Bluesberry Festival returns to North Shore; see music lineup

The second annual Bluesberry Festival is set to return to downtown Covington at Bogue Falaya Park on Oct. 9.

Organizers announced the lineup of regional and national talent for the full-day celebration of blues music and the arts.

The second annual Bluesberry Festival, a full-day celebration of blues music and the arts, will return to downtown Covington. Photo credit: Ruth Spicer

Grammy-nominated artist Cedric Burnside, a Mississippi native well known for his Hill Country blues style, headlines the festival.

The music lineup also includes Band of Heathens, Eric Johanson, Ally Venable Band, Johnny Hayes, Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces and JL Fulks.

Cedric Burnside headlines the 2021 Bluesberry Festival. Source: Bluesberry Festival

Bluesberry Festival organizers say the event is “a perfect escape for music and art aficionados who want to experience the arts amidst Southeast Louisiana’s natural landscape.”

In addition to a diverse music lineup, the festival features live art demonstrations and more than 35 artists from across the region who will sell their original work. Kids can also create their own original works of art at the Cleco Children’s Village.

The festival will also feature a food truck roundup with local cuisine from mobile eateries like Pyre, Rue Chow, Old School Eats, Coffee Rani, YumYum Gimme Sum and Isabella’s Pizzeria, among others.

Each vendor will serve up their signature dishes, but also put a blueberry spin on some old favorites.

Source: Bluesberry Festival

“More than just great music and food, Bluesberry Festival is a family-friendly celebration of culture and community,” festival co-founder Sarah Federer said in a release. “It’s a place where people of all ages can come and enjoy national and regional acts that they don’t often get to see on Louisiana’s Northshore. But it also showcases the incredible musical, culinary and artistic talent we have right here in our own backyard. It’s the best of all worlds!”

The festival will also feature a relaxation station and a beer garden where festival-goers can sip on a variety of locally crafted brews from Abita Brewery, including Abita Blueberry Beer, which is not currently available to the public.

The Bluesberry Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

General admission to the festival is $25, and free for children ages 10 and under. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets available for $65, which includes all-day food and drinks, tented seating and a prime view of the main stage.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Bluesberry Festival website.

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