Jazz, Blues, & More, Music

Spoleto Festival Finale: Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole

When: Sun., June 10, 3:30 p.m. 2012

Laissez les bon temps Rouler. The rivalry between Lowcountry and Cajun cuisine will likely rage on for eternity, but if there's one thing Louisiana has on the rest of the country, it's their party-throwing skills. There's just nothing like accordion and fiddle interplay to get people on their feet and shaking their hips.

A cultural field trip. Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole pride themselves on their authenticity — you're unlikely to hear music this real unless you venture down to the Bayou State and seek out a French-speaking juke joint. Keep in mind, this isn't just Louisiana music — it's not even Cajun or zydeco. It's Creole, with roots in Haitian, African, and even Native American styles.

Over and out, with a bang. For many attendees, the Spoleto finale may be the only event of the festival they attend. The prices are affordable and include admission to Middleton Place. Make an afternoon of it, enjoying the inaugural Finale Beer Garden with music beginning at 4:15 p.m. from the Local Honeys, Valerie June, and the Royal Tinfoil. Watson and the band hit the stage at 8:30 p.m. Stay for the post-concert fireworks display over the river.

Stratton Lawrence

Price: $30/adults, $15/children 12 and under

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