Join us for a great day of dancing and listening at a fabulous price, with Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys from Louisiana, along with regional favorites Planet Zydeco and Easy Street Bayou, outdoors in the lovely hills of Southern Vermont. Covered dance floor (new this year!), Cajun Food, Whetstone craft beers from the Rollin’ ‘Stone Food Truck, and a lovely setting at the Kampfires campground with full hookup RV and camping sites on-premises. Music from 1pm to 6:30pm Rain or Shine. Gates open at noon. Please no coolers, dogs or smoking. $10 general admission, under 12 free. $20 VIP tickets available with shade tent seating, dedicated porta-potty and skipping the beer line! Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com. To make camping reservations, please call the campground directly at 802-254-2098 or www.kampfires.com for more info. Hotel accommodations and all amenities available in nearby Brattleboro, VT, 3 miles away.
General Admission: $10
Children Under 12: FREE
No dogs, outside alcohol permitted
Lawn chairs, shade umbrellas, and blankets are all welcome
PLANET ZYDECO is an exciting New England-based zydeco band that captures the essence of traditional rural-style accordion-driven dance music as it is played in clubs and dance halls in southwest Louisiana today. Bandmembers hail from the
tri-state area of southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
The Planet’s funky syncopated sound includes Rose Sinclair on accordion, Peter Pettengill and Nick Keil on twin electric guitars and harmony vocals, Alan Bradbury on bass, Paul McTaggart on drums, and Suzanne Wozniak on rubboard. The rubboard, or frottoir, as it is known in Louisiana, is made of corrugated metal, worn like a vest and played with spoons or bottle openers, and is a rhythmic trademark of the zydeco sound.
The band plays a popular mix of up-tempo songs, as well as slower blues-inspired numbers and traditional waltzes for enthusiastic audiences throughout the Northeast.
“Easy Street Bayou”
A Louisiana roots band headed by “Vermont Easy Street”s Lisa Brande and Mark Trichka of Vermont and formerly Louisiana; and joined on drums and rubboard by popular musicians, Jeff Potter and Betsy Dawn (BeeDee) Williams. Mark and Lisa have been steeped in Louisiana music ever since residing there for part of the winter every year playing gigs with Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco musicians, as well as playing every summer for 20 years with former RI based Slippery Sneakers Zydeco Band. In their “Bayou” incarnation, Easy Street focuses on the fiddle, and electric guitar to showcase great American Zydeco, Cajun, old R&B, and Swamp Pop music out of the bayous, back roads, and French Quarter. Come get into a Mardi Gras state of mind, with “Easy Street Bayou”.
“Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys”
Jeffery Broussard has long been respected as one of the greatest accordion players to ever grace the
beautiful Creole culture and for that matter the world. He is one of the most influential accordionists and vocalists
in modern Zydeco music, Jeffery Broussard continues to be one of the genre’s most dynamic performers. He has
continually been an innovator, beginning his career with traditional Creole Zydeco music playing drums in his
father’s band, Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys, then moving on to develop the nouveau Zydeco sound in
Zydeco Force, now returning to the more traditional Zydeco sound with his own band, Jeffery Broussard and The