Events and Calendar

Here are musical events that our organization has planned; also other useful information.

2018 Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete: March 8-10, 2018 with March 11 Sunday Morning Gospel Jam at the West Baton Rouge Community Center in Port Allen, LA

Join us for: “Bon Anniversaire, Lagniappe” or Happy 20th Birthday


Lagniappe Dulcimer Society:

Lagniappe Players Getting Ready - Fete - 2014 - IMG_3477

Gigs in 2017:
  • July 20th, 2017, 2:00 pm.  Gig at Jane’s Retirement Home
  • June 8, 2017 6:00 pm –  7:00 pm with Set-Up at 5:30 pm. WIM Florida Blvd. Baptist Church, Contact: Grace Smith
  • First and Third Saturdays of each month: Red Stick Farmer’s Market, Downtown Baton Rouge.
Gigs in 2016:
  • December 8, 2016. Thursday at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Lake Sherwood Village Retirement Center Christmas party.
  • December 4, 2016 time TBA. Sunday Rural Life Museum Christmas Celebration. Contact is Peggy Broussard.
  • November 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm. – 9:00 pm.Workshops and concert with Neal and Coleen Walters. Contact Helen Bankston. Community Bible Church on Jefferson Hwy.
  • October 29, 2016  at 10:00 – 11:00 am for the Community History Festival at the Pride-Chaneyville Library. Arrive at 9:30 a.m.
  • October 21 on Friday from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm.m  Halloween Gig at West Baton Rouge Museum. Arrive at 5:00 pm. Contact person is Peggy Broussard.
  • October 6 – November 10. Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:00 am.Beginner Dulcimer classes at the Denham Springs Library. Contact Kathryn Bruno.
  • October 2, 2016 on Sunday at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Denham Springs Library. Gig to promote upcoming classes. Contact: Kathryn Bruno; arrive at 2:30 pm
  • October 2, 2016 on Sunday at 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Sugar Festival, West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen, LA. Arrive at 11:00 am. Contact person is Peggy Broussard.
  • July 30, 2016. Greenwell Springs Library 2016 Multicultural Festival. Festival is  scheduled from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Set up at 9:30 am and perform at 12:30 pm. Performance is limited to 2 songs. Lagniappe Dulcimer Society will man a table which gives the history of the dulcimer, photos, how to play the dulcimer and information about classes and our club. Contact club member is Grace.
  • Farmers Market Jams – 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of each month.

Cajun Dulcimer Society:

Joe Besse Playing Dulcimer - photo (2) - cropped closely

  • Second Saturday each month: Jean Lafitte National Park Jean Lafitte National Park, Lafayette, Louisiana. Monthly Jam. Contact is Joe Besse.
  • April 22, 2017. Camping Trip and Jam at Toledo Bend State Park led by Gladys Miller of the Alexandra Dulcimer Group.

La Petite Lagniappe Dulcimer Players:



Dulcimer Ladies and Guys/Red Stick Strummers:

Dulcimer Ladies - IMG_6328_1R_1

  • June 5, 2017, Tuesday, Play in the morning, then lunch. Cornerstone Community Church, tentative. Judy Messer

Gator Girls:

class instructors - IMG_3679

Performances for 2017:

  • June 21, 2017.  Bluebonnet Library. Children’s Program, “Learn to Play The Dulcimer”. Wednesday. Set-up at 1:30 pm and play from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Contact is Librarian, Bonnie Guelfo



2017 Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete: March 9, 10, 11, 12, 2017  West Baton Rouge Community Center in Port Allen, La.

2 thoughts on “Events and Calendar

    • Not a lot of dulcimer players in New Orleans. There are used dulcimers, but it is hit or miss. You will just have to call around. You might have better luck on E-bay or internet dulcimer sites such as Elderly Instruments, Prussia Dulcimer Store by Gary Gallier or the Everything Dulcimer WEB site. There’s an active dulcimer group in the Covington area north of the lake. Hope this helps. Good Luck.


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