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The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival will be a great place to be on September 28-29. 


We are proud to announce the 2018 Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival entertainment lineup. Get your tickets now!

Bobby Rush 

Saturday 8:30 PM on Blues Stage

A Grammy award winner in 2017 for his album Porcupine Meat Bobby Rush, a Jackson Mississippi resident, is a true living legend.

Having spent most of his 84 years as a blues performer, Bobby Rush has received 12 blues awards and been nominated for four Grammy awards in his 60-year career. 

Bobby Rush is a Blues Hall of Fame member who’s shows are noted for both his youthful energy, soulful impact and humor. This is a must see event!

Ruthie Foster 

Saturday 6:30 PM on Blues Stage

Ruthie Foster makes a return engagement to the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival having thrilled the crowd in 2014. 

She has been nominated for multiple blues awards and is in demand not only nationally but internationally as well.

Her spell binding performances at Carnegie Hall in New York and worldwide are typical of her artistry. Her shows are always filled with a big sound coupled with breath taking, compelling, emotional impact. 

Vasti Jackson

Saturday 4:30 PM on Blues Stage

World renowned guitarist, and vocalist, Mississippi living blues legend, Cultural ambassador, 2012 Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, and 2015 Albert King Lifetime Guitar Award recipient, Vasti Jackson is a powerful force in the world of music with more than forty three years as a professional musician. 

As an artist, Vasti is known for sweat-drenched, soul-ripping live performances marked by some of the most stunning, and innovative guitar playing today. 

Vasti's stellar vocals, fiery guitar, and stage presence captures the audience, and leaves a lasting impression that celebrates the triumph of the blues, and the joy of rhythm that is soul satisfying to all that are lucky enough to experience his music. 


Vasti first appeared at the 2013 Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival. We are pleased to welcome back this amazing talent.

Chris Leblanc

Saturday 2:45 PM on Blues Stage

Chris Leblanc has been billed with such artists as ZZ Top, Hank Williams Jr., Buddy Guy, Dr John, B.B. King and more. Chris has traveled nationwide as well as in Europe on multiple occasions. He has been a mainstay of the


Louisiana Music scene for over twenty years. His music resonates a rich bluesy sound of the south. Chris is a musician’s musician wowing audiences from town to town throughout America with his big man spirit and innate kindness.

Crispin Schroeder

Saturday 1:00 PM on Blues Stage

Abita Springs resident Crispin Schroeder is a multi-instrumentalist musician with a blues folk flavor. His versatility encompasses blues, roots, gospel zydeco and “swamp grass”.


He is making his first appearance at the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival and it promises to be a great set.

Sonny Landreth

Friday 8:45 PM on Blues Stage

Sonny Landreth is known as "the King of Slydeco" and plays with a strong zydeco influence. Guitarist Eric Clapton has said that Landreth is one of the most advanced guitarists in the world and one of the most under-appreciated.

Landreth is best known for his slide guitar playing, having developed a technique where he also frets notes and plays chords and chord fragments by fretting behind the slide while he plays. Landreth plays with the slide on his little finger, so that his other fingers have more room to fret behind the slide. He is also known for his right-hand technique, which involves tapping, slapping, and picking strings, using all of the fingers on his right hand. He wears a special thumb pick/flat pick hybrid on his thumb so that he can bear down on a pick while simultaneously using his finger-style technique for slide.

Kenny Neal

Friday 7:00 PM on Blues Stage

New Orleans born and Baton Rouge raised Kenny Neal began playing music at an early age under his dad, Rayful Neal’s guidance.

Kenny was a co-headliner at the first Bogalusa Blues and Heritage festival.


He is noted as a multi-instrumentalist who’s swamp blues style and album Blood Line, was nominated for best contemporary blues album.


He is a regular at many major blues and music festivals and often performs with 

the legends of the blues world. He delivers the blues like no one else can.

“Big Daddy O” Owen Tufts

Friday 5:30 PM on Blues Stage

Mount Herman resident Big Daddy O, returns for his third Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival appearance. His big but mellow voice, whether playing solo or with a group is delivered with impeccable phrasing and grace in a blues ballad format. 

It is not only something you have to hear but also something you want to listen to with rapt attention. Big Daddy O is one of the greats.



Saturday 5:45 PM on Heritage Stage

This multi-instrumentalist from Kiln Mississippi plays drums, acoustic and steel guitar and banjo as well as keyboards and is an American singer songwriter.

Sarah Buras is comfortable in many styles from gospel to urban pop with a soul feel sound, delivered with a hint of rhythm and blues. 

She has recorded with many well-known record labels.

Dash Rip Rock

Saturday 4:30 PM on Heritage Stage

Dash Rip Rock is high octane music with a fluency in American Roots Music with a robust dose of punk rock spirit.

Founded in 1984 by Bill Davis, the band now includes Chance Casteel and Wayde Hymel.

They are consistently considered one of the very best rock bands and travel worldwide to packed venues. Hold on to your hats for this set.


Saturday 3:15 PM on Heritage Stage

This New Orleans based five-piece group first appeared at the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival in 2015. They blend original songs with covers from the ’80s and ’90s.

They can be found playing throughout the southeast and made their first appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival this year on the Accura stage.

Remedy provided fans with high energy entertainment and an unforgettable experience.

The Rezonators

Saturday 2:00 PM on Heritage Stage

The Rezonators have performed at the Washington Parish Fair. They are a classic rock band located on the north shore of New Orleans and will perform your favorites on the Heritage Stage. It should be a fun set.

Joel Galloway

Saturday 12:45 PM on Heritage Stage

This Bogalusa native sings country songs on solo guitar and is the winner of the Nashville Now competition held at the Boomtown Casino. 

Ricky Killingsworth

Saturday 11:45 AM on Heritage Stage

Ricky is a Bogalusa native who plays country hits from yesterday and today performed stripped down and raw and with a few surprises thrown in the mix.

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