The sixth annual zydeco festival will kick off Friday and continue Saturday. Gates will open at
"We are looking to showcase a lot of different types of music and bring the people in the Miss-Lou together to have a great time for one weekend," organizer
In past years, the festival has been limited to one day, but due to growing popularity, Lyles said he decided to add Friday night events.
"On Friday nights, we have a lot of out-of-towners coming in, people with RVs, and so we decided to add some events Friday for those folks," Lyles said.
The Friday events include a rodeo at
Saturday's events continue with live performances from the festival's musical acts starting at
"We have an ATV track on the place that we will be having a little fun with," Lyles said.
Rodeo roping events will start at
"A lot of the people like to come and use the festival to have a family reunion," she said.
"They can come out with their grills and barbecue as a family, and have a really great time."
For those who don't want to grill, food vendors will be on site.
The headline musical act will be Lakeside, known for the hit "Fantastic Voyage" in 1980, which reached No. 1 on the R&B charts and No. 55 nationally.
Lakeside had 17 songs that were ranked in the top 100 on the R&B charts from 1978 to 1990. Besides "Fantastic Voyage," the group had five other top 10 hits, including "It's All the Way Live (Part 1)," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Raid" and "Outrageous."
The R&B singer Cupid will also take the stage at the festival. The
He broke the Guinness World Record for longest line dance by assembling 17,000 people in
Other performers at the festival will include:
--Robert "The Juice" Lenoir
"We will have zydeco, R&B, blues and old school bands," the festival's social media manager
Lyles said next year he hopes to expand the festival to two weekends, including a weekend with a country music stage.
"This has grown consistently over the years, and the festival is known through the South now," he said.
General admission for Friday night is
Admission for children is
For more information, visit sibleyfestival.com.
The festival grounds are located on
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