The 31st annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held in the air conditioned Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus on July 16-17, 2010. The theme for this year's festival will be "Traditional Remedies: Folklife During Times of Adversity."

 


The 31st annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held in the air conditioned Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus on July 16-17, 2010. The theme for this year's festival will be "Traditional Remedies: Folklife During Times of Adversity."
The festival will have nearly 40 crafts artisans demonstrating and selling their folk crafts, two concourses of food vendors, two rooms set aside for "informances" and narrative sessions, and three music stages.
This year's honorary chair will be legendary Cajun musician D. L. Menard. Both Menard and Terry Huval of the Jambalaya Cajun Band will be inducted into the Louisiana Folklife Center's Hall of Master Folk Artists. Some of the narrative sessions will include an "informance" called "Passing it On" in which Cajun fiddler Hadley Castille, accompanied by his son Blake on guitar and Hadley's granddaughter, Sarah Jayde Williams, on fiddle, discusses the importance of passing down folk traditions in one's family.
Another session will include Terry Huval and Hugh Harris talking about the importance of Hank Williams to Louisiana.
As for music, there will be bands like Gal Holiday and the Tonky Revue, Southland Bluegrass and the Hillbilly Goddess herself, Alecia Nugent, and 'da Classics from Lafayette, in addition to Hugh Harris, Menard, and the Jambalaya Cajun Band. The  festival is designed to be a crowd pleaser.