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Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole

Saturday, June 19, 7:30pm
» Free In-the-Park Concert «

Post-Performance Q & A with the Artists

One of the brightest young talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole and Zydeco (Louisiana French) music over the last decade, Cedric Watson is a four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist and songwriter with seemingly unlimited potential. With his band, Bijou Creole, he resurrects the ancient sounds of the French and Spanish contra dance and bourré alongside the spiritual rhythms of the Congo tribes of West Africa, who were sold as slaves in the Caribbean and Louisiana by the French and Spanish. With an apparently bottomless repertoire of songs at his fingertips, Cedric plays everything from forgotten Creole melodies and obscure Dennis McGee reels to more modern Cajun and Zydeco songs, even occasionally throwing in a bluegrass fiddle tune or an old string band number.

Saturday, June 19, 7:30pm

This free performance is presented in cooperation
with the Mayor, City Council and City of Fallon

Post-Performance Q & A with the Artists
Exploring Musical Tradition and Innovation

Centennial Stage, Oats Park
In front of the Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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For More Information
Call 775-423-1440

Artist’s Website
www.cedricwatson.com

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole
Cochon de Lait

National Endowment for the Arts City of Fallon Nevada Arts Council Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority WESTAF

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Thank You Sponsors & Partners

Churchill Arts Council programs and activities are sponsored, in part, by: an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; the City of Fallon; the Nevada Arts Council; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; TourWest / WESTAF; Nevada Humanities; the Depot Casino / Widmer & Mills, CPAs; Mackedon deBraga Law, P. C.; the Bretzlaff Foundation; the E. L. Cord Foundation; the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; Churchill County; the Nevada Commission on Tourism; Speedway Market; Lahontan Valley News; the Fallon Post; CC Communications; and Holiday Inn Express. The Churchill Arts Council proudly pours Great Basin Brewing Company’s beer at all its events.

The free performances by Mile Twelve and Paul Thorn are presented in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council, and City of Fallon. Additional support for the performances by Perla Batalla and Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs has been provided by the Depot Casino / Widmer & Mills, CPAs. The readings by authors Kendra Atleework and Michael P. Branch are presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association and are supported by Nevada Humanities.

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