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Food and Music Festival Shares Louisiana Culture

This is the second year of the Louisiana Food and Music Festival since it has been re-vamped.

Saturday, October 21st, the Louisiana Food and Music Festival is back at the Downtown RiverMarket. This festival will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue the celebration of Louisiana culture until 4 p.m. with a variety of different Louisiana food, music, and vendors.

The festival will have performances by six different local groups. The Piney Hills Chorus will kick off the event at 10 a.m. followed by Roses & Revolvers, Slawdogs, Robert 'Guitarslim' Finley, Jig the Alien, and finally Four on the Floor. The performances will be held back and forth starting on the Atmos Energy Stage and then the Matt's Music Stage. 

While enjoying local music, festival goers are encouraged to enjoy some local food as well. There will be multiple food trucks serving up all things Louisianian such as etouffee, jambalaya, roasted corn, pork belly grilled cheese, and boudin. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to see and purchase Louisiana-made products. There will be all sorts of woodworking, soaps, essential oils, jams, jellies, and clothing for sale by different local vendors. 


There will also be a DoMo Rock painting area where guests can pay a dollar to paint a rock that they can later hide for someone to find. The donations for this craft will go towards the Monroe Zoo's Save the Train fund. 

The Louisiana Food and Music Festival is free to the public. More information on the festival can be found here.