October 3, 2020
This is a virtual event! Please check our Facebook for more information.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
The West Baton Rouge Museum's 25th annual SugarFest well be presented online. This sweet celebration will document local music, culture, and tradition for generations to come.
The 25th anniversary of SugarFest, West Baton Rouge Museum’s annual sweet celebration of the sugarcane harvest will be shared online this year. Mark your calendars for a special two day celebration taking place October 3 and 4, 2020 on the museum’s Facebook page. Enjoy interviews, performances, and demonstrations with Louisiana folk artists and musicians, recipes for sweet treats, and a look inside the sugar industry all from the comfort of home. There is so much to experience virtually, we couldn’t limit it to just one day. A schedule of events including the concert line-up will be posted in the coming weeks.
While we may not be able to gather in person with a few thousand of our closest friends, a quarter of a century marks an excellent time to document our local culture and traditions for generations to come. If there is a silver lining to be found for our silver anniversary, the pandemic does give us reason to pause and archive the things that make SugarFest special, in particular the great works of participating occupational and traditional folk artists who carry on the old fashioned ways of doing things by hand and bands who continue to play musical genres indigenous to Louisiana. Jeannie Luckett, Director of Programs stated, “Some of these folks don’t have apprentices studying under them, and these arts are at risk of fading away. The music is a rich part of that tradition too. So, it will be important for the museum to do their part in preserving this history as well as finding a creative way to stay connected and celebrate with the community.”
The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen, Louisiana. For more information, please visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.org, https://www.facebook.com/TheWBRM/ or call (225)336-2422 Ext. 200.