‘Fun-raiser’ to benefit Jazz and R&B Festival

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The Natchitoches Jazz and R&B Festival will host a Midsummer Night on the Cane event Sunday, June 26 from 6-10 p.m. at a local restaurant.

As of April 1, nonprofit organizations are required to pay sales tax, so the festival had to write a check to the IRS from profits at this year’s festival.

“We didn’t want to let this set back prevent us from providing the Natchitoches community with a good time,” said Rodney Harrington. “We want to continue offering world-class entertainment while keeping ticket prices affordable.”

Speaking of entertainment, the Midsummer Night on the Cane event will feature live outdoor music on a patio overlooking Cane River, live music in every nook and cranny of the restaurant, food, games and prizes including a Drew Brees autographed football, music memorabilia, a Las Vegas trip, a wheelbarrow full of liquor, sideline passes for NSU football games and more.

Musicians include: Cane Mutiny, Billy O’Con and Badd Apple, The Kelli Roberts Band, The Goodlowe Brothers, The Snake Doctors, Jarrett Bridges, Luke Brouillette plus some surprises!

There is an early bird special for anyone who buys tickets before Friday, which will enter the ticket holder into a drawing for a dinner certificate for two at a local restaurant and other cool prizes.

Tickets for the first ever “fun-raiser” for the Jazz and R&B Festival are $50 and can still be purchased, just call  Julie Brewton at 318-471-5778.