Dragon Boat Races offer live music, food vendors and fun activities

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The Northwestern State University Alumni Association will present the 3rd annual Natchitoches Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, March 3 at Chaplains Lake on the beautiful NSU Campus.

Races will begin at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day with vendors, music and activities for families and spectators. Spectator admission is free.

What would this fun-filled event be without some great entertainment.

Beaux Atkins, of Shreveport, picked up a guitar and began playing for friends a few short years ago. With a big soulful southern voice and an equally big charismatic personality, he has worked hard at winning fans until he now is able to earn his living playing music and singing across the Deep South.

92 Twenty is a ‘Party Band’, that began in Pascagoula, Montana in 2015. With a goal to play music more oriented toward party environments, the guys set out on their mission the be the ultimate ‘Party Band’ in Central Louisiana. They’re dedicated to bringing the party, and playing favorite rock, country and Top 40 hits from yesterday to today.

The Paul & Pete Band play a variety of Louisiana Swamp Pop, Rock & Roll, Country, R&B, 50’s and Zydeco.

But it doesn’t stop at live music! Vendors include: Cane River Waterslides inflatable area for kids, Mustache Mikes Italian Ice, Kona Ice, and FBen Keyser Tacos.

Dragon Boat teams consist of 20 paddlers (a minimum of eight must be female) and one drummer. The helmsman will be provided. There will be a practice session for each team during the week preceding the event.

For more information go online to dragonboats18.eventbrite.com or contact Van Erikson, at 318-357-4415 or eriksonv@nsula.edu.


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