Photo by Zach Williams
Swamp in the City
May 14, 2022
Governors Island - Governors Island - Colonels Row Green
RAIN OR SHINE
Swamp in the City is NYC’s only Cajun & Creole music festival that celebrates the vibrant musical, cultural and culinary traditions unique to Southwest Louisiana. The 4‑day festival will take place May 12 – 15, 2022, on Governors Island and in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and will feature world-class Louisiana dancehall bands, Cajun jam sessions, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole food, cooking demonstrations, dance lessons, a Sunday music camp, a family dance and a year’s supply of dancing packed into one fun-filled weekend.
This year’s all-star lineup includes Cedric Watson & Desiree Champagne, Blake Miller & The Old Fashioned Aces, Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy, Joe Hall & The Cane Cutters, Kelli Jones, Chas Justus, Jimmy Breaux, Kevin Wimmer, Rose & the Bros, the Couillon Connection, Jo Vidrine, Amelia Biere, Colin Gould, The Cherry-Limes, Ernie Vega and more!
Swamp in the City will host a free daytime event on Governors Island at Colonels Row on Saturday, May 14 from 11am-5pm (sponsored by Lafayette Travel) and ticketed performances in Red Hook, Brooklyn Thursday-Sunday, May 12 – 15.
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.