Events & Entertainment

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

$5.00 GATE FEE TODAY ONLY or $20.00 WEEKEND PASS

3:00 p.m.

Arts and Crafts
Hand-crafters from throughout the South showcase their wares under the tents.
For more information, contact Jan Sellers
(985) 384-4033.

5:00 p.m.

Street Fair
Thrilling rides and games for kids of all ages. Mitchell Bros.Amusement.

Food and Drink Booths
Food and drink booths selling Cajun and American favorites. Some of the best around! Bring some home with you.

Old Engine Display
The Bayou Old Time Engine and Power Association will display antique engines and machinery.  Gasoline engines, boats, tractors, pumps, saws and more.

Souvenir Booth
Support the Sawmill Festival by purchasing the many souvenirs available. T-shirts, caps, koozies, and more.
Limited edition Wooden Cypress Koozies.

All American Professional Lumber Jack Show.
Chain saw carving and kid’s sport camp.

All American Lumberjack Show

More Info

6:00 to 8:30 pm.

COUNTRY SHOWDOWN
KQKI FM, Bayou Vista, has teamed up with the festival to present the world’s largest country music talent contest and radio promotion. The contest spotlights some of the best and brightest talent this area has to offer. Contestants will vie for prizes, with the first place winner going on to compete for the state title later this year. The state winner receives a $1,000 cash prize and then advances to the regional finals this fall.
KQKI website – www.kqki.com

9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Old Soul

Four very young souls make up the band that call themselves “Old Soul”. Elijah Pierce is from Thibodaux, LA and is a junior at ED White High School. He plays the drums and sings backup vocals. Tyler Vaughn is from Stephensville, LA and is a senior at Berwick High School. He is the lead singer, plays rhythm guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Riley Creduer, Jr. is from Berwick, LA and is a freshman at Nicholls State University. He plays lead guitar and sings backup vocals. Chris Ibert is from Franklin, LA and is a junior at Hanson Memorial High School. He plays bass guitar and sings backup vocals.   They play music from the 1960’s up to today’s hits. Some of their favorites are Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Beatles.


SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016

$10.00 GATE FEE PER CAR

8:00 a.m.

ASA B/C and D/E Sawmill Festival Softball Tournament/Hooter’s Nat’l Championship Series
The Sawmill Festival Tournament will be played on 3 lighted 300 ft. ball parks with access to restrooms and concession stand at the ball parks. Also the fairgrounds concession stands will have plenty of food. Games will be played in two brackets. B/C and D/E separate. Contact Dr. Ted W. Weller (985) 446-2403 Office, (985) 413-9631 Cell, spine20@sw.rr.com.

9:00 a.m.

Fun Walk – Pending
Get a healthy start with the Cypress Sawmill Fun Walk through Kemper Williams Park. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. T-shirts and door prizes awarded.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cypress Sawmill Display

Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum

Visit Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum

View the display of cypress sawmill artifacts, located in the new Louisiana State Museum located in the front of the park (Free of Charge). See antique cypress wheels, passe partouts, and a 1927 film highlighting the industry.

All American Professional Lumber Jack Show (See Friday night for description.)

10:00 a.m.

Arts and Crafts  (See Friday at 3:00 p.m. for description.)

Food and Drink Booths  (See Friday at 5 p.m. for description.)

12:00 p.m.

Street Fair – (See Friday at 5 p.m. for description.)

12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cypress Band Featuring Warren Storm & Willie Tee

The Cypress Band featuring Warren Storm and Willie Tee originated in 1980. They had their own weekly television show on station KADN on Saturday afternoons. Warren Storm and Willie Tee met in the 80s and put together the Cypress Band and played clubs for years until the oil boom fizzled and the clubs closed. Although the band broke up in 1984, Warren and Willie Tee continued working together as guest with other bands. In 2004 the two joined forces again and reformed the band Cypress and we are blessed with their work. The band is solid behind them and the songs fit these two well. The bands current members consist of Tommy Richard, Karl Bordelon, Carl Dugas and Scott Broussard.

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Don Rich 

A 5th generation family, self-taught musician, Don Rich has been playing music for over 40 years. He has mastered seven instruments and has been inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame and also the West Bank Musicians Hall of Fame. His music is influenced by great artist such as his father, Golen Richard, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Otis Scott, Merle Haggard and George Jones. Don’t miss this great legendary local performer at our festival!

