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Benefit Concert to Help Louisiana Flood Victims

Gator By The Bay and the Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego
to Host Musical Benefit for Louisiana Flood Victims

San Diego CA— To raise funds for Louisiana musicians affected by the recent Louisiana flooding, Gator By The Bay, the largest Louisiana-themed music and food festival on this side of the bayou and The Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego (BTSC), a non-profit organization that sponsors Cajun and zydeco dance events, will host a benefit concert on Wednesday, September 21 at Tio Leo’s Mexican Restaurant from 6 to 11 PM. Admission is $10 with all proceeds going to a Louisiana Musicians’ Flood Relief Fund. The musical line-up features seven top San Diego zydeco, blues and swing bands.

“With such a catastrophic flood devastating Louisiana, we wanted to do our part and put something special together to help support Louisiana musicians in need,” said Peter Oliver, Gator By The Bay producer. “For the past 25 years, we have been celebrating Louisiana music and culture.  When a sudden tragedy hit the community, we knew we had to lend a hand.”

For those not able to attend, contributions to the dedicated Louisiana Musicians’ Flood Relief Fund can be made online through the website at GatorByTheBay.com. To start the fund, Gator by the Bay and the BTSC have contributed $1,500.

The September 21st event will include a silent auction of a house concert featuring The Bayou Brothers and two limited-edition, signed and numbered Gator By The Bay posters.  Opportunity drawings will be held throughout the evening for CD’s, Gator By The Bay t-shirts, restaurant gift cards and other valuable prizes.

Doors open, 6:00pm at Tio Leo’s Mexican Restaurant,  5302 Napa Street in  San Diego.

  • 6:00 p.m. Dance Lesson with Greg Benusa
  • 6:30 p.m. Naked I
  • 7:00 p.m. Euphoria Brass Band
  • 7:40 p.m. The Bayou Brothers
  • 8:20 p.m. Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra
  • 9:00 p.m. Theo & The Zydeco Patrol
  • 9:40 p.m. Mercedes Moore Band
  • 10:20 p.m. Casey Hensley Band

For more information about the benefit event: www.GatorByTheBay.com.

About Gator By The Bay:

On May 11-14, 2017, Gator By The Bay will host its annual festival at Spanish Landing Park featuring four days of live music with over 100 musical acts and performances on seven stages. The festival also features a wide array of Southern culinary delights including gumbo, jambalaya, beignets and 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked in from Louisiana. Since its inception in 2001 the festival has grown to showcase not only Grammy winning Cajun and zydeco artists directly from Louisiana, but also legendary Chicago and California blues artists, rockabilly and roots performers and award-winning salsa and Latin bands.

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