14TH ANNUAL VOICE OF THE WETLANDS FESTIVAL

2017 Voice of the Wetlands Festival – October 13-14-15, 2017

Due to the recent inclement weather in southeast Louisiana soaking the grounds at our West Park Location, we will have to move the festival to downtown Houma, Louisiana.

Our new location will provide the ideal setting for a grand experience of music, food, drink and fun and we are excited and looking forward to providing another edition of Voice of the Wetlands in a new festive atmosphere. The Voice of the Wetlands Festival will, of course, continue to remain a free festival.

Voice of the Wetlands is in its 14th year and we will have a 14th annual festival. The location may be different but the cause is the same.

Come to downtown Houma, Louisiana and Laissez les bon temps rouler!


NEW ADDRESS:
7856 W Main St
Houma, LA 70360
[MAP]

ATTENTION CAMPERS! In an arrangement with the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 50 camping spaces will be made available in their RV parking area. For the $150.00 camping fee, campers can now have electrical hookups, water and dump stations available! The Civic Center is located at 346 Civic Center Blvd. in Houma and is about 2 miles from the festival.

EXCLUSIVE CAMPER SHUTTLE SERVICE! Voice of the Wetlands will be providing shuttle service for VOW CAMPERS ONLY to and from downtown and the Houma Civic Center. As our leader Tab Benoit has said, “We are doing our best to post details as they are finalized. This is happening in real-time. Stay tuned and let’s have a great weekend!

Become a Festival Volunteer! Your expenses may be tax deductible.

Quick Links: Festival FAQ’s / Music Schedule / Volunteer Application / Vendor/Exhibitor Application / VOW Camping / Featured Hotels

Although VOW has received far reaching recognition through its coastal awareness efforts, for nearly a decade, it has been the annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival that has drawn both attention to the cause as well as thousands of music and food lovers to the bayou.

The VOW Festival draws heavily on the traditions of our bayou community fairs – weekend long celebrations with a perfect mix of music, food, dance and drink all within a festival atmosphere. Literally, a festival with dual purpose – providing an extraordinarily pleasant social ambiance while serving as the conscience of a struggle by America to save the history, culture and geography of a unique American place.

The first festival, though held under tent due to the remains of Tropical Storm Matthew, literally set the stage for the years to come. Great music, exquisite local food, educational and environmental displays as well as enlightening presentations create an event unique and special from the start.

Each year, the festival has showcased dozens upon dozens of world class musical artists kicking off the weekend on a serious musical note in the traditional “Friday Night Guitar Fights” with performances from the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Tab Benoit, Sonny Landredth, Paul Barrere, Camille Baudoin, Mike Zito and Joe Stark. Continuing through the weekend, we have listened to the extraordinary sounds of Dr. John, Beausoliel, The Radiators, Susan Cowsill, The Producers, Zebra, Amanda Shaw, Chubby Carrier and especially Louisiana LaRoux, whose appearances at the Festival have become a true South Louisiana must see tradition. And completing the perfect weekend, a performance by the acclaimed Voice of the Wetlands All Stars, recognized by rave reviews and sold out performances across the nation as a truly talented cultural and blues musical ensemble.

The festival’s cajun food fare teases the visitor’s palate with traditional cajun dishes like jambalayas and sauce piquantes while still offering a selection of classic American fair food.

Exhibitors educate and share their knowledge of all aspects related to coastal land loss as well as plans and strategies for sustainability. The Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival – a balance between cultural celebration and real-world environmental awareness for a disappearing ecosystem, Coastal Louisiana.


We would like to welcome you all to the 2017 14th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival in Houma, LA. This year we are excited to bring you the best in Cajun Cuisine, Louisiana Crafts, Music, Art, and Good Times all wrapped in our special atmosphere.

STAY AND CAMP – Sign up for our camping and safely stay all night and enjoy the late night jam sessions that have become the talk of the area. Sign up to camp here!

