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Black Pot Camp - October 21st-24th
Join us for a cultural camp, the week before Black Pot Festival, at the Lakeview Park in Eunice; Featuring classes in music, dancing, hands on cooking, and nightly dances and jams. All offered by your favorite cultural ambassadors, the Red Stick Ramblers and lots of their friends!
It all kicks off Sunday morning October 21st, with a Traditional Boucherie starting at 8am, communal Black Pot curing bonfire and Jam followed by a Barn dance Hosted by the Red Stick Ramblers & Friends.
Come for one day, two, or the whole shebang!
Ticket prices above do not include room & board.
Tent camping & camper spots available on site through lvpark.com
Rather stay in a hotel? L'Acadie is a great, locally owned hotel not 10 minutes from the Lakeview Park. Visit www.hotboudin.com for more info.
note: if reserving a room at L'Acadie, please mention you're in town for the Black Pot Camp.
Food will be available for purchase on site. If you have any specific dietary needs, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
This year's staff list:
Al Berard - Cajun Fiddle
Anna Gevalt - Oldtime Fiddle & Crankies
Anna Laura Edmiston - Cajun / French Songs
Big Paul - Cajun & Zydeco Percussion
Blake Miller - Cajun Accordion & Fiddle
Chas Justus - Cajun Guitar
Chris Segura - Cooking
Christine Balfa - Cajun Songs
Clelia Stefanini - Old Time Fiddle
Corey Porsche - Dance
Daniel Coolik - Ear Training / Theory
Eric Frey - Bass & Harmony Singing
Elizabeth LaPrelle - Ballads & Crankies
Eric Thompson - Roots Guitar
Jefferson Hamer - Irish & Bluegrass Guitar
Kelli Jones - Harmony Singing & Cajun Fiddle
Kristin Andreassen - Clogging, Oldtime Guitar & Singing
Linzay Young - Cajun Cooking
Rafe Stefanini - Old Time Fiddle
Rick Good - Banjo & Harmony Singing
Rose Sinclair - Steel Guitar
Rosie Newton - Fiddle
Sabra Guzman - Bass
Sharon Leahy - Clogging, Singing & Yoga for musicians
Suzy Thompson - Blues/Country Fiddle
Toby Rodriguez - Cooking
Zach Pozebanchuk - Bass
...Also heard rumor of an Irish Whiskey tasting class....
Email Blackpotcamp@gmail.com for more info
C'est mieux dans la chaudiere noire!
When & Where
Black Pot Camp
Howdy Campers! We are kickin off camp with a Traditional Boucherie!! Starts at 8am and we will be cooking all day! Red Stick Ramblers play the Sunday Night Dance!! The new Staff list has been posted, pls check it out! Here's what the day might look like (Monday-Wednesday): 9am breakfast (til 10:30) 10:30am General classes (in fiddle, accordion, mando, singing, etc) 11:30am General classes 12:30pm Lunch 2:00. pm Band Classes (jazz/swing, Cajun, old time, honky tonk) 3:30. pm General classes 4:30. pm miscellaneous awesomeness such as: French and honky tonk song swaps, Guitar summit, fiddle diddle, "tell 'em bout dat sauce I cooked", accordion anarchy, etc. 6:00 Supper 7:15 jams with celebrity hosts, one on one classes and mini lessons, and a dance Lesson before the dance. 7:15 Dances are: Monday Night All star Cajun Dance, Tuesday Night Square Dance, Wednesday Swing Dance!! All Dances start at 8pm!
Classes go Monday thru Wednesday with Dances every night at 8pm. Dance Instruction starts at 7:15pm
Monday Night Dance: All Star Cajun Band
Tuesday Night Dance: Old Time Square Dance
Wednesday Night Dance: All Star Country Western & Swing Band
Thursday Night: Blue Moon Kick-off Party 8pm
Friday & Saturday: Blackpot Festival @ the Acadian Village!!!!
Festival Info: http://blackpotfestival.com/