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35th Annual Natchitoches NSU Folk Festival
19 Dec 2013
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The 35th annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held July 18-19 at Northwestern State University's Prather Coliseum.

The Festival theme is “Tricentennial Natchitoches: Celebrating Louisiana’s Folk Heritage.” The Festival is one of the many events in 2014 to celebrate the City of Natchitoches’ Tricentennial.

Performers will present a variety of styles of music ranging from country, Cajun, zydeco, gospel, French Creole la la, bluegrass and blues. Artists will include Cajun groups Jo-El Sonnier and Louisiana Pride, Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours, and Bonsoir, Catin, zydeco groups Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys and Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band, traditional Native American songs and dances with the Caddo Culture Club, rockabilly singer Al Ferrier, bluegrass with Grassfire, line dancing with the LaCour Trio, blues with Jeffrey LeBlanc and the Delta Drifters and Hardrick Rivers and the Rivers Revue, local favorites the Back Porch Band, French Creole la la music with Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys and many more music groups.

The annual Louisiana State Fiddle Championship will be held Saturday, July 19 in Magale Recital Hall on the NSU campus in conjunction with the Festival. The winner of the Fiddle Champion will perform at the Folk Festival.

The Folk Festival will have three music stages, Cajun dance lessons, two narrative session rooms, folk foods, traditional crafts persons and exhibits along with the popular Kidfest for children.

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This event is featured on the Year of the Rural Arts Calendar of Events. For more information on the Year of the Rural Arts, visit www.artoftherural.org

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Craft Dance Song Visual Art Folklore Heritage Traditional Festival/Celebration Folklife Southeast Folklorist Cajun Music Natchitoches Rural YORA
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