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Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival

Event Title: 44th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival
2024 Festival Theme: The Old Songs Never Die
Event Description: The Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held on July 20 in air-conditioned Prather Coliseum on the NSU campus and will feature 3 stages of music with Cajun, zydeco, blues, Celtic, and country music, free Cajun and zydeco dance lessons, and many traditional food vendors. The Festival will also include a jambalaya cook-off, blacksmithing, KidFest, over 80 crafts persons, and the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship from 1-4 PM. Music headliners feature Sonny Gullage and the Blues Groovers, the Forest Huval Cajun Band, Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs, Brandon Degeyter and The Mire Playboys, and the Zion Harmonizers. The Festival will also feature fiddler Clancey Stewart leading free square dance lessons, a special performance by Grupo de Danza Folklórica Mexicana Ketzaly, and a musical patriotic tribute by the Victory Belles performing World War II-era songs in three-part harmony. Children 12 and younger admitted free. Vive la Louisiane!

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