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Get ready for the 2014 Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival!

The 35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held on:

July 18-19th, 2014.

This year's theme is:

 "Tricentennial Natchitoches:Celebrating Louisiana's Folk Heritage"

The Louisiana State Fiddle Championship will be held on:

 Saturday, July 19th, 2014

 

Join us for 2 days of fun-filled activites!!

Music, dancing, craft demonstrations, delicious cuisine, narrative sessions and KidFest.  Something for everyone!

 

 

 

Ticket Information

             Discounted all-event passes may be purchased M-Th from 9 am to 4 pm, and must be purchased by 2 pm on Thursday July 17, 2014 at the Louisiana Folklife Center, Room 213 Kyser Hall.

No discounted all-event passes will be sold at the

Festival.

 

Ticket Prices

$8.00 all-day pass

$5.00 evening only

FREE kids 12 and under

$11.00 two day pass available in advance only

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF MASTER FOLK ARTISTS:

JEFFERY BROUSSARD, AL FERRIER, AND JO-EL SONNIER*

 

  

 

 Come out and dance with these featured artists!

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a Peek at the 2014 Folk Festival Newsletter!

 

 

 

 

Friday July 18, 2014   

         West Stage

             Main Stage

         East Stage

 

4:30 Doors Open

 

 

5:00-5:45

Detention Center Choir

5:00-5:45

Cajun Dance Lessons

5:15-6:00

Jesus Rhythm

6:00-7:15

Smithfield Fair

6:00-7:15

Line Dancing with Katrice LaCour!

 

6:15-7:30

Hardrick Rivers and the Rivers Revue Band

7:30-9:30

Open Bluegrass and Country Jam with Max and Marcy

7:30—8:45

Don Fontenot et Les Amis de Louisiane

7:45-9:00

Reverend Charley’s Patent Medicine Show

 

9:00-11:00

Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band

 

  

 

 Saturday July 19, 2014 

          West Stage

             Main Stage

           East Stage

9:00-10:15

Grassfire

9:00-10:45

Caddo Culture Club

9:00-9:45

Ed Huey

10:30-11:45

Back Porch Band

 

10:00-11:15

Jeffrey LeBlanc and the Delta Drifters

 

11:00-12:15

Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours

11:30-12:30

Steve Wells Music

12:00-1:15

Caddo Culture Club

12:30-1:00

Welcome Ceremony

Festival Honorary Chair: Al Ferrier

LA Folklife Hall of Master Folk Artists Inductees: Jeffery Broussard, Al Ferrier, and Jo-El Sonnier

 

1:30-2:30

Steve Wells Music

1:15-2:00

Cajun Dance Lessons

12:45-2:00

Grassfire

2:45-3:45

Smithfield Fair

2:15-3:45

Jo-El Sonnier and Louisiana Pride

2:15-3:00

Al Ferrier

4:00-5:00

Jeffrey LeBlanc and the Delta Drifters

4:00-5:15

Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys

3:15-4:15

Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys

5:15-6:00

Al Ferrier

5:30-6:00

Louisiana State Fiddle Champion

4:30-5:45

Bonsoir, Catin

6:15-7:7:15

Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours

 

 

6:15-7:30

Line Dancing with Katrice LaCour!

6:00-7:15

Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys

7:30-8:30

Reasonable Facsimile

7:45-9:00

Bonsoir, Catin

7:30-8:45

Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys

8:45-10:30

Open Bluegrass and Country Jam with Max and Marcy

9:15-10:45

Hardrick Rivers and the Rivers Revue Band

 

 

  

Louisiana State Fiddle Championship

Magale Recital Hall

1:00-4:00

 

Richard Smith and Julie Adams

Magale Recital Hall  

11:30-12:45

 

Fiddle Championship Late Registration

2nd Floor Recital Hall Foyer

12:00-1:00

 

Louisiana State Fiddle Championship

Recital Hall

1:00-4:00  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday July 19, 2014 

Narrative Sessions/Music Informances

  

N-Club Room

Basketball Room

9:00-9:45

Plantation Life

 

 

9:00-9:45
Smithfield Fair

 

 

10:00-10:45

Rockabilly and Louisiana  with Al Ferrier

 

 

10:00-10:45

The Importance of Louisiana Traditional Music with Jo-El Sonnier

 

 

11:00-11:45

Music Informance with Bonsoir, Catin

 

 

11:00-11:45

 

 Fort St. Jean Baptiste

12:00-12:45

Regional Folk Architectural Styles

 

 

12:00-12:45

Blues in the Delta with Ed Huey, Jeffrey LeBlanc, and Hardrick Rivers

 

 

1:00-2:30

Accordion Workshop and Jam Session with

Jeffery Broussard and Goldman Thibodeaux

 

(Free for the Festival audience)

1:00-1:45

 

Hambone Workshop

 

(Free for the Festival audience)

 

2:00-2:45

Natchitoches Parish Regional Cuisine

3:00-3:45

Indians along the El Camino Real 

 

3:00-3:45

Bluegrass Music Informance with Grassfire

4:00-4:45

Los Adaes

4:00-4:45

Caddo Crafts

 

