Neal McCoy to headline Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival May 22


The Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival announced the lineups for the side stages at the festival, which will be on the downtown riverbank May 22.   General admission tickets are $30 for adults.   The Festival will be Covid-compliant. The State Fire Marshal has limited attendance on the riverbank to 3,000. Tickets may be purchased online only at

This article published in the Weekend, may 1-2, 2021, print edition

•Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Riverbank Stage:

1-2 p.m.—The Nakatosh Rhythm Chiefs (Classic and modern Jazz from the legendary Luke Brouillette and friends)

2:20-3:50 p.m.—Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers—(High energy music from the Grammy-nominated member of Louisiana Zydeco’s royal family.)

4:10—5:10 p.m.—Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs—(Regional favorites performing a tribute to R&B and Soul music as part of their “Great Outdoors Tour”).

5:25-6:25 p.m.—Peter Rivera (Former lead singer of 70’s hit-making Motown recording artists Rare Earth, performing hits like “(I Just Want To) Celebrate”, and “Get Ready”).

7-8:30 p.m.—Neal McCoy—(Country superstar with several chart-topping hits to his credit. His live shows are legendary for their high energy)

9-10:30 p.m.—Back in Black—(Widely regarded as the World’s Greatest AC/DC Tribute Band, Back in Black will be performing a pitch-perfect recreation of an AC/DC live concert)

•Southern Scripts Stage (Roque House)

Noon—Kelli Roberts Band (Variety)

1 p.m.—LA Sweet T—(Latin Rhythms/Jazz)

2 p.m.—-50-Man Machine feat. The Thistle Scottish Dancers (Celtic/ Americana)

3 p.m.—-Cane River Soul (Soul/funk/R&B)

4 p.m.—Billy O’Con and Badd Apple (High energy classic rock)

5 p.m.—Lucas Jagneaux—(Country singer-songwriter)

•Alliance Compressors Stage (Fleur De Lis)

12:15 p.m.—The Armadillo Jackals (Americana/Variety)

1:15 p.m.—The Louisiana Sidemen Blues Band (Blues/R&B)

2:15 p.m.—Breaktime for Frances (Alternative original rock)

3:15—TBA 4:15 p.m. —The Turn-Ups—(Classic Rock/Variety)

5:15 p.m.—The Snake Doctors—(Blues/ Americana)