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

90 Degrees West

Somebody once said “If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life”. 90 Degrees West is evidence of that. They are a 7 piece, high energy, modern country band based out of New Orleans. The band covers such artists Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, George Strait, Carrie Underwood and many more. 90 Degrees West also has a library of original music. They have had the pleasure of playing some great venues including the Bayou Country Music Fest. Their goal is for the audience not only to have a great time, but to feel as if they are watching the artists live. To achieve this, 90 Degrees West has brought together seven talented musicians, each one bringing many years of experience and knowledge to the stage. Now that you know what they do, head on out to the festival to experience a great time with the band!

9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

SOUTH 70 BAND

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Welcome to South 70 Band! They are a seven piece band who were all born and bred in south Louisiana. Starting out as just a group of friends jamming together, somewhere along the way, they went from not sounding too badly to decent enough that people wanted to hear them (which still blows their minds). South 70 Band plays a mixture of Zydeco, swamp pop, Cajun, country and more! The members are all local boys from the small town of Pierre Part, LA. There’s one street that runs north and south through town, Louisiana Highway 70. Their town may be small but it’s all heart!


SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016

$10.00 GATE FEE PER CAR

8:00 a.m.

ASA B/C and D/E Sawmill Festival Softball Tournament/ Hooter’s Nat’l Championship Series (See Saturday at 8 a.m. for description.)

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cypress Sawmill Display (See Saturday at 9 a.m. for description.)

All American Professional Lumber Jack Show (See Friday night for description.)

10:00 a.m.

Arts and Crafts (See Friday at 3 p.m. for description.)

Food and Drink Booths (See Friday at 5 p.m. for description.)

Souvenir Booth (See Friday at 5 p.m. for description.)

Old Engine Display (See Friday at 5 p.m. for description.)

12:00 p.m.

Street Fair (See Friday at 5 p.m. for description.)

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Blue-Eyed Soul Revue

The Blue Eyed Soul Revue was formed in October, 1984 by Michael Vice. From this beginning the legendary band from South Louisiana has left its mark on not just its fans, but the R & B Legends and future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ who have chosen the band to back them up in concert. The groups for which The Blue Eyed Soul Revue has opened concerts is impressive: Blood Sweat and Tears, Fats Domino, Bobby Blue Bland, Chubby Checker, Louise Mandrell. The term “Blue Eyed Soul” was coined in the 60’s to describe white performers who not only played black music, but played it “right”. The appropriately named Blue Eyed Soul Revue will take you on a journey back to the day when R & B was fun, cool, funky, and the best dance music ever! Don’t let yourself miss this powerhouse of “Sweet Soul Music”.

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gregg Martinez & The Delta Kings

Gregg Martinez, who’s blend of blues, R&B and Swamp Pop music he describes as “bayou blues and Creole soul”, was born and raised and still lives in the Cajun country of South Louisiana where he began singing in church at the age of eight. Ten years later, he was singing professionally. His powerhouse voice, which has been compared to Sam Cooke and Luther Vandross, took him from the bars and nightclubs of the bayou country to some of the finest resorts, casinos, and clubs throughout the nation. The late Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes, upon seeing him perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2005, called Gregg one of America’s greatest hidden treasures.   His talent is the stuff of legend and even after more than 30 years, Gregg is better than ever. He has performed throughout the US and abroad and has released nine recordings and his music is aired on radios in the US and abroad. He has shared the stage with many notable artists including Stevie Wonder, Foreigner, BTO, Dobie Gray, Shirley Caesar, Patti LaBelle, Bobby “Blue” Bland to name a few. He was recently selected to the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Gregg and his band, the Delta Kings will be an entertaining and exciting group to play on the Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival stage!

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

JAMIE BERGERON AND THE KICKIN’ CAJUNS

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They’ve become one of the most sought after acts playing along the Gulf Coast and on any given weekend you’ll find Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns performing at most festivals, corporate events and clubs. A veteran EMT with Acadian Ambulance, Jamie is a life-saver, singer-songwriter, accordion player and just a real charming guy! The band’s got five CD’s in their catalog and is beginning to appear all across the country. Even the Discovery Channel has featured their music on the popular “Great Biker Build Off 2” series. There’s no way to really explain why or how, you’ve just got to experience it yourself, to understand what everybody’s talking about down in South Louisiana. And before long, you too will be saying “I Know Dat’s Right!”