Downtown Music Festival

Downtown Music Festival

Screaming for something exciting and music related to do in Orange? Well, the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting the Downtown Music Festival on Saturday, March 25. 

“We are excited to bring the Downtown Music Festival to Orange,” said Hillary Haynes, social media coordinator for the City of Orange. “This gives the opportunity to bring an eclectic mix of music to one area where locals and visiting fans can come and enjoy a variety of sounds and talents.”

The Downtown Music Festival will be held at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion located at 601 W Division from noon to 9 p.m. 

The event is free and open to the public. There will be food and drink vendors on site. Prohibited are coolers, bicycles, dogs and pets. 

The Downtown Music Festival will feature a variety of talented musicians from around the area. 

LN & The Crush features vocalist Ellen Radford, who was singing before she could talk and by the time she was 8, was sitting in with local bands belting out both classic and modern hits. She has performed with the likes of Johnny Winter, rock guitar legend George Lynch, Nic Armstrong, Vinny Appice of Black Sabbath, and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith. 

The Crush consists of Axel Wisor on guitar, Chris Boaz on bass and drummer Zach Martin. 

How about a little Zydeco flare? Grammy nominated Geno Delafose & his band French Rockin’ Boogie of Southwest Louisiana is one of the most sought after Zydeco acts in the Southern part of the Country. 

Delafose, of Eunice, La., is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco. At 8, he joined his father’s band — the Eunice Playboys — as a rubberboard player. He then took to playing the accordion and started his own band in 1994. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music with a little country. 

Bronco Junior is country. Born in North Carolina, but raised in South Carolina, he picked up the guitar at 15 and learned to play many forms learned how to play Bluegrass, Country and Southern Rock. 

He then joined the Marine Corp in 2003 and saw seven months of active combat 2006-07 as a machine gunner in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

Bronco’s live shows are raw and energetic, just as his songs are on his albums.

Champagne Room has become one of Southeast Texas’ favorite party and dance bands. The band includes Shelby Thibodeaux on lead vocals, Caylan Daughrity (guitar/percussion), Carl Richardson (bass), Jay Stauffer (piano/synth), Dave Macha (guitar) and Chris Webb (drums). 

This is no run-of-the-mill cover band belting out cheesy 80s hits. Prepare to hear hits and sing-a-long to recognizable hits of Stevie Wonder, Justin Timber, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, and many others. Champagne Room could be summed up as the best in Motown, R&B, funk, disco, and old-school hip-hop so bring your boogie shoes. 

For additional information, call (409) 883-1011 or view orangetexas.org. 

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