Springtime is here and you know what that means!  it's festival time in Southwest Louisiana and such is the case up in Leesville, Louisiana for the Mayfest.

Mayfest, the winner of the Louey Award for Festival of the Year, takes place every year in Leesville, Louisiana with live music, food, and fun for the entire family!  Mayfest is held in historic downtown Leesville and this year it will take place on May 5th & 6th of 2023.

The actual location of the festival is S. Third Street in Leesville, La on the steps of the courthouse. Once again it's a free event and folks attending are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy great food, children's activities, and great live music for two days!

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Here is the festival entertainment lineup:

Friday, May 5, 2023

4:00 pm-5:00 pm – Juliian Primeaux
5:15 pm-6:15 pm – Louisiana Scramble Band
6:30 pm-7:30 pm – Old Man Band
7:45 pm-8:45 pm – Abigayle Holt & The Bootleg Revival
9:00 pm-10:30 pm – Glen Templeton

Glen Templeton is a nationally touring country artist who is best known for how much he sounds like Conway Twitty. Glen also toured in a musical portraying Conway in a musical about his life. Check out him singing Conway Twitty's song Goodbye Time.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

9:00 am – 9:50 am – Opening Ceremonies
10:00 am – 10:50 am -- Heart United Choir
11:00 am – 11:50 am – Johnson Temple Choir
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm – Pleasant Hill Choir
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Dave Duplissey & Uptown Jazz
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm – Loosey Anna
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – One Trick Pony
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm – Makr Newman
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm – Johnny Earthquake & The Moon Dogs
7:30 pm – 8:45 pm – Lucas Jagneaux & The Roadshow
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm – Rockin' Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters

That is a massive amount of acts to see live!  Make plans to go check it out!

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