Bay St. Louis, Mississippi (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
Bay BridgeFest music festival returns to downtown Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, October 25-27. The weekend event features a mix of national and regional performing acts, and many of the artists are mainstays of the popular New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
A total of 20 bands will play on three stages throughout the weekend. This year's lineup features The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Amanda Shaw, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Honey Island Swamp Band, Walter Wolfman Washington, Johnny Sansone, Cedric Burnside Project, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Gravy, Rochelle Harper Band and Sista Jazz.
Admission to the music festival on Saturday and Sunday is $6 a day, cash only at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. There will be no admission charge for military, EMS, police and firefighters on Sunday, October 27. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at http://www.BayBridgeFest.org.
A free show and private Patron's' Party featuring the Relative Unknowns will kick off the event on Friday night, October 25. This show will take place atop the city's innovative downtown parking garage, which received the 2011 Honor Award by the Mississippi chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Bay BridgeFest has taken place in Bay St. Louis on the Mississippi Gulf Coast every year since 2007. “The Bay” was named one of the Top Ten Small Beach Towns in the country by “Coastal Living Magazine” (2010) and chosen as one of the Coolest Small Towns in America by “Budget Travel Magazine” (2013). The historic downtown is a perfect venue for an outdoor festival, giving serious music fans a rare chance to enjoy their favorite regional performers in a relaxed Gulf-front setting.
There is no admission charge to the art booth exhibits and Silver Slipper Food Village along Main St. in downtown Bay St. Louis. Festival goers can browse in shops, stroll through the downtown, enjoy coastal foods and local art, and take it easy under the live oaks. This year Bay BridgeFest will also include a haunted house with proceeds benefiting the Bay-Waveland Lions Club.
The Mississippi Tourism Association named Bay BridgeFest the 2012 Large Event of the Year, and the event also received the 2012 AAA Southern Travel Treasure Award.
For more information on the music schedule, food, art and merchandise vendors please visit http://www.BayBridgeFest.org. Also, look for us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bay.bridgefest and on Twitter. at https://twitter.com/baybridgefest.
Sponsors of the event are WWOZ, OffBeat Magazine, Hancock Bank, Whitney Bank, Silver Slipper Casino, Hollywood Casino, Lazy Magnolia, Hancock Chamber of Commerce, City of Bay St. Louis, John McDonald Realty, Waring Oil, Neill Gas and BP.
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New Orleans Jazz Fest mainstay Dumstaphunk headlines Bay BridgeFest 2013 on Saturday, October 26, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Featuring Ivan Neville on vocals, the quintet pushes the boundaries of funk with an unmistakably New Orleans groove in music halls and festivals across the nation.
The Revivalists headlines Bay BridgeFest 2013 on Sunday, October 27, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The septet has been playing nonstop since 2007, crafting a genre-hopping sound that rounds out traditional rock instrumentation with horns and pedal steel guitar and mixes the divergent backgrounds of its individual members with the humid, funky undercurrents of the band’s New Orleans home.
Amanda Shaw plays Saturday, October 26, at Bay BridgeFest 2013 in Bay St. Louis, Miss. The New Orleans native is a pioneer of the new breed of young, roots-based musicians who have embraced both the traditional sounds of Louisiana and the pop sounds of the mainstream.
Bay BridgeFest 2012 Images
Bay BridgeFest music festival returns to downtown Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, October 25-27. The weekend event features a mix of national and regional performing acts, and many of the artists are mainstays of the popular New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The Mississippi Tourism Association named Bay BridgeFest the 2012 Large Event of the Year, and the event also received the 2012 AAA Southern Travel Treasure Award. Photo by Ellis Anderson.
A total of 20 bands will play on three stages during Bay BridgeFest 2013, October 25-27, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. This year's lineup features The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Amanda Shaw, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Honey Island Swamp Band, Walter Wolfman Washington, Johnny Sansone, Cedric Burnside, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Gravy and Rochelle Harper Band. Photo by Ellis Anderson.