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Little Walter Music Festival

Event Category:
Festivals
Start Date:
May 26, 2017
End Date:
May 27, 2017
Location:
Alexandria Riverfront Ampitheatre
 About Little Walter

Staying true to the purpose of the Little Walter Music Festival the entire weekend will include a variety of musical genres. From Delta Blues, Texas Hill Country Blues, Jazz, Boogie, Funk, Swamp Music, Southern Soul, Blues Rock, Zydeco, and all around feel good music! This is a weekend you don’t want to miss.

Friday, May 26

On Friday, May 26, the music will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with the sounds of Central Louisiana’s very own Cenla Brass Brand parading through the Amphitheatre to get attendees on their feet and ready for a jam packed fantastic festival experience! Then performances by Peas & Cornbread, Nikki Hill and Mr. Sipp will continue on into the night.

Saturday, May 27

Saturday, May 27, will kick off with a harmonica workshop hosted by the Alexandria Museum of Art with Smoky Greenwell. Greenwell has written and produced a popular harmonica course which remains in demand at music stores from New Orleans to Nashville. Greenwell will be teaching the FREE Harmonica Workshop on Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. Click Here to register for the free workshop.

Saturday’s lineup includes local, regional and national performers. Including 92Twenty, Chubby Carrier, Smoky Greenwell, Josh Hyde with John Papa Gros, Lil Nate, James Boogaloo Bolden Blues Band with Grammy nominees Billy Branch and Kenny Neal and closing the night with 2016 NBC, The Voice winner Sundance Head!

Come start your Memorial Day Weekend with us on Saturday May 27th with a little physical activity. The Harmonica Hustle, held in conjunction with the Little Walter Music Festival, will be a 4 mile run with a twist that encompasses Pineville and Downtown Alexandria. Every mile will bring a different challenge that will test you physically. All exercises can be scaled so do not let that stop you. Post race will be on the levee with music, food and plenty of fun! Click Here to Sign-up!

Register for the VIP Experience Here

Admission, for both days, is free at the Alexandria Amphitheater. This year we are offering a brand new VIP Experience for attendees, $50.00 per day or $75.00 for the entire weekend. Food and drink vendors will be on site both Friday and Saturday, as well as arts and crafts vendors on site Saturday. Kids activities will be offered at the Amphitheater on Saturday. 

The collection of performers from Friday to Saturday will leave you wanting more and making sure that this is one festival you will never want to miss!

Alexandria Museum of Art presents an AMoAAfterhours musical performance on May 18th, from 6:30-8:30pm, featuring Music Maker Partner Artist Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen. Admission is Free for AMoA Members, and $5* for non-members. Tickets can be purchased here.

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