenn Rainey has long been regarded as one of the areas most versatile and talented musician and has put together a band to compliment that versatility. The band’s high energy set will have its roots in funk and rock.
1:15 - 2:15 pm: The Lukejazz Quartet
Led by Natchitoches guitar virtuoso Luke Brouilltte, The Lukejazz Quartet will feature this area’s most talented jazz musicians and feature a wide range of Jazz tunes from the classics to today.
2:30 - 3:30 pm: Caleb Elliot
3:45 - 4:45 pm: Justin Merritt Band
This group of young musicians from Sabine Parish plays a smokin’ mix of new country and Rock & Roll.
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Robin and The Bluebirds
This popular Shreveport group has long been known as one of the most versatile groups around, and display that versatility by laying down some great jazz and blues tunes featuring the silky smooth vocals of Robin Beach.
6:15 - 7:15 pm: Hardrick Rivers and Rivers Revue
When you think Natchitoches and music, the name Hardrick Rivers automatically comes to mind. Saxophonist Hardrick and his talented band of Cane River musicians are legendary in this area and not a week goes by that Hardrick is not performing at one venue or another. This will be Natchitoches music at its best with Hardrick’s unique mix of blues, Rock & Roll, soul, and swamp pop.
Date: April 12 and 13, 2013
National Historic Landmark District, 700 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457
April 12: Free
Ticket Prices - Advance
Adults - $8
Students - $4
Under 12 - Free
Ticket Prices - At Gate
Adults - $10
Students - $5
Under 12 - Free