Crawfish Fest returns with Samantha Fish, Tab Benoit, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and others

crawfish fest preview

SAMANTHA FISH

After having had to skip two years because of the pandemic, the annual Crawfish Fest will be back at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, June 3-5, with Samantha Fish, Tab Benoit the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many others performing on three stages.

Of course, for many attending the festival, the authentic Louisiana food — boiled crawfish and jambalaya and po’ boys and so on — is as much of an attraction as the music.

This is also a camping festival. Overnight camping begins on June 3, and there will be nighttime music for campers only, June 3 and 4.

Tickets bought for the postponed 2020 and 2021 shows will be honored on both days, regardless of the day of the week the original ticket was for (in other words, a ticket bought for a Saturday or a Sunday in 2020 or 2021 will be accepted on both June 4 and June 5).

For information, visit crawfishfest.com.

Below is a video preview of the festival: The schedule, accompanied by videos for the 22 artists (four of whom will make two appearances, at different times).

Below the video preview is the schedule without the videos.

JUNE 3

PAVILION STAGE

6 p.m.: Soul Project NOLA (for campers only)

9 p.m.: Elektric Voodoo (for campers only)

JUNE 4

MAIN STAGE

11:30 a.m.: The Iceman Special

1 p.m.: Jonathon Long

2:45 p.m.: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

5 p.m.: Tab Benoit

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 (for campers only), see video at 3 p.m.

10:30 p.m.: Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen (for campers only)

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, see video at 1 p.m. Pavilion Stage

JUNE 5

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

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, see video at 5:15 p.m., Pavilion Stage, June 4

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, see video at 2:45 p.m., Dance Hall, June 4

 

And here is the schedule without the videos:

JUNE 3

PAVILION STAGE

6 p.m.: Soul Project NOLA (for campers only)
9 p.m.: Elektric Voodoo (for campers only)

JUNE 4

MAIN STAGE

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

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 (for campers only)
10:30 p.m.: Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen (for campers only)

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

JUNE 5

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

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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