Downtown Music Festival set to perform

Published 9:32 am Saturday, March 18, 2017

From staff reports

Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to announce a Downtown Music Festival is coming to the City of Orange. The festival will be held at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion on Saturday, March 25, from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.   There will be no charge for spectators to come and enjoy this fun filled event.

The lineup of bands will be as follows: LN and the Crush, 1:00 – 2:30 P.M.; Geno Delafose, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Bronco Junior, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; and headliner, Champagne Room, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

LN and the Crush offers a mixture of both classic and modern music.

Geno Delafose is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western. His father is the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose, according to his official website.

Bronco’s album’s introduction to the Country Music scene is definitely fresh and has been gaining more and more recognition. It has been landing him gigs with national acts such as Eli Young Band, Little Texas and Casey Donahew, just to name a few.

Champagne Room performs a genre of R&B, Motown, Funk, Disco and Old-School Hip-Hop sure to encourage dancing.

Food and drink vendors will be on site beginning at 12 p.m. noon.

No dogs and no pets will be allowed at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion.

“We are excited to bring the Downtown Music Festival to Orange, TX. This gives the opportunity to bring an eclectic mix of music to one area where locals and visiting fans can come and enjoy a variety of sounds and talents,” says Social Media Coordinator, Hillary Haynes.

For additional information concerning the Downtown Music Festival, please contact the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 409-883-1011 or 409-883-1010.