By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2013
Jana Jae, playing the washboard, joins popular Cajun Band, Bayou Roots, for a little country and Cajun.
On Thursday July 4 Grand Lake Festivals will host its annual Arts, Crafts, Music and Cajun Festival in the air-conditioned comfort of the Grove Civic Center. Beginning at 9 a.m. the doors will open for a fun-filled day of wonderful arts and crafts booths, delicious authentic Cajun food with entertainment beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is free to the public—there will be a donation box at the door. The food court will offer tasty Cajun food at affordable prices—come early and spend the day enjoying the delicious food, wonderful entertainment and shopping with talented arts & crafts vendors and dancing to the beat of the Cajun music.
Jana Jae, founder of Grand Lake Festivals, Inc. will join the most sought after Cajun band in the U.S. Chris Miller and “Bayou Roots” will take their audience back to the musical roots of early Creole "la-la" music and stretch forward toward the more modern sounds of Zydeco with a bluesy chromatic accordion and saxophone speaking the language of swamp-pop. These exciting and energetic musicians seek to honor the roots of their music’s tradition by extending the reach of new and creative musical branches. Jana Jae will add a little country fiddling, western swing, pop and the classics to the Cajun flavor of the day. Clint Walker will also join Jana and Bayou Roots with a large variety of music ranging from Country, Southern Rock, R & B, Pop and Blues. His vocal range is astounding as he sings low baritone style songs to the very impressive high vocal stylings of Roy Orbison and Vince Gill.
Arts, crafts and food vendors will be participating, assuring everyone of a choice that will suit them, from beautifully hand crafted jewelry to Native American art, along with the best Cajun food this side of Louisiana.
The Arts, Crafts, Music & Cajun Festival has become a major event in the Grand Lake area. This event devoted to good family entertainment is hosted by the non-profit organization, Grand Lake Festivals, Inc and its sponsors.