As Mobile’s version of winter comes to an end, spring will usher in the festival season. Many locals will spend their spring and summer traveling to a variety of music festivals.
Among the many some may want to consider attending is the T-Bois Blues Festival (March 17-19) in Larose, Louisiana. Situated southwest of New Orleans, the T-Bois Farm annually hosts this weekend-long festival.
Since its birth, it has welcomed the public to enjoy great music on a “beautifully groomed alligator and crawfish farm nestled in 2,000 acres of marshland in rural Louisiana.” Additionally, the festival also features primitive camping for those not wanting to leave the party and according to the festival’s initial news release, the general-admission weekend pass also includes “a selection of beer from NOLA Brewing Company and gourmet Cajun cooking including alligator sauce piquante and jambalaya.”
In addition to the NOLA brews, the VIP pass includes dishes from chefs at restaurants such as Patois, Boucherie and Charcoals. VIP passholders will also receive a commemorative poster and sticker as well as access to air-conditioned restrooms and special viewing areas.
While all the atmosphere itself is unique, the festival also has attracted crowds with a diverse, rotating musical lineup on two stages. This year, it will feature Anders Osborne, Nigel Hall, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Mike Zito & The Wheel, The Nick Moss Band, Jason Ricci, Eric Lindell, Carolyn Wonderland, Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Ben Miller Band, Honey Island Swamp Band, Colin Lake, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Jonathon Boogie Long, Eric Tessmer, Edward David Anderson, Billy Iuso & The Restless Natives, Carolina Story, Dave Jordan & The NIA, The Heath Ledet Band and Nonc No & Da Wild Matous.
T-Bois reaches its climax on Saturday night with a drum circle and the burning of a 30-foot-tall alligator effigy named “Big Al.”
General admission and VIP weekend passes are available now through the official website for the T-Bois Blues Festival (www.tboisbluesfestivals.com). With tickets limited to just 1,200, those who are considering attending should purchase tickets as soon as possible. The combination of quality music and festival perks should once again make this festival a sellout event.