Live music, food, rides on the docket for upcoming four-day festival in Denham Springs

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The Chase Tyler Band performs during the Laine Hardy Homecoming Bash at North Park in Denham Springs on Saturday, Sept. 28.
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DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (The Livingston Parish News) – There will be plenty of rides, plenty of food, plenty of live music, and plenty of fun when the Cajun Country Jam presents a four-day festival in August.

The inaugural “Food Truck Festival, Fair, & Car Show” is slated for Aug. 19-22 at North Park in Denham Springs.

Local radio personality Scott Innes, who is organizing the event, expects the event to be “big,” especially as people look for more activities following a year unlike any other due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s going to be a great time,” Innes said. “People around here are just fried and looking for this out. That’s the reason we’re doing the show for free. We wanted to give back to Livingston Parish.”

The fair will run all four days, with rides and food trucks galore. Innes thanked the leaders at North Park “who bent over backwards to make this happen for us.”

“They get it how badly we all need something right now,” Innes said.

Innes said the big day will be Saturday, Aug. 21, when visitors will be treated to a car show at 9 a.m. and live music on the big stage starting at 5 p.m. Some of the performers slated to perform are local artists The Chase Tyler Band and Ashton Gill. Other performers include Konner James and Chee-Weez.

The car show is being organized by Southern Muscle Car Club, and people can register by calling Tommy Olinde at (225) 921-1782.

Though admission into the festival is free, there will be costs for rides and food. People can also bring ice chests with drinks for $25 each, Innes said.

“People can bring their ice chests, lawn chairs, and just have a ball,” Innes said. “It’s going to be big.”

To keep up with information regarding the festival, follow the “Cajun Country Jam” Facebook page.

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