Nov 5, 2013 3:27 PM by MELISSA CANONE
ROOTSTOCK, a new community festival benefitting Louisiana Folk Roots, will be held from Noon-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at the Beaver Park baseball fields near Vermilionville on Fisher Road in Lafayette. The festival will feature hand-made crafts, local food vendors and a 1,000-square-foot hardwood dance floor under a spacious tent.
Featured dance bands include, in order of appearance: Horace Trahan & The Ossun Express; Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys; Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars with special guests Johnnie Allan and Tommy McLain; and Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys with special guest David Greely.
Admission will be $20 at the festival gates. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.
"Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop music are of course a perfect complement to our amazing local foods, craft brews and handmade crafts," notes LFR Executive Director Todd Mouton. "We are thrilled to be working with so many community partners to launch this great new festival," Mouton adds.
Children's activities, local food trucks, and craft beers from Bayou Teche Brewing will also be focal points of the new event. ROOTSTOCK will benefit the year-round programming of Louisiana Folk Roots, which includes the annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week and LFR's Cajun & Creole Summer Camp for Kids, both of which are held at Lafayette's Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park.
"Louisiana Folk Roots was founded in 2000 with a mission to nurture, share and perpetuate Louisiana's cultural expressions," says LFR Board President and renowned Cajun musician Ray Abshire. "ROOTSTOCK will do just that, while adding a great new festival to the regional scene."
For more information on ROOTSTOCK, please visit www.lafolkroots.org or contact Louisiana Folk Roots at firstname.lastname@example.org or (337) 234-8360. Louisiana Folk Roots' offices are located at 340 Fisher Road in Lafayette.