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Swamp in the City: A Cajun & Creole Music Festival

SITC fest
May 12 – 15, 7 – 11 pm.
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until May 15, 2022



Dust off your dancing shoes for the 5th Annual Swamp in the City: A Cajun & Creole Music Festival – May 12-15, 2022 on Governors Island and in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Swamp in the City is a Cajun & Creole music festival that celebrates the vibrant musical, cultural and culinary heritage unique to Southwest Louisiana. The 4-day festival (May 12-15, 2022) will take place on Governors Island and in Red Hook, Brooklyn and will feature world-class Louisiana dance hall bands, Cajun jam sessions, Cajun/Creole food, cooking demonstrations, dance lessons, a Sunday music camp and family dance, and a year’s supply of dancing packed into one fun-filled weekend.

This year’s all-star lineup includes Cedric Watson & Desiree Champagne, Blake Miller & The Old Fashioned Aces, Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy, Joe Hall & The Cane Cutters, Kelli Jones, Chas Justus, Jimmy Breaux, Kevin Wimmer, Rose & the Bros, the Couillon Connection, Jo Vidrine, Amelia Biere, Colin Gould, Cherry-Limes, Ernie Vega and more…


Swamp in the City will take place May 12-15, 2022 at the following venues (with dates and times listed):

Thursday, May 12, 7-11p: Swamp in the City Kickoff Party @The Waterfront Museum & Barge in Red Hook, Brooklyn (enter by foot via parking lot across the street from Sunny’s).Tickets: $45 adv/$50 door

Friday, May 13, 7-12a @Strong Rope Brewery – Red Hook, Brooklyn (enter by foot via Barnell Street at Van Dyke St) Tix: $35 adv/$40 door

Saturday, May 14, 11a-5p on Governors Island @Colonels Row (Sponsored by Lafayette Travel) – FREE EVENT (donations welcome)

Saturday, May 14, 6p-12a @Strong Rope Brewery Tix: $35 adv/$40 door

Sunday, May 15, 11a-9p @Strong Rope Brewery Tix: $40/$45 door

A full schedule of events throughout the weekend can be found HERE.

See y’all on the dance floor!


Governors Island 10 South Street New York, NY 10004
New York, NY

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