Zydeco Music Festival: A Celebration of Louisiana Food, Music & Culture Benefiting Local Non-Profits

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A special benefit music festival celebrating the food, music and culture of the south is making it's debut Sunday September 19, 2010 from noon to nine pm. Gospel, Zydeco and Jazz bands are set to perform. All gate proceeds benefit local non-profits.

The Zydeco Music Festival promises to bring the joy of Louisiana food, music and culture to Southern California while benefiting local non-profits.

The first annual Zydeco Music Festival (http://ZydecoFestival.net) is an outdoor event happening in Temecula on Sunday, September 19, 2010 from noon to nine pm. This special event benefits local non-profits and coincides with the grand opening of Simply Sharon's Restaurant, a new restaurant in the space formally occupied by Tony Roma's.

The festival is a family-friendly event with pre-sale tickets priced at only $10 for adults with up to 4 kids FREE with purchase. The band line-up features an eclectic mix of Gospel, Zydeco and Jazz music performed by some of the best area musicians. A big dance floor will host free dance lessons for the first 1/2 hour with dancing continuing into the evening.

Gospel * Zydeco * Jazz
This event is a celebration of Louisiana food, music and culture. After initially planning on featuring Zydeco music alone, the musical direction of the festival was broadened to include other "Louisiana" music such as Jazz and Gospel. Over the last few months, Simply Sharon's has developed into an exciting music venue with delicious home-style cooking. Local musicians as well as jazz stars frequent the restaurant as both patrons and performers.

The Zydeco Music Festival will bring tremendous entertainment to the community while benefiting local non-profits like The Oak Grove Center, Jacobs House and Arc Mid-Cities. At a time when the economy forces many people to curtail family outings, this low-cost event allows one to enjoy a day of live music for significantly less money than a trip to the movies.

Beer, Wine & Temequila Garden
In addition to great food and music, attendees over 21 will be able to sample the finest in local beer, wines and authentic Temequila Margaritas. A few picnic tables will be available but festival attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs for lawn seating as well. Even if you can't dance, The Zydeco Music Festival will be a great place to relax and be a part of a musical community.

A Heart-to-beat Community Event
Surrounding the venue will an assortment of booths offering everything from Sharon's "Southern Comfort Food" to fine jewelery and clothing. Representatives from the different non-profits benefiting from the festival will be on hand to talk and answer questions about their activities in the community.

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