Join us for our 8th annual Labor Day weekend FREE “Concert on the Lawn”. K. Jones and the Benzie Playboys bring the roots of southwest Louisiana’s Creole, Cajun, and Zydeco music to the Old Art Building on Saturday, August 31 at 7:00 pm. Bring chairs, blankets and your dancing shoes—Beer, wine, & cider will be available for purchase. No coolers please.
The Playboys are dedicated to keeping the Cajun/Zydeco/Creole music alive with live performances for two steppin’, waltzing, and smoking red hot zydeco dancing. French lyrics are common in many of the tunes they sing in the tradition of Amede Ardoin, Bois Sec, Canray Fontenot, and many others for an authentic Louisiana music experience.
The ten-button diatonic accordion of K. Jones is the driving force of their music, with Jonah Powell on fiddle, Jamie Bernard on the drums, and Dan Johansson on bass. Mark Stoltz spreads this contagious music on the scrub board and triangle driving the beat…
This concert will be on the front lawn of the Old Art Building and attendees should bring chairs. Beer, cider, and wine will be available for purchase.
The show will go on. . . rain or shine. . .In the event of bad weather the show will take place inside the Old Art Building, so limited seating will be available.
This concert is sponsored, in part, by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center, Edmund F and Virginia B Ball Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information call the Old Art Building at 231-256-2131.