Marquette Waterfront Festival

Moved inside, the final 3 scheduled acts started and finished the weekends events at the Crystal Corner. I was able to catch the youthful enthusiasm of Lafayette, Louisiana’s Feufollet, and the seasoned aplomb of Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans making their first appearance on an MNA stage. Feufollet (the name refers to the ghostly, luminescent marsh gases, once believed to be specters haunting the bayous) formed in 1995 when accordionist/singer Chris Stafford was 8 and fiddler Chris Segura was 11. They quickly became known as one of the most exciting Cajun bands in Acadiana, not because of their youth but because of their obvious musical ability and the vivacity with which they approached the traditional music of the area. This group has been a band of young prodigies for so long, it can be hard to talk about them as just a band. But that’s just what they are: a band of extremely talented and seasoned musicians who continue to explore the vital music of their culture and region. They also stole the show at last year’s La Fête de Marquette. Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans have been playing their particular brand of funk, soul and jazz in Wisconsin and around the country for more than 20 years. Everyone knows what a terrific band they are. Many thanks to all who made it out to support the live music, the Marquette Neighborhood Association and to tasty pints of local beer.

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