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Family Gras music and entertainment schedule 

A variety of music acts take the stage at Family Gras

click to enlarge Louisiana fiddler Amanda Shaw kicks off the music on Friday night.

Louisiana fiddler Amanda Shaw kicks off the music on Friday night.

Friday, Feb. 21

Amanda Shaw
5:30 p.m. Friday
New Orleans' homegrown fiddle player, who at age 23 already has four records under her belt (her most recent album, Good Southern Girl, was released on Poorman Mayfield Music, the record label co-founded by Jazz star Irvin Mayfield), imbues traditional Cajun fiddling with high-energy contemporary pop and rock.

Cowboy Mouth
7 p.m. Friday
Cowboy Mouth has been a New Orleans music institution since it formed in the late '90s. The rock group continues to play hits like its anthem "Jenny Says" for audiences near and far, and most sets include "I Believe," a tribute song to the New Orleans Saints.

Saturday, Feb. 22

The Sizzlin Band
11 a.m. Saturday
This Louisiana band has been around since 1985 and plays old-fashioned rock and roll.

NOLA's Supergroup featuring John Gros, Brian Stoltz, Mark Mullins, Craig Klein, Raymond Weber, Casandra Faulconer, Chuck Credo IV
Noon Saturday
NOLA's Supergroup is a powerhouse of seven local musicians, including John Gros of Papa Grows Funk, Chuck Credo of The Mixed Nuts and the bassist Cassandra Faulconer. Brian Stoltz is on guitar, and the septet also includes Mark Mullins and Craig Klein of Bonerama and Raymond Weber, formerly of Dumpstaphunk.

Steve Augeri
1:30 p.m. Saturday
The former lead singer for Journey from 1998 to 2006 now tours with his namesake band and released the new single "Home Again" in December 2013.

Cassadee Pope
3 p.m. Saturday
The singer-songwriter won NBC's The Voice in 2012 and in 2013 released the Billboard No. 1 country album, Frame by Frame. She performs pop and pop-country as a solo act and also with her band, Hey Monday.

Cher Lloyd
4:30 p.m. Saturday
The 20-year-old British pop star won over audiences on The X-Factor and released her debut album Sticks + Stones in 2011. A second album, Sorry I'm Late, is forthcoming. Llyod charms her fans with jumpy dance moves and catchy, high-energy singles.

The Orchestra
6:15 p.m. Saturday
The Orchestra comprises former members of Electric Light Orchestra, the British band that produced modern rock songs with a classical sound until 2001. The new band, which includes six members of the original orchestra, released the compilation Anthology in 2009.

Sunday. Feb. 23

Courtney Cole
11:30 a.m. Sunday
Mandeville native Courtney Cole competed to be one of CMT's Next Superstars in 2011, and though she didn't win, the gig put her on the map. She's written songs with notable stars like Brett James and Justin Weaver and performs around the Southeast.

Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice
12:45 p.m. Sunday
Blood, Sweat and Tears began performing in 1968. Members have changed over the years, but the brand of the band remains, and this version is under the leadership of Bo Bice, a one-time runner-up for American Idol.

Danielle Bradbery
2:05 p.m. Sunday
The 17-year-old winner of NBC's latest season of The Voice combines pop and country with storybook lyrics, not unlike fellow pop-country sensation Taylor Swift. The teenager released her debut album, Danielle Bradbery, in 2013.

Wilson Phillips
3:30 p.m. Sunday
The '90s pop group returned to the spotlight when its hit "Hold On" was featured in the movie Bridesmaids in 2012. Composed of the offspring of musical legends Brian Wilson and John and Michelle Phillips, the band broke up in 1993 but revved up again in 2004 with a Christmas album and a handful of singles.

Montgomery Gentry
5 p.m. Sunday
Kentucky natives Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry have recorded seven albums together and are teaming up for an eighth to be released this spring. Their appearance at Family Gras follows the release of their latest single, "I'll Keep the Kids," which features the edgy twang for which the duo is known.


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