Bay BridgeFest music festival returns to downtown Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, October 25-27. A total of 20 bands will play on three stages, and many of the artists are mainstays of the popular New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. This year’s lineup features The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Amanda Shaw, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Honey Island Swamp Band, Walter Wolfman Washington, Johnny Sansone, Cedric Burnside Project, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Gravy, Rochelle Harper Band and Sista Jazz.
Admission to the music festival on Saturday and Sunday is $6 a day, cash only at the gate. Gates open at 11 a.m. Kids 12 and under are free. There will be free admission for military, EMS, police and firefighters on Sunday, October 27. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.BayBridgeFest.org.
A private Patron’s Party and free public concert featuring the Relative Unknowns will kick off the event on Friday night, October 25, at 6:30 p.m., atop the city’s downtown parking garage.
Bay BridgeFest has taken place in Bay St. Louis on the Mississippi Gulf Coast every year since 2007. “The Bay” was named one of the Top Ten Small Beach Towns in the country by “Coastal Living Magazine” (2010) and chosen as one of the Coolest Small Towns in America by “Budget Travel Magazine” (2013). The historic downtown is a perfect venue for an outdoor festival, giving serious music fans a rare chance to enjoy their favorite regional performers in a relaxed Gulf-front setting.
Admission to the art booth exhibits and Silver Slipper Food Village along Main St. in downtown Bay St. Louis is free. Festival goers can browse in shops, stroll through the downtown, enjoy coastal foods and local art, and take it easy under the live oaks. This year Bay BridgeFest will also include a haunted house with proceeds benefiting the Bay-Waveland Lions Club.
For more information on the music schedule, food, art and merchandise vendors please visit www.BayBridgeFest.org. Also, look for us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out this youtube video of Bay BridgeFest 2011.