Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says the coming of the inaugural Flambeau Fest in Ascension Parish, whose lineup was announced today, is another example of how tourism in Louisiana is alive and well. He says the October 7 & 8 shows could begin another tradition that eventually attracts visitors the way Jazzfest and Bayou Country Superfest do.
“It can draw from all the states surrounding Louisiana, even into Oklahoma,” said Nungesser. “I really think you can see with this kind of festival, a big draw of people coming to spend the weekend.”
Sam Hunt, Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dustin Lynch, Chase Rice, Blackberry Smoke and Jacob Davis are only a few of the big name acts slated to perform.
Nungesser says this is another way Louisiana is is branding itself as a state that is in love with music.
“It gives us a good solid base to draw from here locally,” said Nungesser. “And if we can pull people from out of town, it’s just going to be that much better of an event. And hopefully one that we’ll see grow year after year.”
Tickets went on sale today and you can get the link online at flambeaufest.com
. It will take place at Ascension Fields in Gonzales, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Nungesser says another great thing about this event is that it’s highlighting a part of the state that normally wouldn’t be considered a big tourist destination.
“It will help fill hotel rooms in Baton Rouge and New Orleans as well,” said Nungesser. “People will come in and stay there and drive to the event, and go back and party in those two cities.”