BBHF to feature ‘Kids Zone’ events

Published 4:12 am Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival is not just about gathering an extraordinary group of music performers and arranging for them to play in Cassidy Park. It is also about educating the local youth about those who walked the streets of Bogalusa before them, in order to inspire them to continue the creative heritage.

Inspiring creativity — some musical — is a big part of the Kids Zone, which will be open from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday. Also, kids 12 and under will be admitted to the BBHF free of charge.

Bounce houses and train rides will be provided by Space Walk of Bogalusa. Face painting, caricatures, and balloon art will be provided by LA Party Art LLC. And there will be a Washington Parish Youth Art Display on the porch of the Pioneer Museum both Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday, the Pioneer Museum is where a lot of the education will take place. From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., there will be harmonica lessons with Harvey Berman, and each participant will get a free harmonica.

From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the kids will get to take part in a drum circle with Andrew Wiseman.

From 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a Kids Jam with harmonicas and the drum circle.

From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be Native American storytelling and music with Grayhawk Perkins.

From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be storytelling and music with Kathryn Hobgood Ray.

From 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., there will be another Kids Jam.

And at 6 p.m. there will be a viewing of the film “Bogalusa Charm,” on both Friday and Saturday.