CROSBY Laissez les bons temps rouler at this years annual celebration of Zydeco music at the Crosby Crawfish & Zydeco Festival.
The festival returns to the Crosby Fairgrounds March 14-16, 2014 with a blockbuster show featuring the best of the best in the Zydeco music genre as well as a special guest appearance by the stars of A & Es Duck Dynasty, Si and Al Robertson.
In its twenty-first year the festival is well-known for presenting the best in entertainment while attracting literally thousands of attendees from points across the United States that embrace the institution of Zydeco music and the Creole culture. Troy Barrett-owner of the Solo Zydeco Productions and producer of the Crosby Crawfish and Zydeco Festival, announced changes and events relative to this years festival.
In 2014 it was our mission to expand the experience by incorporating a variety of entertainment options and extend the festival to three days. Bringing in the stars of A & Es Duck Dynasty, Uncle Si and his son Al, brings a different dimension to the event and signifies growth. We are very pleased with the response to their addition to the line-up and the festival as a whole, from fans of the show, zydeco enthusiasts and our new sponsor John Keating Chevrolet, which no doubt speaks to the impact that this event has on our community. It is our mission to continue to cultivate zydeco music to a younger audience as well as to broaden knowledge about creole the lifestyle and culture
On Sunday, March 16th Uncle Si and Al Robertson will address an audience of fans on the importance of family and faith and its influence on everyday life. Fans will then have an opportunity to partake in a meet and greet session to take photos with the A & Es Duck Dynasty stars. Friday and Saturdays festivities will boast of over 20 hours of Zydeco music. The musical line-up will include featuring a variety of local and international Zydeco artists including Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws, Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers, Lil Nate and The Zydeco Big Tymers, Chris Ardoin and NuStep more of the most popular Zydeco bands from Texas and Louisiana will be announced. The gates will open at 3pm on Friday March 14.
The Crosby Crawfish & Zydeco Festival will also feature a Crawfish Cook off, Cajun specialty food vendors and exhibits, as well as entertaining activities for the children in the Kids Pavilion. Skilled artisans will be on hand to sell hand-made art, jewelry and other crafts.
Crosby Crawfish and Zydeco Festival and its auxiliary events are anticipated to attract an estimated 25,000 people into the city of Crosby over the three day period. In the spirit of community reinvestment, a limited number of childrens tickets will be donated to the community and distributed through our sponsor, John Keating Chevrolet.
For more information and tickets for the Crosby Crawfish and Zydeco Festival visit www.crosbyzydecofest.com.