SCOTT — A country music cavalcade heads to Cowboys Night Club on Saturday night with the South Louisiana Kings of Classic Country showcase.
The performers who are set to go all out in classic country fashion are Ken Holloway, Jeff Dugan, Sabra Guzman, Courtney Granger and Dustin Sonnier. They’ll be backed by Sonnier's group, The Wanted.
Steve Riley wants to shine a little more light on local singers who walk the walk, scooting along in western boots.
“There are just some great singers down here who don’t get enough recognition,” Riley said. “I was able to wrangle five of them. Country is a big part of the music scene down here; I think it always has been. I was just inspired to do a show with them."
Riley, frontman for the Mamou Playboys, is presenting the show through his namesake production company that has already presented shows like Cajun Accordion Kings with Wayne Toups, Jo-El Sonnier, Walter Mouton and Andrew Cormier; and Cajun & Creole Fiddle Masters with Doug Kershaw, Michael Doucet, David Greely and Cedric Watson.
“I’ve been doing these shows pretty much along the same format for over a year,” Riley said. "It kind of gives people more of an insight into each performer."
Between the four-song sets, Riley will emcee and conduct short interviews with musicians about halfway through each set.
“The idea is to turn Cowboys into a south Louisiana version of the Grand Ol’ Opry for a night," he said. "You have one great band, and you’ve got all these artists coming up and doing their hits, or the songs they want to do."
While the Saturday show hones in on country music, it does bring a Cajun musician into the classic country fold. Courtney Granger, a singer and fiddler with the Pine Leaf Boys and Balfa Toujours, released his debut country album, "Beneath Still Waters," in 2016.
“I can’t think of another one as well known as him that’s made that kind of crossover,” Riley said. “(Granger is) a great country singer, picks great tunes, has great taste and is just great at singing those old tunes.”
Riley said the evening should resemble a regular Saturday night at Cowboys, with a few adjustments. VIP and seated tickets will be offered. However, the dance floor will remain open.
"A lot of people are going to want to dance to these songs," Riley said. "We're not going to mess with the dance floor and the overall way the club runs on a usual night. (Cowboys) looks nice, sounds great, and it's going to be perfect."
South Louisiana Kings of Classic Country
Featuring Jeff Dugan, Ken Holloway, Dustin Sonnier, Courtney Granger and Sabra Guzman
WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Cowboys Nightclub, 207 N. Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Scott
COST: $15 at the door, $25 VIP seats, $35 front row seats and $100 for VIP tables of four
INFO: Call (337) 789-1538 for advanced, reserved seating and for more information.