WALKER -- Cajun music, food and dance will be featured this weekend at the Northern Lights Events Center in Walker.
Cajun Fest 2003 will be held at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Seating is general admission. Tickets are $10 per day.
The featured music is the Bayou Boys featuring Eddie Raven, Jo-El Sonnier and Doug Kershaw. Raven, a blues and Cajun singer since he was a teen, is best known for his songwriting. His songs include "I Got Mexico," "Bayou Boys," "Shine, Shine, Shine" and many others.
Jo-El Sonnier was nominated for a Grammy and has hits dating back to the '60s. A Louisiana native, Sonnier began to play the accordion at age 3 and began recording at age 11. A favorite in local clubs, Sonnier became a Louisiana sensation.
Kershaw, a singer since he was 9, earned the nickname "The Ragin' Cajun." He is known for the classic tunes "Louisiana Man" and "Diggy Lo." A native of Louisiana, Kershaw made his performing debut in honky tonk leading to a career of recording Cajun country in Nashville. Playing through the '60s, '70s and '80s, Kershaw plays 28 different instruments, but he is best known for his sizzling skills on the fiddle.
The Northern Lights banquets and catering have a special menu for the occasion. Priced individually, these dishes are traditional Cajun specialties: Louisiana shrimp gumbo, corn okra and tomato casserole, dirty rice, jambalaya, crawfish etouffe, boiled crawfish, blackened catfish, Cajun barbecued alligator and hush puppies.
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