7th annual Zachary Arts & Music Festival

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - The 7th annual Zachary Arts & Music Festival started Thursday, March 21 and will run through Sunday, March 24. It is expected to be a weekend full of activities for all art and music lovers.

There will be various genres of music filling the BREC Park. Food and fun will abound. Artisans will be set up all over the park displaying and selling their work and thousands of people are expected to attend this year's event.

Festival Admission is Free, bring money to park at Coppermill Elementary (unless you use the shuttles from Leblanc's Food Store) There will be a shuttle that runs periodically from the Coppermill Parking area.


Friday, March 22 from 5-11:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m.- 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 from 12-7:30 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Booth Hours:
Friday, March 22 from 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 from 12-6 p.m.

*No Ice Chest Allowed on Property

*Lawn Chairs & Blankets are Allowed on Property

*No profanity or inappropriate behavior


Schedule of events:

Friday March 22, 2013 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM 

5 p.m.    

Opening Ceremony -  

Opening Prayer -

Presentation of the Colors & Pledge - Zachary High School Color Guard

Star Spangled Banner - 

Welcome from Economic Development Director - Kate MacArthur

Welcome from Mayor of Zachary - David Amrhein

Carnival Opens!

BREC's Children's Village Opens

Arts & Crafts/Marketing Booths Open

Food Booths Open

Beer Booths Open

5:30 p.m.         

Todd O'Neil Band - "Down in Louisiana, when they're cooking up something in the kitchen, they tend to throw a little bit of everything in the pot. Applying that same homegrown creative philosophy to his life and to his music, singer/songwriter Todd O'Neill has concocted his own recipe for some seriously soulful, heartfelt and rockin' country music.

Perfected in countless honky tonks and dance halls in the region around his hometown of Hammond, just north of New Orleans, O'Neill's all-inclusive country music vision embraces everything from tear-in-your-beer ballads to flat-out country rock anthems, wrapped up in a tall, good looking package and delivered in a pure-country voice that sounds at once instantly familiar and like nobody you've heard before."

5:30-7 p.m..      Kick Off Event presented by LeBlanc's

Friday, March 22 5:30-7 p.m. Under the tent in front of the main stage on BREC property $25 pre-sale tickets before the Event or $30 at the Event Entrance.

LeBlanc's Supermarket will be providing a large variety of wines as well as light refreshments and Abita will be providing beer.

We will be having door prizes of this year's & last years festival prints.

9 p.m.         Chee Weez - "The Chee-Weez are a 5 piece cover/show band that specialize in making sure YOU - the audience - have a great time and leave with a smile. From the ever-expanding stage show including lights, pyro, and a 17 FOOT video wall, to the off-the-cuff antics and crowd involvement, you never know WHAT you'll see next at the Chee-Weez show!"

11:30 p.m.      All things end for the night    

Saturday March 23, 2013 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

10 a.m.      

Carnival Opens

BREC's Children's Village Opens

Arts & Crafts Booths Open

Food Booths Open

Beer Booths Open

Community Performances on the stage


Live performance- TBA BOOTHILL - Boot Hill is a high-energy, Modern Country band from New Orleans. The band plays music with an emphasis on today's most cutting-edge Country music on the top 40 charts. Boot Hill specializes in large venue performances, but Boot Hill can accommodate events of any size.


Randy Houser-  Randy Houser is the recipient of multiple nominations for ACM and CMA Awards, a #2 single in the form of "Boots On," and songwriting credits for major names such as Trace Adkins, Justin Moore and Chris Young.

In 2008—mere months after the release of his debut single, "Anything Goes"—Houser was even asked by David Letterman himself to appear on the Late Show. His new album, How Country Feels, hits stores on January 22, 2013.

11:30 p.m..     All things end for the night

Sunday March 24, 2013 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

12 p.m.    

Carnival Opens

Arts & Crafts Booths Open

Food Booths Open

Community Performances on the stage

1 p.m.     

Ms. Zachary Pageant Winners Presentation BREC Main Stage

3 p.m.  

FAWS Running with the Dogs 5K  - FAWS is the Feliciana Animal Welfare Society that does companion animal rescue and adoptions.  FAWS.petfinder.com

We are not affiliated with the Zachary Chamber Of Commerce other than putting on a fun 5k run for folks during the Z-Fest. We want you all to come out & run with your animal. Don't forget the clean up bags.

Shirts guaranteed to the first 200 registered!

We will be set up on BREC's Zachary Community Park in front of the recreation building near the pond. It will be a route that runs through neighboring subdivisions across Hwy. 964.

*For parking details please visit the parking page                    

2 p.m..        

Live Music by WAY COOL SR. - Way Cool Sr. is a Classic Hard Rock and Metal Cover Band from the Baton Rouge area. Formed in 2008 to play a fundraising gig for a local charity, the 4 members have never looked back - continuing to blast out 70's and 80's anthems. Way Cool Sr. will take you back to a time when the greatest Rock and Roll on earth filled the airwaves and prove that you are never too old for Rock and Roll.

4 p.m..        

Live Music by NOT4SALE - NOT4SALE is a high energy party rock cover band out of the greater Baton      Rouge area. The band's talented musicians combined with their crowd interactive stage presence sets them high among the most requested bands in the genre.

7:30 p.m.