2nd Annual Cajun Fest @ Kampfires!
Louisiana and Vermont are colliding to bring you the second annual Cajun Fest in THE PIT @ Kampfires Campground! A day of Cajun food, local beer, and killer live music on August 3rd from 1:00pm-8:00pm, right here in Dummerston, VT!
We have three awesome bands performing in our all natural amphitheater in THE PIT, where you can eat, drink, dance, and play some awesome outdoor games such as giant beer pong, cornhole, horseshoes and more! Cajun food and Whetstone beer (as well as wine and cider) will be served from the Rollin Stone Food Truck, so come hungry!
General Admission: $10
Full Day Access, Free Parking
Same as General Admission as well as a Private VIP Port-o-Potty, Shaded Tables Near the Stage, and Access to Special Whetstone Beer!
Our three featured bands are
Planet Zydeco: Planet Zydeco is an exciting New England-based zydeco band that captures the essence of traditional rural-style accordion-driven dance music as it is played in clubs and dance halls in southwest Louisiana today. Bandmembers hail from the tri-state area of southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
The Planet's funky syncopated sound includes Rose Sinclair on accordion, Peter Pettengill and Nick Keil on twin electric guitars and harmony vocals, Alan Bradbury on bass, Paul McTaggart on drums, and Suzanne Wozniak on rubboard. The rubboard, or frottoir, as it is known in Louisiana, is made of corrugated metal, worn like a vest and played with spoons or bottle openers, and is a rhythmic trademark of the zydeco sound.
The band plays a popular mix of up-tempo songs, as well as slower blues-inspired numbers and traditional waltzes for enthusiastic audiences throughout the Northeast.
Bayou X: From Langdon NH & Brattleboro VT, Bayou X is southern VT/NH areas signature high energy Cajun/Creole dance band, performing both original and traditional Cajun & Zydeco dance music of southwest Louisiana, as well as original and traditional music derived from the global Creole diaspora, including New Orleans R&B, popular and folkloric tunes from Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe & St Lucia, Trinidadian calypso, West African Hi-Life, Congolese Rhumba, and an ever evolving variety of Southern roots music genres.
Bayou X is led by New Orleans native, Peter Simoneaux on fiddle and vocals, with spouse & partner Linda Simoneaux on various accordions, fiddle and vocals. Other core members of the band as of 2019, include Lucas Houk on electric bass, electric guitar and keys, Bob Everingham on electric bass and electric and acoustic guitars, and Ben Carr on drums and percussion, as well as an ever evolving list of area collaborators on percussion, brass and reed instruments.