The 21st annual Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival, which will be held April 15 and 16 on the downtown Natchitoches Riverbank, will offer a diverse lineup and will feature a “Saturday Night of Funk”.
Headlined by 70’s classic rock hitmakers, Grand Funk Railroad will take the stage at approximately 9:30p.m., just after the legendary Funk/R&B band Midnight Star completes their set.
The performances of these two iconic acts will culminate the weekend of music, which will begin at 5:00p.m. on Friday. Over 30 bands on four stages along the banks will be featured on the Cane River in downtown historic Natchitoches.
Friday evening’s lineup will begin at 5:00p.m. and will be headlined by Grammy-winning zydeco legend Wayne Toups and Zydecajun.
Saturday’s lineup, which begins at 11:45, will feature over 25 bands performing on four stages, and features an eclectic mix of Jazz, R&B, Rock & Roll, Blues, Country, and much more. The Saturday “Night of Funk” headliners Grand Funk Railroad were highly popular during the 1970’s, playing to packed arenas worldwide.
The Natchitoches Jazz R&B Festival is a family event and features activities for kids and plenty of food.