Swamp Stomp At Nicholls State University

Spring is officially here in South Louisiana when we’re back to dancing outside.  One of the first events marking Spring this year is the Swamp Stomp at Nicholls State University. Swamp Stomp Festival vendor poster

The line-up has a nice array of both Cajun and Zydeco performers and even a little sampling of Swamp Pop.  Some are people that you can catch on a regular or semi-regular basis here in New Orleans – Bruce Daigrepont at Tipitina’s on Sunday evenings, Geno Delafose and Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas at Rock ‘n’ Bowl, or Waylon Thibodeaux on Bourbon Street.  Most of the rest are easier to find to the west of us.  Chubby Carrier tours extensively, so he’s not even as accessible in South Louisiana.

The drive’s not too far – a comfortable day trip about an hour and twenty minutes down U.S. Highway 90.  If you’ve never been, it’s a good chance to see the countryside down in the bayou.

If you want to join in the dancing (everybody does) but feel intimidated by your lack of smooth moves, they’ll even have dance lessons by Cajun-Zydeco Dance Productions.

Go pass a good time and celebrate the end of this miserable Winter.