Crawfish Fest announces 2022 lineup: Samantha Fish, Tab Benoit and more

Crawfish Fest 2022 lineup


After several postponements due to the pandemic, the annual Crawfish Fest at the Sussex County Fairgrounds — last held there in the summer of 2019 — will be back on June 3-5, with Samantha Fish, Tab Benoit, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and many others. Tickets for the postponed Fests will be honored.

“Thanks for being so patient to our Ticket holders, artists, agents, sponsors, vendors and my krewe,” posted festival organizer Michael Arnone on Facebook last week. “We held this thing together when somedays, I just wondered how. … Buy a ticket for a friend or family who wonders why Crawfish are in NJ.”

Many of the same acts who were scheduled to perform at the postponed Fests have been booked again, though in same cases, that was not possible.

Here is the current lineup. Asterisks (*) denote sets for campers and VIPs only.


Bulleit Bourbon Pavilion Stage

6 p.m.: Soul Project NOLA *
9 p.m.: Elektric Voodoo *

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Main Stage

11:30 a.m.: TBA
1 p.m.: Jonathon Long
2:45 p.m.: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
5 p.m.: Tab Benoit

Bulleit Bourbon Pavilion Stage

11:30 a.m.: Cold Hill
1 p.m.: Pine Leaf Boys
3 p.m.: Amanda Shaw
5:15 p.m.: Honey Island Swamp Band
8 p.m.: Amanda Shaw *
10:30 p.m.: Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen *

Dance Hall

11 a.m.: Cajun/zydeco dance lessons
12:30 p.m.: Big Mamou
2:45 p.m.: Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys
5:30 p.m.: Pine Leaf Boys


Main Stage

11:30 a.m.: Ally Venable
1 p.m.: Bonerama
2:45 p.m.: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
5 p.m.: Samantha Fish

Bulleit Bourbon Pavilion Stage

11:30 a.m.: United by Music USA, Blues Gospel Show
1 p.m.: Erica Falls
3:15 p.m.: Honey Island Swamp Band
5:15 p.m.: Flow Tribe

Dance Hall

11 a.m.: Cajun/zydeco dance lessons
12:30 p.m.: Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew
2:45 p.m.: Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
5:30 p.m.: Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys

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