2024 STAGE SCHEDULE
Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor are well known for a syncopated style of music referred to as Louisiana blues, soul, reggae and funk. Their upbeat dance tunes and tongue-in-cheek lyrics gets audiences moving and grooving. He is currently the host of Henry’s Listening Room airing on WLFT and KGLA TV in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Eddie “Cool” Deemer is the resident comic at Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room. His ability to string movie titles, candy, liquor and ordinary household products into stories and jokes always make the audience laugh.
Kelton ‘Nspire Harper is a spoken word artist, producer and motivational speaker. A Listening Room All-star he is also host of the TV show “Be a Blessing with “Nspire,” that is currently in production for its second season.
Double Trouble joins the festival! The twins Benjamin and Bervick are a duo that have their hearts in the roots of Creole Culture in Louisiana and in their celebration of Zydeco music.
The King and Queen of the Gut Bucket Blues are Slim Harpo Award winners. Together they redefine Mississippi Delta and Louisiana Swamp Blues.
John “The Bossman” Hall is a James Brown Tribute act from Philadelphia. He is also an inductee of The Jackie Wilson Foundation Wall Fame. Television appearances include “America’s Got Talent,” with film appearances in “Get On Up” and “Erie Plant Live.” He is also an Apollo Showcase winner.
Henry Turner Jr.’s backing band steps on center stage with their jazz, pop and original songs. Ervin “Maestro” Foster and Jim Master and friends.
King Solomon plays bass in Henry Turner Jr.’s Flavor band. As a songwriter he plays piano and known for his catchy tunes with satirical lyrics.
Documentary film director/producer, radio personality, author and activist, Gisele Haralson is the founder of A Celebration of Women and Executive Director of the Child Development Institute.
Two Crows for Comfort is a Canadian based folk roots Americana duo. They join the festival for the first time.
The Phoenix Rouge Dance Studio was founded in 2019 by Gwenda Bourgeois. She and her Sassy Belles Troupe join the festival and will a sure hit with festival goers.
Big Queen Tonya Bell Sylvas returns to the festival and the Pre-Party.
Kevin White is a member of the Listening Room All-Stars. He joins us after spending years touring with Chris Thomas King nationally and worldwide.
Princess Teha is of Nigerian descent. She has been singing Contemporary Christian and Gospel Music since the age of four. Her angelic voice has been described as an awesome gift from God.
GEMINI SUNRISE is Marc Livingood and Linda Lee. The Texas rockers have a long history in music, acting and touring. They join the festival for the first time.
Robert “The Juice” Lenoir is a high energy performer who’s been on the Southern Soul and Blues Circuit for over 20 years. His music covers blues, oldies, Zydeco and others, and are sure to get the house rockin’
Sydney Simone joins the festival as co-host from 12 to 2pm. She is the weekend anchor and reporter for NBC Local 33 and Fox 44 news.
BR Mardi Gras Fest Stage Lineup*
10:00 -10:15 Host: Giselle Haralson and Sydney Simone 10:15-10:45 Ervin “Maestro” Foster
and Jim Masters (Smooth Jazz)
10:50-11:05 Princess Teha (Christian)
11:10-11:30 Kevin White (Funk/Pop)
11:35-11:45 Eddie “Cool” Deemer (Comedy)
11:50-12:15 King Solomon (R&B)
12:25-12:50 Kelton ‘Nspire Harper (Motivational) 1:00-1:30 Two Crows for Comfort (Alt/Folk)
1:45-2:15 Robert "The Juice" Lenoir (R&B/Soul)
2:30-3:00 Gemini Sunrise (Rock)
3:15-3:45 Double Trouble (Zydeco)
4:00-4:20 Phoenix Rouge Belly Dance Troupe (Belly Dancers) 4:30-5:00 Smoke House Porter and Miss Mamie (Blues)
5:15-6:00 Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor (Blues/Soul/Reggae) with Big Queen Tonya Bell Sylvas
6:15-6:45 John “The Boss Man” Hall
(James Brown Tribute Act)
*All times approximate. Lineup subject to change.