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|Entertainment line up for Catfish Festival|
The entertainment schedule for the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival features a few familiar faces and some exciting new acts.
In addition to headliners Doug Kershaw, 33Miles and Shades of Praise (see related stories), the festival will present a mix of country, gospel and rhythm and blues to delight all music lovers, along with several groups of talented local dancers.
Entertainment is scheduled on the Old Glory stage at Patriot Square on highway 15 and the Gospel Stage near the Council on Aging headquarters. Festival organizers also hope to present more local and regional musicians on the stage behind the Old Post Office downtown.
The Old Glory stage will open with local singers, including Lainey Wilson and Jessie Waller at 9 a.m. At 10, dancers with Miss Tommie's School of Dance will perform.
Franklin Opry favorites Gene King and his band will perform at 11 a.m., followed by the North Louisiana Fiddling Contest at 12 noon.
Bayou Crossing will perform at 1 p.m. and LC Smoove will take the stage at 2:15.
The Ragin' Cajun himself, Doug Kershaw, will close out the festival on the Old Glory Stage, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Featured on the Gospel Stage will be Southern Gospel standouts The Mystery Men Quartet at 11 a.m. Christian group 33Miles will perform at 2 p.m. and Shades of Praise at 3:30. Also taking the stage will be the Glory Bound Cloggers at 10 a.m. and the Southern Jewel Cloggers at 12:30.