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Bayou Music Festival...1978?
Anybody go to the Bayou Music Festival in 1978 or '79? It was at Alex Broussard's Ranch. I remember it started out with Blackfoot and ended with Jo-el Sonnier, Hank Williams Jr & Willie Nelson. I can't remember who was in between Blackfoot and Jo-el. I drank a lot of beer and a fifth of Wild Turkey, so my memory is a little foggy. Any input? I do remember that I had one helluva time.

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Member since Jul 2007
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re: Bayou Music Festival...1978?
Since you're doing nostalgia I'll piggy back on your thread

When I was around 10 or 11 in the late '70s ch 33 in BR aired a TV special of a local concert with various classic NO R&B acts -- none of whom, of course, I'd ever heard of before. I'm pretty sure one was Irma Thomas.

Does ANYBODY else remember this?

/end hijack

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Mississippi St. Fan
Livingston. Louisiana
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re: Bayou Music Festival...1978?
Yes. I was the promoter who put the show on. I booked all the acts. Willie-Hank Jr.-Ray wylie Hubbard-Fred carter Jr.(father of Deana Carter, singer of Strawberry Wine.) Raccoon-Tamara Kay-Young Country-Tommy McClain. I booked Willie at Prince Marriat Hotel on April 30th 1978. Was an interesting booking.

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Tchefuncte Tiger
Bat'n Rudge
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re: Bayou Music Festival...1978?
I remember there used to be these types of Outlaw Country concerts at the BR Fairgrounds during that period.

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