CAMEO • TAB BENOIT • SWEET TEA • DEE-1
THE EASY • DIKKI DU AND ZYDECO KREWE • HUMBLE KIND
Nigel Hall Band • YOUR MOM • MINOS THE SAINT
COX International Stage
SMITHFIELD FAIR • N’Fungola African Dance Company
Flamenco rouge with KRISTOFER HILL & La emi • Bloco Jacare • mariachi jalisco US
The Hot Club of Baton Rouge Gypsy Jazz
ROSEHILL BAPTIST CHURCH • MAGNOLIA STRINGS • TOAST
ENTERGY RIVER STAGE
Barry Hebert • Kaycee Kersch • Michael Rayburn of Burnhouse
Chenoa Farrell and Bryan McVicker • Ray Stumbo
Opera Louisiane • Flamenco rouge with KRISTOFER HILL & La emi • Tony Cobb
Greg Schroeder • J.M. Fritz • Constantinides Ensemble
Old state capitol
CAMEO CELEBRATES 30 YEARS…
Modern music history would be amiss if there wasn’t at least a chapter in every decade about the legendary group known as CAMEO. Now, with the advent of the 21st Century, CAMEO is ready to challenge the way music is experienced on all sensory levels. From the seventies through today, CAMEO has been churning out trailblazing hits and selling upwards to ten million albums. The group’s pivotal sounds havemarked major turning points in music; and now, CAMEO’s creator and producer, Larry Blackmon, is once again is ready to change the way the world listens to music.
Tab Benoit is Louisiana’s No. 1 roots export. More than just an acclaimed bluesman, he is an indefatigable conservation advocate. Benoit is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to save Louisiana’s wetlands. In 2010, he received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurricane Katrina’s effects and a call to restore the wetlands.
Soul provider Nigel Hall is in many ways an artist who needs no introduction. An in-demand sideman, he’s built a mighty foundation of funk over the years onstage and in the studio with collaborators including the Warren Haynes Band, Jon Cleary, Soulive, Oteil Burbridge and Roosevelt Collier, Ledisi, the Soul Rebels, Lettuce and countless others. Legions of fans are already well in the know about Hall’s copious keyboard chops and powerful vocal style. But even to them, his Feel Music/Round Hill debut solo album will be a revelation – a confirmation that Hall has stepped out front and center into a creative space to call his own.
Sweet Tea is Alabama’s dynamic country trio that is currently making their mark on country music. They were voted by Alabama Music Awards 2016's "Best Country Female Artist." Hailing from three different parts of Alabama, Kate Falcon, Victoria Camp and Savannah Coker have joined forces to give country music fans their first taste of an all female trio since groups like the Dixie Chicks and the Pistol Annies. Their trademark is their harmonies and collectively they sing with a beautiful blend of southern charm and a little bit of country twang! They are all singer/songwriters and musicians but most importantly, you will see true entertainers.
The equation is simple. Soul + swag x New Orleans = Dee-1. He has created his own lane in Hip-Hop by making music that motivates anyone on a mission to win the game of life. He is the voice of those underdogs who grind with a purpose. You haven’t witnessed Dee-1’s true star power until you have seen him live in concert. He is known for giving jaw-dropping, crowd-surfing performances and electrifying audiences whenever he hits the stage. As Dee-1 says, “It feels way better to actually win over an audience rather than just brag on how good I am. I’d rather prove it to you.” Since 2011, Dee-1 has been on four successful nationwide tours, the “Grind and Hustle Tour,” the “Too Focused to Fail Tour,” the “Ridin All By Ourselves Tour,” the “Heist Tour,” and the “Tetsou and Youth Preview Tour.”
The Easy, a four man front, has brandished its sound over the years combining instrumentation and texture unprecedented in a hip hop collective. They have opened for George Porter Jr, Naughty Professor, Flow Tribe, and Stoop Kids, throughout New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Extensive guest support and collaborations with vocalists, DJ’s, and MC’s include Quiana Lynell, Marcel P. Black, Jay B. August, Shoelace, Luke St. John, AF the Naysayer, Slangston Hughes, and Dino Brawl.
DIkki du and zydeco krewe
Dikki Du (Troy Carrier) was born in 1969 in Church Point, Louisiana and discovered his love for zydeco music at the tender age of nine. After school he would get together with his brother Chubby, sister Elaine and father Roy to play Zydeco music. Dikki Du has incorporated his musical heritage with unique experience to create one of the most innovative zydeco groups around. The krewe captures an audience with one of the best sets around. His original funky and hypnotic zydeco style announces that he has arrived, occupying a spot on par with the best. "Personally the triple row is the sound that I like the best". says Dikki Du. He takes songs from classic zydeco and turns the inside out with fresh and funky renditions driving it to the next level. The krewe’s innovations revitalize zydeco charging it for years to come.
MINOS THE SAINT
Minos the Saint is not what you would call a “traditional” southern Louisiana band. Though Baton Rouge is home, the ensemble has a variety of influences which yield experimental-yet-accessible original folk rock, uniquely representing Louisiana and the world. Cajun and Zydeco roots are joined by Latin, Jazz, and Eastern European styles, on top of the orchestral core from which each member was trained. The band starts with traditional voice, guitar, piano, and drums, but expands and contracts with the use of violin, mandolin, accordion, and brass section.
and members include
- Peter Simon on vocals and guitar
- Ben Herrington on accordion, keyboards, and trombone
- Micah Blouin on percussion and vocals
- Joel Willson on violin and mandolin
- Arisia Gilmore on French horn
- Jessica Ottaviano on trombone
Humble Kind is a rock and roll group from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Rising from the legacy of country, gospel, and folk music, Humble Kind delivers their unique sound that lets their influences shine through.
If it ain't rough, it ain't rock. Truly, who wants to go see a bunch of perfect players, pristinely delivering music with no passion? Come see us and have FUN!