2014 FEATURED ARTISTS:
DELTA GROOVE
ALL-STAR
S
Otis
Taylor
Band
Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboy Sunpie
and the Louisiana Sunspots
Mark St. Mary T-Lou Creole Belles Barbara Morrison

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From Our Family to Yours,

 In its 28th year, the Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival is proud to continue its time-honored legacy in the city by the sea. The Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival offers patrons a weekend filled with cultural music, cuisine, and dance from a place called ‘home’-- New Orleans and the Louisiana Bayou Country. We are excited to share the best parts of Louisiana Bayou and New Orleans Culture with Long Beach. We invite you to delight in the specialties of Cajun and Creole cuisine and savor the many delicacies and flavors of the Big Easy. Rich in cultural music traditions, the Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival presents a wide range of groups, featuring Cajun, Zydeco and Blues artists.

The dance floor is always open. Experience the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band and come Second Line with the best of them at the Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival.

Kimberly Benoit produced the Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival for a number of years for Rainbow Promotions, LLC.  This year celebrates a milestone as we transition the festival  management responsibilities to Kimberly Benoit and her family at Benoit Entertainment Group, LLC.  In addition, Benoit Entertainment Group, LLC is proud to continue the ongoing support of LALA, the Louisiana to Los Angeles Organizing Committee. Thier projects “offer a wealth of Louisiana culture and celebrate the shared traditions of all Louisianans” while raising funds for local youth college scholarships.

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 Mardi Gras Parade

 This years King and Queen are Ryan and Jessica from Harold and Belles, they will lead the parade with the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band. This year’s parade will be expanded more than ever! Bring a mask or costume. The adult with the most Original costume will WIN two Bayou Fest T-Shirts and a special prize to be announced at the event.

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 Dance Instructors 

Karen Redding, A.J. Gibbs, Sandy Baker and Mona Dosier

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 Kids’ Corner

 We are expanding this area for young children and teens to enjoy! Free Arts and Crafts and a Kid’s Corner featuring a Children’s Activity Schedule all day long. There will be clowns, balloons, face painting, reptile show, dance lessons, plus lots more!

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Crawfish Eating Contest

              Contest held throughout the day. Sign up and win prizes!

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Directions: Rainbow Lagoon Park 

Take the 710 Freeway South to Long Beach. Exit Shoreline Drive. Pass Pine Ave and park at the Convention Center Parking Lot. 

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 What to Bring

 Enjoy the day at Rainbow Lagoon Park surrounded by grass, water and a gorgeous view. Bring a blanket, low backed chair, sun-block, hat and evening sweater. Small canopies welcome in the back, or sides, in designated area. Do not bring food or drinks. Our “New Orleans Alley” offers a variety of food and beverage booths. No private sound systems or audio/video recordings allowed. Beer and wine are available inside the festival. Sorry NO Pets! And No Coolers allowed.  Thank you for your support.   

 NOTE: No refunds or exchanges. All acts and schedules are subject to change.

 
            

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