Rio Vista

Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival returns for another year

By From page A4 | May 03, 2014

RIO VISTA — Once again a little bit of the Louisiana delta with its bayou cuisine, music and family fun comes to this area with the 2014 Cajun and Blues Festival on Father’s Day weekend, June 14-15.

The new location for the Isleton Chamber of Commerce event, which draws in national Louisiana and Texas Grammy-winning entertainment, is within the Delta Loop at the Delta Boat Storage grounds, 950 Brannon Island Road, in Isleton. The location is just off of Highway 12.

Parking is free and festival shuttles will make regular runs throughout the Delta Loop.

The National headline entertainment includes:

  • Marcia Ball: Louisiana/Texas blues Grammy nominee.
  • Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys: Cajun French music from southwest Louisiana.
  • Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas: Black dance hall powerhouse family band sound with trademark rub board percussion, electric guitars and R&B influences.

Other slated performers include JD McPherson, Signs & Signifiers, Yvette Landry and Roddie Romero, Ray Bonneville and Richie Lawrence, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, Terry Hanck, Wendy DeWitt, Red’s Blues with Steve Freund, Kyle Rowland Blues Band, Ray “Catfish” Copeland Band, Derek Abel and JAWS, and The Cool Drift Band featuring Raymond Coats.

The festival also features 8,000 pounds of fresh crawdads, gumbo, jambalaya, alligator, bacon-covered hotdogs, shrimp po’boys and more. Other features include a classic car show, mini farmers market and wines from area wineries.

A Kids Zone will offer climbing rocks, bounce house, crafts and face painting.

Early bird ticket prices are currently available online through May 17. Go to www.isletoncajunfestival.net. Tickets are also available at Dimple Records locations in Sacramento, Down Home Music in El Cerrito and the Isleton Chamber of Commerce, 23 Main St.

For more information, go to festival’s website.

Reach Susan Winlow at 427-6955 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swinlowdr.


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