Natchitoches Jazz and R and B Festival

Natchitoches Jazz and R and B Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 1:00pm to 10:30pm


27th Annual Natchitoches Jazz and RandB Festival

Schedule of Events:

Main Stage

1:00 – 1:50pm: Mason Trail and Zydeco Rhythm (High-energy Zydeco) Out of Lake Charles, they'll have the crowd dancing early with an eclectic repertoire of modern zydeco along with traditional authentic zydeco music with an R&B flavor.

2:20 – 3:25pm: On Point Band (Rhythm & Blues) Natchitoches R&B, soul, blues, and jazz-based "On Point" band with a crowd-pleasing mix of Motown and R&B classics with some contemporary hits thrown in.

3:40 – 5:00pm: The Young Ones (Jazz & R&B with a Latin flavor)  NSU music students who all hail from South and Central American countries. These super-talented musicians will be performing a unique mixture of rock and roll, jazz, and rhythm and blues, all with a Latin flavor in their tribute to the music of Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and Bruno Mars.

5:20 – 6:45pm: Johnny Earthquake & The Moondogs (High-energy variety show band)  This Natchitoches-based R&B/Rock/Funk Band is the only group to have performed in all of the previous twenty-five Jazz/R&B Festivals.  They regularly perform all over the south including an annual legendary beach concert in Pensacola, Florida featuring the “***** Boys” horn section. They will be playing the “Stuff That Screams Are Made Of!”

7:15 – 8:30pm: Chapel Hart (Country) Finalists on the hit television show America's Got Talent in 2022, and then emerged again on the show's special "Fantasy League" series which aired just a few weeks ago. Millions have seen them on TV, and they are selling out venues nationwide performing their hit single You Can Have Him, Jolene, and many others.

9:00 – 10:30pm: Craig Morgan (Classic Country) Country hitmaker for over a quarter century and during his award-winning career has had seventeen charting country hits including the number one hits That's What I Love About Sunday and Redneck Yacht Club. Morgan is known for his high-energy performances and is also a huge supporter of the military and veteran's causes in fact, he currently serves in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Roque House Stage

1:10 – 2:10pm: Jenny & Kelli (Pop, Rock, R&B Harmonies)  These songbirds feature angelic harmonies and cover Rock, Pop, R&B, Soul & Country songs.

2:20 – 3:20pm: The Amazing! Rhythm Disciples

3:30 – 4:30pm: Billy O'con and Badd Apple

4:45 – 5:45pm: Deep Water Rehab (Rock & Roll)

Fleur De Lis Stage

1:10 – 2:10pm: The Luke Jazz Trio

2:20 – 3:20pm: Becky Birdwell & The Shuffle Kings

3:30 – 4:30pm: The Josh Love Band

4:45 – 5:45pm: 50 Man Machine  (Celtic/Americana) Perhaps the most eclectic, unusual, and interesting group in the entire festival, 50 Man Machine set list includes Celtic, Scottish, and Rock & Roll music all rolled into one.  Two things are for certain, you will be entertained by this group, led by Collier Hyams, and it will be the only group in the festival featuring bagpipes. 

6:00 – 7:00pm: Josh Hyde and The Lost Parish (Original NOLA-Style Blues) Josh is a perennial favorite at the festival, having played here several times over the years. Josh is the purveyor of a unique brand of New Orleans-tinged original Louisiana Blues music.  He and his band, The Lost Parish, will be performing cuts from his critically acclaimed fourth studio album, “Parish Blues.”  Josh’s music has been described by slide guitar legend, Sonny Landreth, as being “funky, atmospheric, and soulful.”

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