St. John Parish Presents 42nd Annual Andouille FestivalPublished by Jo on Tue, 2015-09-22 11:04
Laplace, LA (September 22, 2015) - The 42nd Annual St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Festival will be held Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Thomas F Daley Memorial Park. The festival is an exhiliarating celebration of savory foods that feature andouille, performing arts, outdoor entertainment, crafts, and activities for the entire family. A Jazz Brunch and Run/Walk wi ll also take place on the Sunday morning of the festival.
Andouille sausage is a common ingredient for many Louisiana dishes including Gumbo and Jambayla. With roots in both the German and French population of St. John the Baptist Parish, the Andouille was chosen as the ideal representation of local heritage. The festival began in 1972 as a fundraiser for the Laplace Volunteer Fire Department and has now evolved into a parish sponsored event. Proceeds support non-profit organizations and local busineses.
On Saturday, country-rock power vocalist Kayla Woodson is set to kick off the main stage at 11:00 a.m. and alternative rock group The Vettes will follow. At 2:00 p.m., the notorious New Birth Brass Band will lead the 2nd Annual Second-Line Parade on festival grounds, which festival goers are invited to participate in, prior to their performance at 2:30 p.m. At 4:30 Dee-1 takes the stage. Local favorites Off the Hook, IMAGE and MoJEAUX will rock the main stage that evening.
On Sunday, “Andouille Run” participants will be treated to music from the Changing Times Band and later that day Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, Category 6 and Big Sam’s Funky Nation are scheduled to perform. The New Orleans based super pop quartet Bag of Donuts will close out the festival on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. In addition to the main stage, attendees are encouraged to visit the Gospel tent for Gospel music on Sunday.
The complete music schedule, food vendors and all information “Andouille” can be found on the Andouille Festival Website at www.andouillefestival.com.
About River Parishes Tourist Commission
Nestled between New Orleans and Baton Rouge along the Mississippi River, the River Parishes of St. Charles, St. John the Baptist and St. James Parishes unfold along River Road beckoning visitors to fall in love with the charm, beauty and mystique of Southeast Louisiana. The area’s rich and vibrant history offers a mixture of culture, cuisine and attractions not easily matched by any one location throughout Louisiana. For more information about the River Parishes Tourist Commission call 985-359-2562 or visit NewOrleansPlantationCountry.com.
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