Louisiana Folk Roots presents its second annual Rootstock, a celebration of Cajun, Creole and swamp pop music, dance, local cuisine and more, from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Beaver Park baseball fields in Lafayette. The fields are located on Fisher Road across the street from Vermilionville.
Based in Lafayette, La. Folk Roots is a nonprofit, cultural preservation group that sponsors the annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week. Like LFR’s Balfa Week, the group’s Cajun and Creole Summer Camp for Kids annually instructs children in music, dance, food and language classes.
At Rootstock, dancers can cut a rug on the 1,000-square-foot, oak dance floor under a large tent. The festival also includes hands-on kids activities, local food and beverage vendors and arts and crafts.
Rootstock’s live music schedule includes:
Noon – 2 p.m. – Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie
2:30 -3:15 p.m. – LFR Kids Camp Spotlight with Yvette Landry
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Paul “Lil Buck” Sinegal and the McComb-Veazey All-Stars
6 – 8 p.m. - Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars with special guests Tommy McLain and Michael Doucet
Advance tickets are $15, $12 for LFR members. Admission will be $20 at the gate on Nov. 8.
For more information, call 337-234-8360 or visit lafolkroots.org.