Good to Know Information and Trivia for 2020

Here’s an updated map of the Community Center and WBR Museum grounds. The hammered dulcimer classes will be held in the American Legion Hall on 6th Street. Drive and park in front of the building.

Here’s a PDF file that you can download:

Map – 2020 Fete

Here’s some trivia and information for our fête:

Contact the fête Co-Chairman for any questions or inquiries:

Maylee Samuels at
Helen Bankston at

Name Badges – Please wear your name badge to all events — it is your admission to workshops, concerts, etc. Inside the pocket, you should find meal tickets that you have ordered. Please check immediately to make sure these are accurate. Then keep the the tickets secured — no ticket — no meal. At the end of the festival, if you would like to return your Name Badge holder for use next year, that would be greatly appreciated.

Volunteers Needed – We are seeking volunteers to serve are room monitors for each workshop. Responsibilities are to take a count of how many people are in the workshop, make sure everyone has a name badge, introduce the workshop leader and make any copies if the leader runs short. Also keep track of time. If you are interested, indicate so on your Registration Form.

“Rise and Shine” – Do you get up early? We are seeking volunteers to help with our breakfast — make coffee — set out biscuits, etc and keep things refilled. Hours are 7:00 am – 8:00 am each morning.

Jambalaya Jammin’ Tune Book – Purchase a book of favorite Lagniappe Club jam tunes and arrangements at the fête or on your Registration Form.

Dulcimer Note Cards – Purchase a set of note cards of some of our past fêtes. Who doesn’t like to restive snail mail?

Raffle items – This year’s raffle will be a great time to take a chance on many music-related and local artistic items. Check it out at the fête.

Add your Text Phone Number to your Registration Form to receive text updates during the fête.

Fill out and return Registration Form – Page 3 to receive a complimentary dulcimer luggage tag. This unique opportunity is available only for folks who pre-register for the festival.

West Baton Rouge Museum Tours – The museum offers tours of their buildings which includes history and information about the parish and the sugar growing industry. The museum offers several activities to encourage the preservation of the Cajun French language and culture. Check in at the front entrance of the Museum for tour information. The museum also has a wonderful Gift Shop where you can purchase items from local craftsmen.

Restrooms – Please remember that there are no restrooms in the barn or other buildings on the museum grounds. The closest ones are at the Community Center.  The Community Center has restrooms at the front entrance and behind the stage next to the kitchen and at the right exit. The restrooms in the Museum are in the hall behind the brick gallery.

Museum Handicap Entrance. There is a handicap entrance to the museum. Go the right of the steep entrance stairs to access an easy entrance which avoids all stairs.

Jammin’ in the Hotel after Hours – Jamming is allowed in the Hampton Inn and Suites main lobby after the fête ends at 10:30 pm.

Open Stage – Open Stage is Saturday afternoon. Bring a song or two (limit to 5 minutes) to perform on stage.

Experienced Musical Instrument “For Sale” Table – We will provide a table and form for musical instruments which you may have for sale. Fill out the information/contact form. The sale of instruments is strictly between you and the purchaser — Lagniappe takes no responsibility for sale of instruments or damage/loss of instruments on the table.

Sunday Morning Gospel Sing – The fête ends with a Gospel Sing and devotionals on Sunday Morning. Come and say good by to old and new friends.

Note Card

Evaluation Forms – At the end of the festival, please complete and turn in the Evaluation Form found in you materials. It helps us made decision what to do/not do for next year.