Lost Bayou Ramblers performing at the 2018 Cajun-Zydeco Festival. Photo by Noe Cugny

Lost Bayou Ramblers To Perform For 70th Anniversary Of “Louisiana Story”

UPDATE: This event has been postponed until Friday, August 17

In 1948, a film centered around a Cajun boy and his beloved pet raccoon was released and became part of Louisiana’s lore. Louisiana Story brought the bayous to the silver screen and went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing. Thought it lost, the film took home a Pulitzer Prize for its original score, composed by Virgil Thomson. As such, it’s only right that an Award-winning Cajun band performs music from Louisiana Story for a special 70th anniversary concert event.

On Saturday, July 28, Grammy-winning Kalenda creators Lost Bayou Ramblers will perform music from and inspired by Louisiana Story at the Joy Theater for the second installment of the venue’s MovieJam: Synced Live Music & Film events.

In addition to the historic event, organizers have put together an on-site raffle in which participants have the opportunity to win the following prizes:

– 1 Take-Two Membership to the New Orleans Film Society
– 1 Family Membership to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
– Domino Sound Record Shack gift card or box
– DTB gift certification ($75 value)
– 2 posters from Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum
– A harmonica and t-shirt from International Vintage Guitars

Doors for July 28’s all-ages event open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here and range from $25 general admission to $125 VIP tables.