The Festival will be held in air-conditioned Prather Coliseum on the North-western State University campus in Natchitoches. The 2019 festival theme is “Vive la Louisiane!” The festival theme celebrates the ways in which so many outstanding artists young and old are tapping into the power and artistry of the old ways, revitalizing and reimagining tradition as they make it their own.
The 2019 festival will include folk music of the region, ranging from Cajun, Zydeco, bluegrass, country, blues, and gospel. Featured musicians will include blues artist Tab Benoit, Cajun artists the Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, traditional Americana musicians the Rayo Brothers, Celtic music by the Kitchen Session Band and Creole la la by Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys. Bruce Daigrepont and Jamie Berzas will conduct a work-shop on the Cajun accordion.