‘Music Fest’ now slated for Labor Day weekend

Published 4:47 am Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Organizers of the Northshore Music Festival 2017 had to postpone the event that was scheduled for last Saturday due to rain. When they heard there was an 80-percent chance of rain on the day they were scheduled to go live, they jumped on social media to warn potential attendees. Now it’s set to go live in Cassidy Park on Sunday, Sept. 3, Labor Day weekend.

Last Saturday, promoters Dracus Sartin and Young Carter stayed at the park to let patrons know personally that the festival was postponed.

“We even had a group that said they traveled all the way from Baton Rouge to come,” Sartin said. “We gave them free passes to come back. We’ve gotten big interest from the community and beyond.

“With the majority of people not having to work that Monday, and school being out, we knew that would be the best date to come out to the park and enjoy the festival. I look at it like a blessing — it just gives us more time to add more bang to the day.”

On Sept. 3, the gates will open at noon, and the show will start at 2 p.m. A full day of entertainment is slated. Tickets cost $10, with children 12 and under free.

Sartin said vendors can still get booths and tickets are still on sale. For either, contact 985-294-1958 or 985-222-7861.