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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Louisiana Seafood Festival announces lineup, new dates

Posted By on Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:28 AM

click to enlarge Marc Broussard performs Sunday at the Louisiana Seafood Festival. - SAM ERICKSON
  • Marc Broussard performs Sunday at the Louisiana Seafood Festival.

The Louisiana Seafood Festival announced Starship with Mickey Thomas, the Little River Band and Marc Broussard will headline the event in New Orleans City Park's Festival Grounds Sept. 4-6. The festival has grown rapidly in recent years, relocating from the French Quarter riverfront to City Park, and now has moved up on the calendar to Labor Day weekend.

The musical lineup also includes George Porter Jr. and Runnin Pardners, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Mia Borders, John Boutte, Bonerama and others. The full daily schedule is below.

The festival is meant to highlight Louisiana seafood. Participating restaurants and food vendors have not been announced. The festival also includes a beer garden, a kids' tent, an art market and cooking demonstrations. Admission is free.

The festival benefits the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.

Louisiana Seafood Festival

Friday, Sept. 4
11 a.m. Christian Serpas & Ghost Town
12:30 p.m. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
2 p.m. Brass-a-Holics
3:30 p.m. Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
5:30 p.m. Little River Band

Saturday, Sept. 5
11 a.m. The N’awlins Johnnys
12:30 p.m. Paul Sanchez and Minimum Rage
2 p.m. The Wise Guys
3:30 p.m. The Vettes
5:30 p.m. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

Sunday, Sept. 6
11 a.m. John Boutte
12:30 p.m. Mia Borders
2 p.m. George Porter Jr. & Runnin Pardners
3:30 p.m. Bonerama
5:30 p.m. Marc Broussard

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