After the main stage closes we kick off the ultimate jam session at our Wetlands Rambles that run late through the night into the morning it is perfect for the campers. Come Join us on October 13, 14, and 15th for the 14th Annual 2017 Voice of the Wetlands Festival and bring the kids to our small animal zoo and kids area. Make the 2017 Voice of the Wetlands part of your October 13-15 family weekend. Come fall in love with the Wetlands and you too will see how special they are.

It all starts Friday October 13, 2017.

2017 Festival Line Up

Friday October 13

6:30pm – 7:30pm Josh Garrett

8:00pm – 9:00 pm THE TRIO
Feat. Johnny Vidacovich , George Porter Jr, Brian Stoltz

10:00pm – 11:00pm The Friday Night Guitar Fights
Tab Benoit
Brian Stoltz
Colin Lake
Boogie Long
Ed Wills
Josh Garrett

Saturday, October 14

1:00pm – 2:00pm Margie Perez

2:30pm – 3:30pm The Ed Wills Band

4:00pm – 5:00pm Jeff McCarty Band

5:30pm – 6:30pm Don Rich

7:00pm – 8:00pm Honey Island Swamp Band

8:30pm -10:00 pm Tab Benoit

Sunday October 15

1:00pm – 2:00pm Baton Rouge School of Music

2:20pm – 3:20pm The Danny Alexander Band

4:10pm – 5:30pm The Waylon Thibodeaux Band

6pm – 7:00pm Papa John Gros

7:30pm – 8:30pm Chubby Carrier

8:45pm – 10:00pm Louisiana’s Leroux feat. Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie


Our Location

Due to the recent inclement weather in southeast Louisiana soaking the grounds at our West Park Location, we will have to move the festival to downtown Houma, Louisiana.

Our new location will provide the ideal setting for a grand experience of music, food, drink and fun and we are excited and looking forward to providing another edition of Voice of the Wetlands in a new festive atmosphere. The Voice of the Wetlands Festival will, of course, continue to remain a free festival.

Voice of the Wetlands is in its 14th year and we will have a 14th annual festival. The location may be different but the cause is the same.

Come to downtown Houma, Louisiana and Laissez les bon temps rouler!


NEW ADDRESS:
7856 W Main St
Houma, LA 70360
[MAP]


THE RED DOG SALOON!

Friday, October 13

7pm – 8pm Colin Lake

8:30pm – 9:30pm The Fortifiers

10pm – 11pm Sam Price and the True Believers

11:30pm The Wetlands Ramble

Saturday, October 14

12:30pm -1:30pm Cajun Music Preservation Society

2pm- 3:15pm Johnny Stassi and the Wild Hares

3:45pm – 5pm The Marc Stone Band

5:30pm – 6:45pm Johnny Sansone

7:15pm – 8:30pm Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles

9:30pm – 10:30pm Nonc Nu and da Wild Matous

11pm The Wetlands Ramble

Sunday, October 15

12:30pm – 1:30pm Waylon Thibodeaux

2pm – 3pm The Heath Ledet Band

5pm – 6pm Colin Lake

6:30pm – 7:30pm Dave Jordan & NIA

8pm – 9pm Dash Rip Rock

9:30pm – 10:30pm Nonc Nu and da Wild Matous

11pm The Wetlands Ramble

 

Voice of the Wetlands Cajun Food Experience
(Subject to Additions)

Shrimp Etouffe’

Alligator Sauce Piquante

Chicken Cajun Sausage Jambalaya

Southern Louisiana Gumbo

Southern Fried Seafood

All American Hamburgers/Hotdogs

Chili Cheese Fritos

French Fries

Homemade Desserts

Assorted Alcohol and Non-Alcohol Beverages


 

 


 




 

Get a Jump On It!! Order your 2017 Voice of the Wetlands Poster Now!

We are fortunate to have Voice of the Wetlands Posters on walls of homes and restaurants through out the US.. During the14 years that the festival has been produced we have featured festival posters by some of the most prominent Artist who come with credentials and a great story. This year will be the second year running an original festival print by Artist Steve Johannsen. Steve has produced prints and famous poster for Govt Mule, The Grateful Dead, Gregg Allman, plus many others. His art has flown in some of the greatest concert venues in the country. Take a look at Steve’s other work here: http://steves-art.com/rock-art/posters


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