Experience a piece of our American heritage as you bask in the shadows of New Orleans.  Famous for it’s music,New Orleans features some of the best Blues, Jazz and Rock & Roll you will find anywhere.  

It is also a city also known for its’ culinary delights.  Now you can experience both in a single day and see for yourself why people travel from far and wide to enjoy the  traditional dishes and live music which you will find on the festival grounds of the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre.

Festival organizer, Don Matthews, who currently lives in Pompano Beach, is a native of New Orleans. “After Katrina, I found myself visiting New Orleans more frequently and really falling in love all over with NoLa’s rich tradition, culture, history and music. I kept thinking about the old Fort Lauderdale crawfish festivals and how much fun people had at them. I thought a new festival, taking much of what worked with the original crawfish events and adding even more of south Louisiana life, would allow the city of Pompano Beach to feature a terrific experience for everyone.”

In addition to a crawfish boil, food and art vendors, and a kids’ area complete with crawfish races, face painting and jugglers, CrawDebauchery has booked a solid line up of New Orleans and Zydeco inspired bands which will be playing on two stages. 

The Second Annual Crawdebauchery Food and Music Festival is scheduled for March 21, 2015 from 11 am until 10pm at The Pompano Beach Amphitheater.

Southern Comfort Jam Stage features:

Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, The Lee Boys, The Soul Rebels and Maggie Koerner

Abita Zydeco Stage features:

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys, and Grammy winner Chubby Carrier

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It's Mardi Gras season and right in the midst of the celebrations in New Orleans is a local grassroots festival embracing The Big Easy's cuisine, culture and music. CrawDebauchery 2015 is set to bring a slice of NoLa to Pompano Beach March 21. CrawDebauchery hosts award winning zydeco, funk and cajun inspired bands on two stages.

The Southern Comfort Jam Stage features
Jumpin' Johnny Sansone

Nominated for seven 2012 music awards, including the Blues Music Awards presented by The Blues Foundation, Johnny Sansone is a New Orleans' powerhouse player. From playing with The Edge of U2, to Recording Changui music in Santiago Cuba with soprano sax great Jane Bunnett, to backing up Americas greatest song writer Randy Newman, film scores for Rodger Coreman, HBO's Treme and countless other sessions, Johnny continues to show no limit to his life's work and love of music.

Maggie Koerner

Maggie has spent the majority of 2013 and 2014 on tour with Galactic as their lead singer and front-woman. “Hey Na Na,” performed by Galactic, is a song she co-wrote with The Revivalists’ lead singer David Shaw and is currently the theme song for this season’s Top Chef: New Orleans. It's not uncommon to find Maggie performing on stage with a list of other iconic acts that has included Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule and Charles Bradley, to name a few.

The Lee Boys

The Lee Boys are one of America’s finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums). Each member began making music at the ages of 7 and 8 in the House of God church they attended in Perrine, FL. Here they underwent a rigorous course of training in a variety of musical instruments, including lap and pedal steel guitars. Born and raised in Miami, each of The Lee Boys grew up in the church where their father and grandfather, Rev. Robert E. Lee, was the pastor and a steel player himself. “Sacred steel” is a type of music described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat. The musical genre is rooted in Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and ideas from other nations.

Soul Rebels

The Soul Rebels are an eight-piece New Orleans based brass ensemble that incorporate elements of soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock and pop music within a contemporary brass band framework. The band grew from their New Orleans brass style out of original members Lumar LeBlanc and Derrick Moss’s shared desire to play the music they heard on the radio but with respect to the New Orleans brass band tradition.

The Abita Zydeco Stage features
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

In an era of country music made shiny and plastic, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue stick to sincerity when they write with a sense of humor the real-life stories of broken down rigs and hard luck on the road. To some it may seem unlikely that this classic honky tonk band calls New Orleans home. To others who’ve heard them it may come as no surprise that they flourish in a town where tradition in every genre is paid respect with high caliber musicianship.

Amanda Shaw and The Cute Guys

At 24 years old, fiddle player and singer, Amanda Shaw is part of the new breed of young, roots-based musicians (i.e., Lumineers, Mumford, Ed Sharp, Old Crow Medicine Show, Alabama Shakes) who have embraced both traditional sounds and pop sounds of the mainstream. Her roots lie in Louisiana, mixing her classically trained violin playing with Cajun dancehall melodies and vocals that drip sweet cherry pie and southern girl grit. Amanda counts Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Chrissie Hynde, and Bonnie Raitt as her primary influences. Not only for their strong vocals and powerful styles, but also because they broke new ground with their crossover success and successfully integrating the sound of their roots to the mainstream and this reflects in her own girl-powered sexy, sassiness of her live performances, her sharp witty lyrics and her fashion statements. Amanda has spent her youth implementing the same mission as her role models, becoming one of the leading Cajun fiddlers today. Her deep talent led to becoming one of the youngest headliners at music festivals not only throughout the world.

Grammy Award Winner
Chubby Carrier

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded ten CDs over the past 22 years of Chubby's professional career. His band has traveled all over the world, performing to audiences in all parts of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada. North Africa and Europe. Chubby and the band travel 150-175 days a year, taking his act to big festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Chicago Blues Fest. Summerfest (Milwaukee), Memphis in May, and several festivals in Europe. Chubby has also done guest appearances on recordings for Tab Benoit, 6Was9, and Jimmy Thackery. Ann Wilson of the group Heart encourages Chubby to "continue the great sound that you have. This sound will take you places."

The complete event schedule can be found at:

Online Tickets: $27.75-$62.50
(General Admission and VIP tickets available)

Children under 10 are free

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