The 79th International Rice Festival is just a few short weeks away and that means its time to pass a good ole time in historic Downtown Crowley. I am excited to finally let you know what the entertainment line-up for this year's festival includes.

Thursday, October 15th:

  • On the Cajun Country Rice Sound Stage...
    • 6:30pm – 8pm: Kira Viator Weber & Bayou Beat
    • 8:30pm – 10pm: Charley Rivers Band
    • 10:30pm – Midnight: Daryle Singletary
  • On the Cramer Equipment & Supply Company LLC Sound Stage...
    • 6:30pm – 7:45pm: Oddfellows
    • 8:15pm – 9:30pm: Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys
    • 10pm – Midnight: The Chee Weez

Friday, October 16th:

  • On the Cajun Country Rice Sound Stage...
    • 3pm - 5pm: Johnny Chauvin
    • 5:30pm – 7:30pm: Geno Delafose
    • 8pm – 9:30pm: Nik-L-Beer
    • 10pm – Midnight: Wayne Toups & Zydecajun
  • On the Cramer Equipment & Supply Company LLC Sound Stage...
    • 3pm – 5pm: Beer 30
    • 5:30pm – 7:15pm: Colby Latiolais
    • 7:45pm – 9:30pm: Freddie Pate
    • 10pm – Midnight: Category 6

Saturday, October 17th (Both Stages):

  • On the Cajun Country Rice Sound Stage...
    • 12pm – 2pm: Sound Check (Charlie Daniel’s Band)
    • 2pm – 3pm: Kip Sonnier
    • 4:30pm – 6pm: Lil Wayne & Same Ol’ 2-Step
    • 6:30pm – 8pm: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
    • 8:30pm - 10pm: Blaine Roy
    • 10:30pm – Midnight: Charlie Daniels Band
  • On the Cramer Equipment & Supply Company LLC Sound Stage...
    • 8am – 10am: Fiddle & Accordion Contest
    • 10:30am – 12:30pm: Bubba Hebert
    • 1pm – 3pm: Carl Hollier
    • 4:45pm – 7pm: Ryan Foret
    • 7:30pm – 9:30pm: Chris Ardoin
    • 10pm – Midnight: Bag of Donuts

Along with the fantastic music line-up, The Children’s Parade is set for the Friday at 1:30pm, the annual 5K Run/Walk is set for the Saturday at 8am, and the Grand Parade is set for the Saturday at 3pm.

As tradition holds, there will also be the children's pageant, queen's pageant, rice eating contest, poker 'rice' run, frog derby, car show and arts & crafts show!

For more information about the 79th International Rice Festival, visit the festival website.