Curious about the difference between Cajun and Zydeco music?
Wondering where the term “zydeco” came from?
Trying to figure out the chord progression of your favorite Cajun waltz?
Interested in what traditional life is like in Southwest Louisiana?
If so, then you’ll want to be sure to check out the Bayou Grove Stage, an intimate venue where you can get up close and personal with the musical heritage and culture of Louisiana while relaxing among the sun dappled shade of eucalyptus and oak trees.
Cupped by ivy and thick shade trees the Bayou Grove holds the most personal of Gator By the Bay’s cultural experiences. In the shade, among straw bales and foot paths, sits a small low stage where our headlining musicians share their craft, answer questions from the listeners, recount stories about the culture of the Louisiana bayous and prairies, and demonstrate their instruments in a workshop-type environment. Everyone is invited to gather ‘round, settle onto straw bales, and enjoy the opportunity to interact with the musicians on a more personal level.
Located mid-festival this spot gets the benefit of being far enough from either of the two large main stages, the Bayou Grove Stage provides a unique experience of its own.
Be sure to check the schedule and make a plan to visit this emerald jewel!
Saturday Bayou Grove Schedule
11:00 – 11:50 Manny Cepeda – Latin Percussion Techniques
12:10 – 1:00 Sister Judy with Ric Lee – Zydeco Rubbord Styling
1:20 – 2:10 Geno Delafose – Zydeco Stories & Music
2:30 – 3:20 Steve Riley- Cajun Accordion Tradition
3:40 – 4:30 Alice Wallace – Country Yodeling Techniques
4:50 – 5:40 Johnny Vernazza & Carlos Reyes – Musical Adventures with Norton Buffalo,
Steve Miller, Doobie Brothers and Roy Rogers
6:00 – 6:50 Patric Petrie & Jillian Caulkins – Romantic Celtic/French Fusion
7:10 – 8:10 Jason Weiss & the Thursday Night Pickers – Bluegrass Jam
Sunday Bayou Grove Schedule
11:00 – 11:50 Harmonica John Frazer – Harmonica Basics
12:10 – 1:00 Lady Rogo & Clint Davis – Early American Music
1:20 – 2:20 Robin Henkel – Rural Blues, Slide & Resonator Guitar History
2:30 – 3:20 Todd Wait’s Pigpen– A Musician’s Life on The Road
3:30 – 4:40 Chubby Carrier – Zydeco Accordion Styling
5:00 – 5:50 Ben Powell – Musical World of a One-Man-Band
6:10 – 7:10 Jason Weiss & the Thursday Night Pickers – Bluegrass Jam