Arts, Crafts, Music & Cajun Festival

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kathleen Pixley 918-786-8896


Ragin’ Cajun Doug Kershaw, coming to Grove, July 2nd

 “Ragin’ Cajun” Doug Kershaw to appear with Jana Jae and Chris Miller & Bayou Roots at Cajun Festival, July 2 at Grove Civic Center

The Grove Civic Center is the place to be on the 2nd of July with the Ragin’ Cajun himself, Grammy winner Doug Kershaw is coming to Grove! Louisiana’s hot Cajun Band, Chris Miller and Bayou Roots, returns by popular demand and will back Kershaw for two shows at 12:30 & 2:30, with several appearances through the day by popular crooner Clint Walker, in the air-conditioned comfort of the Grove Civic Center on Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be cool inside while enjoying the “hottest” Cajun music and the best Cajun food this side of Louisiana by our Cajun Chef, Dr. John!! Celebrate our nation’s birthday and take a musical journey that is as authentic as the people, places and events that define Louisiana culture. Kershaw’s fervor for Cajun culture and entertaining with this rhythmic music has garnered him a decades long career, honors, awards, and attention of the most popular artists of the day. As a lauded singer/fiddler/songwriter, Doug Kershaw took Cajun music to the world with his hits including Louisiana Man, Diggy Diggy Lo, and Cajun Baby. For his music and his ambassadorship of Cajun culture, Doug was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

Chris Miller and Bayou Roots, invited back by popular demand, honor the roots of Cajun music’s tradition by extending the reach of new and creative musical branches. This group is fun and they are good! Led by Chris Miller on vocals, accordion, fiddle, keys, and harmonica, they provide a musical adventure that can take some very exciting and surprising turns. Jana Jae will join in to help make this Cajun Festival an event you don’t want to miss. Dancers will gather on the dance floor to dance to the vibrant beat of the Cajun music. Clint Walker, vocalist, musician and songwriter will change the pace when he hits the stage with his own vocal style, hits, and original tunes.

Enjoy the entertainment while shopping with the Arts and Crafts Vendors and enjoying delicious Cajun food served at noon which will include some of your Cajun favorites. Cajun Chef, Dr. John has promised plenty of great Cajun Food including Gumbo, Jambalaya, Smoked Cajun Sausage on a Stick, Red Beans & Rice, and Cajun Catfish.

The public is invited to enjoy this event brought to the Grand Lake area by Grand Lake Festivals, Inc. and Jana Jae, founder of Grand Lake Festivals with the assistance of Cherokee Nation Businesses, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment of the Arts, Grove Convention & Tourism Bureau, Oklahoma Film and Music, plus local and area sponsors including the City of Grove and Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.

This will be a family experience—delicious food, wonderful entertainment and a great opportunity to shop with the talented artists and crafters selling their work at the various vendor booths. Bring the family and enjoy the whole day on July 2 at the Grove Civic Center 18th and Main in Grove, Oklahoma. Admission is $5 for adults with children under 12 years of age free. Doors open at 9 a.m. with music beginning at 10 a.m.  Call 918-786-8896 for additional information.




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