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With the flood waters continuing to fall, the Louisiana Economic Development Committee (LEDC) is busy gearing up for the Fourth Annual Ruckus on the Riverfront.
The annual music festival will take place on Saturday, May 18 at the Louisiana Riverfront. The event kicks off at 3 p.m. with a beer garden, barbecue and live music.
Local band Mississippi Mud will take the stage from 5 to 9 p.m. In addition to the live entertainment, there will be washers and yard jenga set up to play.
The cost of admission to the event is $5 per person. In honor of Armed Services Day, veterans will receive free admission with proof of military ID. All proceeds from the event will benefit projects by the committee for improvements and development in Louisiana.
LEDC chairman John Lynn invites the public down to the riverfront for the festivities.
“The LEDC would like to thank the city council and mayor for once again letting us host this fundraising event,” Lynn said. “Please come down, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Louisiana Riverfront with this local festival to start off the summer season.
“This year we have worked harder on trying to attract visitors to town for this event. Tourism can be a driving force in economic development,” said Lynn.