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Little Walter Music Festival 2017
Fri, May 26, 2017, 5:00 PM – Sat, May 27, 2017, 10:30 PM CDT
Staying true to the purpose of the Little Walter Music Festival the entire weekend will include a variety of musical genres. From Delta Blues, Texas Hill Country Blues, Jazz, Boogie, Funk, Swamp Music, Southern Soul, Blues Rock, Zydeco, and all around feel good music! This is a weekend you don’t want to miss.
On Friday, May 26, the music will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with the sounds of Central Louisiana’s very own Cenla Brass Brand parading through the Amphitheatre to get attendees on their feet and ready for a jam packed fantastic festival experience! Then performances by Peas & Cornbread, Nikki Hill and Mr. Sipp will continue on into the night.
Saturday, May 27, will kick off with a harmonica workshop hosted by the Alexandria Museum of Art with Smoky Greenwell. Greenwell has written and produced a popular harmonica course which remains in demand at music stores from New Orleans to Nashville. Greenwell will be teaching the FREE Harmonica Workshop on Saturday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. Registration for the free workshop is encouraged by visiting LittleWalterMusicFestival.com.
Saturday’s lineup includes local, regional and national performers. Including 92Twenty, Chubby Carrier, Smoky Greenwell, Josh Hyde with John Papa Gros, Lil Nate, James Boogaloo Bolden Blues Band with Grammy nominees Billy Branch and Kenny Neal and closing the night with 2016 NBC, The Voice winner Sundance Head!
Admission, for both days, is free at the Alexandria Amphitheater. This year we are offering a brand new VIP Experience for attendees, $50.00 per day or $75.00 for the entire weekend. Food and drink vendors will be on site both Friday and Saturday, as well as arts and crafts vendors on site Saturday. Kids activities will be offered at the Amphitheater on Saturday.
Sponsors of the 2017 Festival include the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority, the Louisiana Office of Tourism, the Alexandria/Pineville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Cenla Broadcasting, City of Alexandria, Louisiana Lottery, and Kinetix. To become a sponsor, check out the sponsorship information on www.LittleWalterMusicFestival.com
The collection of performers from Friday to Saturday will leave you wanting more and making sure that this is one festival you will never want to miss!