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Mother's Day Sunday  May 10th, 2015     
Gates: 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy our Greeting Band, "Todd Waits Pigpen" at the Dance Pavilion 10:30AM - 11:30AM

State of Louisiana Presents
The Mardi Gras Stage
(west end)

11 - 11:50
Santana Brothers
Rock from the
50's to Top 40

11:50 AM Zydeco Lesson w/ AJ Gibbs

12:10 - 1:20
Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys
Lafayette Style

1:20 PM Parade starts with Euphoria Brass Band

1:40 - 2:50
Gospel According to Missy Andersen
5 singers and the full band raising the roof.

2:50 PM
Salsa Dance Lesson

Meyer Standberry

3:10 - 4:30

Los Pinquos
L.A. based Argentinian Salsa
Dance Music!


4:50 - 6:00
The Stilettos
50's Rockabilly

Visit Louisiana

Bayou Grove

11:00 - 11:50
Theo Bellow
Zydeco Rubboard techniques

G Burns Jug Band
San Diego's only Jug band on early American music.

Joe Fontenot
Intro to French Cajun music

The legendary Tom Cat Courtney
with Chicken Bone Slim

Terry Domingue
Zydeco Accordion & Rubboard styling

Wilson Savoy & the Pine Leaf Boys
Cajun music
history & styling

Jason Weiss
& the Thursday
 Night Pickers
Blue Grass Jam

Red Hook

The Bourbon Street Stage

11:00 - 11:50
Chase Walker Blues
Blues with a unique soul!

12:00 - 1:00
Chet & the Committee

1:10 - 2:20
Gal Holiday
Honky Tonk Review

2:35 - 3:35
Theo &
Zydeco Patrol
Traditional Zydeco the way you like it!

3:50 - 4:50
Len Rainey
with Johnny Vernazza
& Walter Gentry

5:10 - 6:10
Euphoria Brass Band
New Orleans 2nd Line Music

6:25 - 7:30
Kara Grainger

featuring the Backwater Blues Band

S.E. Louisiana Gumbo Alliance presents
Taste of Louisiana Cooking Demo Stage

10:45 to 11:45




12:15 to1:15 PM




1:45 to 2:45 PM


3:30 to 4:30 PM



The chefs of San Diego Mesa College Culinary Arts Department provide professional instruction in preparing Gumbo, Jambalaya and other Southern specialties.
Gator by the Bay has a stage dedicated to demonstrations of traditional Cajun and Creole dishes for every palate plus there are samples tasting and recipe sheets to take home!
This venue has shade, folding chairs and voice amplification so everyone can catch the all important tips from our guest chefs. The San Diego Culinary Institute hosts this stage and staff and guest teachers entertain and enlighten while creating each dish before your eyes.  
The Chefs relate the origin of each dish and the culture from which it evolved.   Just how does Cajun differ from Creole in the kitchen?   Why sassafras? What goes into the “trinity”? What dishes came from the Native Americans, the French, the West Africans, and the Spanish?

Blu SD

The Fountain

11:00 - 12:00
Quinteto Caballero

12:15 - 1:15
and the
Good Thing

Jazz Funk Blues

1:30 - 2:30
Quel Bordel
Alternative European Gypsy Music

2:45 -3:45
Bubba McCoy

4:00 - 5:00
Joe Fontenot Creole Cajun Band
French Cajun Music

5:15 - 6:30
Three Chord Justice
Country with Twang!

KSDS Jazz 88

The Festival Stage

(east end)

11:00 - 12:00
Dave Sousa
& the Zydeco Mudbugs
Oldtime Zydeco

Salsa Dance Lesson
Meyer Standberry

12:20 - 1:20
Todo Mundo
Salsa &World Beat


Cajun Dance Lesson
Teddy and Brenda

1:40 - 2:50
Pine Leaf Boys
Traditional Cajun
Dance Hall music!


3:10 - 4:20
California Honeydrops
Bay area RnB!

New Orleans style

4:40 - 5:50
Wayne Baker Brooks
Serious Chicago Blues with Heart and Soul!

5:50 PM Zydeco Lesson with AJ Gibbs

6:10 - 7:30
Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers
Houston Zydeco"!!!!

City San Diego Arts & Culture Financial support for Gator By The Bay is provided in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego.

Many thanks to our other major
platinum level event sponsors:
Port ksds RedHook
Our complete list of sponsors is available through this link.