The Kent Cajun Food and Music Fest is set for 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 in downtown Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, Kent Downtown Partnership

The Kent Cajun Food and Music Fest is set for 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 in downtown Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, Kent Downtown Partnership

Cajun Food and Music Fest coming to downtown Kent Aug. 20

Outdoors at Burlington Green Park

A new event is coming this summer to downtown Kent with the first Cajun Food and Music Fest from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Burlington Green Park, 299 Railroad Ave. N.

The Kent Downtown Partnership teamed up with Altha’s Louisiana Cajun Seasonings to bring the festival to town.

“You don’t have to travel deep into the heart of Cajun Country to find exceptional music, authentic Cajun food and good old-fashioned soulful fun,” according to a Kent Downtown Partnership media release. “In fact, it’s closer than you think. Dance, dine and have a ragin’ Cajun good time where Southern culture and hospitality turns historic downtown Kent into our own little Louisiana!”

The event will feature genuine Zydeco lineup with Zydeco Lowdown, Bayou Envie and Swamp Soul plus the slashing guitar, powerful vocals, funky licks and ‘slop jar delta funk’ blues by Nick Vigarinos’ Meantown Blues. Jukebox Jamzz brass band also will be there to jazz up the crowd and lead a 2nd line parade.

The festival includes an icy cold beer garden sponsored by Half Lion Brewing, food by Crawfish King, Po Boy n’ Tings, Where You At Matt and more. Guests can also expect local and regional artists/vendors and activities to keep the kiddos entertained.

The Cajun Fest is a free event. Dress in Marti Gras/New Orleans themed costumes is encouraged. Bring your blankets and chairs.

Sponsors of the event include 4 Culture, John Schneider/Edward Jones, Party Tents and Rents, Art by Lori Collins, I Love Kent and the city of Kent.

The Kent Downtown Partnerships is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to promote and enhance the vitality of downtown Kent through program and events that celebrate the city’s unique and diverse culture. Proceeds from this event will go towards future programs and projects in Historic Downtown Kent.


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