Michael Arnone, the producer and founder of Augusta, N.J.’s Crawfish Fest, is still hoping to host the festival this summer, even amidst COVID-19 cancellations. However, after Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, who was set to perform at the festival, canceled all of his August dates, Arnone has shared an update on the festival’s lineup.
“Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has canceled all of his August Dates. Amanda Fish is available and confirmed. The full lineup is posted on our website,” Arnone wrote in a press release. Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen have also been added, and Samantha Fish is still set to perform.
The festival previously moved from its initial dates to new dates (Aug. 21-23). When the event was rescheduled, Tab Benoit was unable to adjust. Anders Osborne, Southern Avenue and many more are still set to perform (see the full lineup as it appears on the event’s website below).
“I have high hopes for August,” wrote Arnone in a press release. “I just have no idea what tomorrow will bring. All I can tell you is that I will work as hard as I can for you to have a great time with safety as our main priority for all involved.”
For the full lineup and more information, head to Crawfishfest.com.
Crawfish Fest Updated Lineup
Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
New Orleans Suspects
Honey Island Swamp Band
Pine Leaf Boys
Soul Project NOLA
Marcella Simien and Her Lovers
Jeffery Broussard and The Creole Cowboys
Terry and The Zydeco Bad Boys
Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew
Big Mamou and United by Music