Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Festival in Ruston: Railroad Makers & Music Fest!

Information provided by Derek J. Amaya, Railroad Fest PR Director 

It's almost time for Ruston's newest arts & music festival! Be in Downtown Ruston Saturday, April 8 for live music and concerts, and hundreds of talented makers from all across the region! 

Railroad Makers & Music Festival is a celebration of Ruston's art and music scene. This year will be the festival's first year and it promises to create an experience that honors culture, celebrates the unique community and provides an welcoming atmosphere for families, groups and arts lovers of all kinds! 
"With the regional arts and music community beginning to develop and Millennials having a stronger impact on the community, now was the best time to get a cultural festival going in the region. But the plans do not stop here. With the help of the community and outsiders just visiting, festival producers plan to ride the culture wave and continue to grow the festival for years to come." - Derek J. Amaya, Railroad Fest Public Relations Director

Railroad Fest is comprised of two components: the Makers Fair and then music at Railroad Park. The Makers Fair portion of the festival will be held from 10AM-5PM in the Historic Fire Station and Sexton parking lots. This event is free to the public! Local makers and artists will be on site with works ranging from jewelry and woodwork to paintings and screen-printing, and so much more! 

Live music will run from 3-10PM in Railroad Park. $5 admission gets you access to all performances and a cash bar. Remember your ID for a wristband! 

The Seratones, Shreveport, LA
Music Lineup at Railroad Park
3PM - J.A.M Brass Band
4PM - Montague
5PM - GoofyBoots
6PM - Supernaturals
7:15PM - Headliners Louisiana Soul Revival ft. Doug Duffey
8:45PM: Headliners The Seratones 
Culinary Events
9AM-12PM - Brunch & zydeco music at Sundown Tavern
10AM-10PM - Food trucks across Downtown Ruston 
11AM - Crawfish boil at Ponchatoulas

Brews & Such
Flying Tiger Burma Blonde
Abita Strawberry
Sutter Home Wine Selection

Experience Downtown Ruston like you never have before! Be a part of Ruston's first-ever Railroad Fest on Saturday, April 8 and watch the culture shift in this region’s arts community. 

More activities include food trucks galore, a Kids' Zone in the courtyard of the Historic Fire Station, Schoolyard Art Brawl paint battle with local teachers, live painting of a new mural with artists Nicholas Bustamante and Whitney Causey. For all the details, check out the 2017 Railroad Fest Facebook event.

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