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Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run

September 2 - 3, 2016
All musical events are held on the downtown stage in the historic district. Poker Run events will cover specified routes throughout Natchitoches Parish.
Tel: Melvin Holmes 318-332-7455 or 354-0899 or Ricky Jones 318-652-1500

2016 ZYDECO FESTIVAL POSTER LARGE - Revised June 1517th Annual Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run September 2 – 3, 2016



Schedule of Events for 2016


D. J. Doc Couty Music 6pm – Midnight

    • Poker Run Registration
    • 6:30 PM—Zydeco Dance Exhibition
    •  9:30 PM—Zydeco Dance Contest
    • Poker Run Registration & Motorcycle Games

Saturday, September 3 – 4pm – Midnight – $8 Admission

9-11am Poker Run Registration – Downtown Riverbank

Cost $25 per rider/$15 each additional rider

Includes t-shirt & armband for Zydeco concert

Poker run 80-100 miles through Kisatchie National Forest & along the scenic Cane River Lake past historic plantations. Best poker hand wins a cash prize.

Gates open at 1pm – Admission $8

DJ Music – Doc Couty

3:00 PM Poker Run returns & Motorcycle games

Ruben Moreno 2

Ruben Moreno & Zydeco Re-evolution

4-7 PM Live Entertainment – Featuring Ruben Moreno & Zydeoco Re-evolution 

7:30-11:30 PM Live Entertainment – Featuring Marcus Ardoin 

Marcus Ardoin & Da Zydeco Legends

Marcus Ardoin & Da Zydeco Legends






The Cane River Zydeco Festival began in 1999 by members of the Magnolia State Police Officers Association, Cane River Branch. The Magnolia State Peace Officer’s Association is the state wide organization that started the Toys for Tots program. They also help the community through other various programs such as community service,  Shop with a Cop, food baskets and preparing Thanksgiving dinners for underprivileged families.  Proceeds from this event assist in funding various community functions around Natchitoches Parish.

Thanks to our sponsors for making this event happen.


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