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As COVID-19 vaccines continue to rollout, and the COVID pandemic restrictions fade away, summer events are returning all over the United States. Especially in Louisiana, where expos and concerts have been announcing plans to return for the last few weeks.

Next up is the Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival, who announced their lineup this week for their 2021 event. This year's Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival will take place May 22nd in downtown Natchitoches. The show will have three separate stages of music through the day.

Even though the event is on for 2021, there are still COVID guidelines in place. Including capacity limitations for the main stage Riverbank area. That capacity is set at 3,000 people. Once those 3,000 tickets are sold, the Riverbank area will be sold out. You can get tickets now, right here.

The headliner for this year's event is going to be country star Neal McCoy.

McCoy is well known for his high energy shows, but his resume is pretty incredible too. He has two Platinum selling records to his credit, as well as a ton of Top 5 singles. In fact, two of those singles, "No Doubt About It" and "Wink", both went to #1 on the Country charts.

Here are the lineups for all three stages that the Festival posted on their social media:

1:00-2:00--The Nakatosh Rhythm Chiefs (Classic and modern Jazz from the legendary Luke Brouillette and friends)
2:20-3:50--Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers--(High energy music from the Grammy-nominated member of Louisiana Zydeco's royal family.)
4:10--5:10--Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs--(Regional favorites performing a tribute to R&B and Soul music as part of their "Great Outdoors Tour")
5:25-6:25--Peter Rivera (Former lead singer of 70's hit-making Motown recording artists Rare Earth, performing hits like "(I Just Want To) Celebrate", and "Get Ready")
7:00-8:30--Neal McCoy--(Country superstar with several chart-topping hits to his credit. His live shows are legendary for their high energy)
9:00-10:30--Back in Black--(Widely regarded as the World's Greatest AC/DC Tribute Band, Back in Black will be performing a pitch-perfect recreation of an AC/DC live concert)
Southern Scrips Stage (Roque House)-
12:00--Kelly Roberts Band (Variety)
1:00--LA Sweet T--(Latin Rhythms/Jazz)
2:00---50-Man Machine (Celtic/Americana)
3:00---Cane River Soul (Soul/funk/R&B)
4:00--Billy O'Con and Badd Apple (High energy classic rock)
5:00--Lucas Jagneaux--(Country singer-songwriter)
Alliance Compressors Stage (Fleur De Lis)-
12:15--The Armadillo Jackals (Americana/Variety)
1:15--The Louisiana Sidemen Blues Band (Blues/R&B)
2:15--Breaktime for Frances (Alternative original rock)
4:15--The Turn-Ups--(Classic Rock/Variety)
5:15--The Snake Doctors--(Blues/Americana)


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