Sonnier to headline 2023 Marshland Fest

The 2023 Marshland Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

This year’s headliner is Jo-El Sonnier who had this to say: In 1990, I headlined for the first ever Marshland Festival in Hackberry and now here it is 33 years later and I’m back again. My band and I will perform at the 2023 Marshland Festival on Friday, July 28, at 10 p.m. I’m excited to play here at home for all my friends and fans and I hope to see some of you guys there.

Performers for the festival are as follows:

Friday, July 28: Greg Blanchard, Parish County Line and Ryan Foret

Saturday, July 29: Brooks Drost, Colby Latiolais, Johnny Jimenez, Caden Gillard, Louisiana Express with Johnnie Allan, Thomas Cain, Steel Shot, and Water’s Edge.

Headliner: Jo-El Sonnier

After Party with Jamie Bergeron.

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