A few classic rock legends will join country stars for the inaugural Flambeau Fest in Gonzales in October.
The festival has announced its main stage lineup. Performers include Sam Hunt, Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dustin Lynch, Chase Rice, Blackberry Smoke and Jacob Davis.
The festival will take place Oct. 7-8 at Ascension Fields at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. According to a news release, "Flambeau Fest is the new torchbearer for American music in the South — a beacon of music, arts and family culture."
In addition to the main stage, the festival will feature a Torch Stage, showcasing rising stars in country, and a Nashville Songwriter stage, featuring acoustic melodies from some No. 1 hit songwriters.
The songwriter stage will be located in the Louisiana Libations tent, which will host a variety of tastings from local craft breweries, distilleries and wineries.
VIP packages and limited early bird tickets are on sale now. Official general admission tickets are on sale. Two-day early bird tickets are available for $119. VIP packages range from $319-$679.
Mark Miller, of Pi Entertainment, announced the festival earlier this month. Miller is producing the festival with Eddie Pearce and David Addison. The announcement also featured Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, Lamar-Dixon general manager Kyle Rodgers and Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa.
For local officials, one draw is the potential larger economic benefit for local businesses. Matassa said Flambeau Fest will put the parish on the map as "a destination for music and culture."
Overall, the festival will feature more than 25 country and classic rock artists. Lamar-Dixon will also dedicate 135 RV lots on the center grounds to festivalgoers.
For more information, visit flambeaufest.com.