2015 Voice of the Wetlands Festival – October 9-10-11



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fest-pageAlthough 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.

News Flash!!!

The Voice of the Wetlands Festival has found a new home!!

After more than a decade of music, food and fun on the grounds of Southdown Plantation, the decision has been made to take the next step – to expand our internationally acclaimed event.  Your Voice of the Wetlands has listened to your ideas and will now create a new mix to include our traditional elements like our main stage, food tents, exhibitors, Louisiana artists and our ever popular Red Dog Saloon.  In addition, we will now showcase amusements for the whole family and campgrounds to accommodate those who wish to remain close to the excitement.  (Campground applications, rates and rules are coming soon!)

Conveniently located at 5403 West Park, Houma, Louisiana, we are excited about taking Voice of the Wetlands to a new level.  Join us!!  Participate in creating the next chapter in Voice of the Wetlands history!!

Our New Location

(Our visitors should be aware that Google Maps can be at times, well, goofy.

Use of the GPS coordinates below should get you right to the entrance of the festival)

5403 West Park, Houma, Louisiana 70364

GPS: 29°38’58.5″N 90°45’48.4″W (29.649597, -90.763448)


2015 Festival Line Up

FRIDAY NIGHT 10/9/2015

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Tab Benoit

Mason Ruffner

Lightning Malcom

Randy Jackson

Albert Castiglia

Josh Garret

Tyrone Vaughan

Bart Walker

SATURDAY 10/10/2015

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
SAMANTHA FISH Feat. Albert Castiglia

8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

9:45 pm – 11:00 pm

SUNDAY 10/11/2015

1:00 – 2:00 pm

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL Feat. Albert Castiglia

5:20 pm – 6:30 pm

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CHUBBY CARRIER & the Bayou Swamp Band

8:30 pm – 9:45 PM

New Stage !!! “THE RED DOG SALOON”

2015 Festival Line Up!

FRIDAY NIGHT 10/9/2015
7:00PM – 8:30PM Johnny Sansone
10PM – 11:30PM Nonc Nu & Da Wild Matous
12:00AM Wetlands Ramble Jam Session

SATURDAY 10/10/2015
3:00PM CC & the Mullets
5:00PM Jenna Guidry
6:30PM Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association
8:15PM Indian Blues w/ Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, John Fohl
10:30PM Nonc Nu & Da Wild Matous
12:00AM Wetlands Ramble Jam Session
SUNDAY 10/11/2015

2:30PM – 3:45PM Raymond George & the Blue Flames
4:15PM – 5:30PM Mitch Woods Famous Rockin 88 Piano Bar
6:00PM – 7:30PM THE FUZZ Police Tribute
8:00PM – 9:00PM CC & the Mullets



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 your Artist signed and numbered 2015 Voice of the Wetlands Festival Poster Here:

We are proud to announce that Tami Curtis is our 2015 Voice of the Wetlands Festival poster Artist.
Most of Tami’s work is based on the rich history, music, culture and nature of Louisiana that she has spent a lifetime learning and loving. Represented in galleries across Southern Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Illinois, and Alabama, her work is now owned by patrons from New York to California. On the 2015 Voice of the Wetlands Festival poster Tami has captured music as a way of life in a colorful wetlands setting. Her use of vibrant earth and jewel tones is sure to make this poster stand out and is great addition for our poster collectors from around the world. Learn more about Tami Curtis by visiting the following website: http://www.tamicurtisstudios.com

2015 Voice of the Wetlands Posters Signed and Numbered by Artist – $45.00 plus Shipping

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