The Revelers

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Date(s) - 11/15/2018
7:00 pm
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Light Hall Theater


The Revelers
Swamp Pop
Thursday 11/15 | 7 p.m. at Light Hall Theater

$15; Free with Mustang ID
Tickets available at the Office of Cultural Affairs,575-538-6469 in Hunter Hall on the WNMU Campus or

Free admission with Mustang Card. Please pick up tickets in advance at the Office of Cultural Affairs.

The Revelers are coming out of a red-hot scene around Lafayette, Lousiana. A scene known not just for awesome bands (Feufollet, The Givers, Pine Leaf Boys, Cajun Country Revival, Lost Bayou Ramblers) but also for cutting-edge community arts work. Glenn Fields, the Revelers’ drummer, organizes the much-buzzed about Black Pot Festival, a model for community-based roots music festivals. Seems like everyone I know these days is asking “Are you going to Black Pot this year?” And it’s not like the rest of the US hasn’t noticed this scene. Anthony Bourdain recently made the trip out to Southwest Louisiana to take part in a boucherie (hog butchering party) with Linzay Young and Joel Savoy, and the big news here is that The Red Stick Ramblers were just added to the cast of HBO’s New Orleans epic “Treme” as recurring characters. Why is this scene so hot? Because the musicians involved are massively talented and totally committed to making music for fun, rather than for profit. A lot of people could learn from this example.

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WNMU Office of Cultural AffairsWestern Institute of Lifelong Learning, New Mexico Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and WESTAF

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