The 4 Day Gator By The Bay festival kicks off on Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. with a concert double-headlined by blues vocalist Shana Morrison and Louisiana-bred Sonny Landreth. Morrison, who started her career in her father, Van Morrison’s, band is known for musical stylings of pop with a side of blues and rock which has brought her international acclaim and praises in “People,” “Rolling Stone,” and “Interview.” Landreth, known as “King of Slydeco”, is one of the most advanced guitarists of our time and has developed a unique style that has captivated audiences across the world.
San Diego’s annual Gator By The Bay, the largest, most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou, will be held May 10 – 13, 2018, at Spanish Landing Park on beautiful San Diego Bay. Presented by the Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego, this celebration features four days of live music with more than 100 musical acts and special performances on seven stages as well as a delicious array of southern cuisine, including 10,000 pounds of fresh crawfish trucked all the way from Opelousas, Louisiana!
“Gator By The Bay is a can’t-miss event that brings Louisiana’s rich culture to the West Coast by showcasing the region’s eclectic melting pot of history, food, music, dance and more,” said Peter Oliver, a Gator By The Bay Producer. “We invite both San Diegans and visitors from afar to immerse themselves in an authentic Louisiana experience – from joining in on an extravagant Mardi Gras costume parade, to breaking out some Zydeco dance moves on the floor, to cracking open a flavorful crawfish.”
Since its inception in 2001, the festival has grown to showcase a diverse selection of music genres including blues, salsa, Zydeco, Cajun and country. Grammy winning artists directly from Louisiana, legendary Chicago and California blues artists, rockabilly and roots performers and award-winning salsa and Latin bands have performed each year. The highly anticipated festival has become an annual must-do for enthusiasts of all ages who travel from throughout California and most all of the other U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.
“Get ready to boogie the day and evening away on the beautiful San Diego Bay,” said Oliver. “Let the good times roll at Gator By The Bay, or as they say in Louisiana – Laissez les bon temps rouler!”.
At Spanish Landing Park on North Harbor Drive, Across from San Diego International Airport
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