Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser has proclaimed October 2017 as the third annual Folklife Month to recognize the rich diversity of Louisiana’s living traditions and bring attention to the individuals who sustain them. The initiative showcases an array of tradition bearers in a series of public programs taking place at venues across the state. Presentations will be introduced by Folklife Ambassadors from the Louisiana Folklife Commission (LFC) and Louisiana Folklore Society (LFS).
These Folklife Month events are supported by grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities:
October 11, 2-5pm – New Orleans
Georges Auditorium, Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70122
Celebrating Black Creole Culture with Kevin Dunn
October 12, 12 pm – Lafayette
300 Fisher Rd.
Homemade and Handbuilt: South Louisiana Instrument Building with Randy Falcon, Accordion Builder
October 21, 2 pm – Natchitoches
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum
800 Front Street
Celebrating Louisiana Blues and Jazz with musician Hardrick Rivers
Click here for more info on Louisiana Folklife Month.