5:00-5:45

The Legacy of Clementine Hunter

5:00-5:45

Music Informance with Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours

 

 

 

Festival Contributor Levels

35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival

July 18-19, 2014

YES, I would like to help keep the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival "ALIVE AND KICKING!"  My donation level is marked below:

____$25 Friend - 1 pass (all events)  

____$50 Member - 2 passes (all events)

____$100 Sponsor - 4 passes (all events), 1 t-shirt (Size_____)    

 

____$250 Patron - 8 passes (all events), 2 t-shirts (Sizes _____, ____)

 

____$500 Grand Patron - 10 passes (all events), 3 t-shirts (Sizes ____, ____, ____)

 

____$1,000 Benefactor - 20 passes (all events), 4 t-shirts (Sizes ____, ____, ____)

 

Logo on Main Stage, mention in news releases, advertising, and social media, and acknowledgement on our website, Festival flyer, newsletter, and program

 

____$2500 Grand Benefactor - 30 passes (all events), 5 t-shirts (Sizes ____, ____, ____, ____, ____)

 

Commemorative plaque, logo on Main Stage, mention in news releases, advertising, and social media, and acknowledgment on our website, Festival flyer, newsletter, and program

 

____$5,000 Sustainer - 60 passes (all events), 10 t-shirts (Sizes ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____)

 

Commemorative plaque, logo on Main Stage, mention in news releases, advertising, and social media, and acknowledgment on our website, Festival flyer, newsletter, and program

 

____$10,000 Folklife Visionary - 100 passes (all events), 20 t-shirts (Sizes ____, ____, ____, ____, ____,____, ____, ____, ____, ____,____, ____, ____, ____, ____,____, ____, ____, ____, ____)

 

Commemorative plaque, logo on Main Stage, mention in news releases, advertising, and social media, and acknowledgment on our website, Festival flyer, newsletter, and program

 

Name: ______________________________________________________

 

 

Address: _____________________________________________________

 

 

Phone: ______________________________________________________

 

 

Email: _______________________________________________________

 

       Please make check payable to the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival.

 

Please note that the newsletter, poster, TV advertisement, and flyer have already been completed for the 2014 Festival and cannot be modified. All contributors whose contributions are received prior to June 30, 2014, will be listed in the Festival Program. Fair market value of items received may not be deducted from your Federal Income Tax. All contributors donating $25 or more become honorary members of the Folklife Society of Louisiana. The Louisiana Folklife Center is unable to officially endorse political candidates or parties.

 

Mail your contribution to:  Northwestern State University

                                                     Louisiana Folklife Center

                                                     NSU Box 3663

                                                     Natchitoches, LA 71497


 

Thanks for Your Support!

Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival Contributors 

Paula & Joe Abney

 

Valmore Byles

 

City Bank & Trust Co.

 

Cleco Power LLC

 

CP-Tel

 

George & Mary Dugas

 

James & Betty Durham

 

Attorney Desirée Dyess 

Elite Broadcasting Company

 

Jane & Frank Fuller

 

Pete & Jeanette Gregory

 

L. C. & Linda Guilbeau

 

Rick Hargis

 

 

Terry & Sharon Jones

 

Butch & Dayna Lee

 

Gerald Long

 

Jimmy Long, Sr.

 

Bertha Tapley Lowe

 

Mariner’s Restaurant

 

Wayne & Sandra McCullen

 

Al V. Morgan

 

Dennis & Therese Morgan

 

Dwane Murphy, MurSimCo

 

Glen & Kathleen Myers

 

Joanne H. Pickett

 

Jean B. Princehouse

 

Ken & Mary Royston

 

 

James R. Vincent

 

Julian K. Wailes

 

Weaver Bros. Land & Timber Co.

 

Dr. Randall & Brenda Webb

                           

Special Thanks to the Following Merchants for their Generous Donations:

Brookshire’s # 27

Brookshire’s # 28

Canebrake Café

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Domino’s Pizza

Grayson’s Barbeque

The Landing Restaurant

Mama’s Oyster House

Nicki’s Mexican Restaurant

Red’s Ribs

Sonny’s Donuts

Trail Boss

Walmart 

 

 

Fiddle Championship Contributors

Dr. Don & Sue Hatley

Natchitoches PowerSports

 

 

Fiddle Championship Results!

 

Non-Championship Fiddle Contest 

60 and up

1. Jeanne Hardy

 

0-21

1. Julia Beth Taylor

2. Maddalyn Doughtie

3. Wyatt Trull

4. Stormy Mike

5. Gunnar Terry Tie

5. Dalton Aulds Tie

6. Lane Upshaw

7. Brody Aulds

 

 

Championship Fiddle Contest

60 and up

1. Ron Pace

 

0-21 

1. Carson Taylor

2. Hal Mayfield

3. Jonathan Spence

4. Brody Spence

 

  

Grand Championship Fiddle Contest

 

1. Carson Taylor Champion

2. Hal Mayfield

3. Ron Pace

 

 

 

 

 Supported in part by grants from the following:

  • Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc.
  • Dept of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism:Louisiana Division of the Arts --Shreveport Regional Arts Council
  • National Endowment for the Arts 
  • Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission
  • Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commision
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival