Posted: Nov 27, 2012 3:59 PM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Bayou Country Superfest has landed some of the genre's biggest names for its 2013 presentation, including Lady Antebellum, the Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker.
The festival is in its fourth year and has become one of Louisiana's largest entertainment events outside New Orleans, drawing about 75,000 country music fans each year.
The lineup, which was announced Tuesday by festival producer Quint Davis and state officials at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, also includes The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Rodney Atkins, Love and Theft and Frankie Ballard.
The festival is set for May 25-26 - Memorial Day weekend - at Tiger Stadium.
Davis also produces the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, held earlier in the spring.
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said the festival is an opportunity to pay homage to the state's roots in country music.
"We are thrilled to partner with the Superfest again and look forward to celebrating both our musical heritage and our servicemen and women at the big event over Memorial Day weekend," he said.
Previous Bayou Country headliners include Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean and Sara Evans.
As in years past, a free tailgate party will be held outside Tiger Stadium with live country music before the festival begins.
Reserved-seat tickets in two-day packages and reserved parking go on sale Dec. 6 through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 800-745-3000. Single-day tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks.