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Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole

Saturday, June 19, 7:30pm
» Free In-the-Park Concert «

Post-Performance Q & A with the Artists

One of the brightest young talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole and Zydeco (Louisiana French) music over the last decade, Cedric Watson is a four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist and songwriter with seemingly unlimited potential. With his band, Bijou Creole, he resurrects the ancient sounds of the French and Spanish contra dance and bourré alongside the spiritual rhythms of the Congo tribes of West Africa, who were sold as slaves in the Caribbean and Louisiana by the French and Spanish. With an apparently bottomless repertoire of songs at his fingertips, Cedric plays everything from forgotten Creole melodies and obscure Dennis McGee reels to more modern Cajun and Zydeco songs, even occasionally throwing in a bluegrass fiddle tune or an old string band number.

Saturday, June 19, 7:30pm

This free performance is presented in cooperation
with the Mayor, City Council and City of Fallon

Post-Performance Q & A with the Artists
Exploring Musical Tradition and Innovation

Centennial Stage, Oats Park
In front of the Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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For More Information
Call 775-423-1440

Artist’s Website
www.cedricwatson.com

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole
Cochon de Lait

National Endowment for the Arts City of Fallon Nevada Arts Council The Fallon Post Lahontan Valley News Fallon Convention and Tourism Authority

Churchill County Federal Credit Union Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation Berney Realty System Consultants Nevada Division of Tourism WESTAF Great Basin Brewing Co.

Thank You Sponsors & Partners

Churchill Arts Council programs and activities are sponsored, in part, by: the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Fallon; the Nevada Arts Council; the Fallon Post; Lahontan Valley News; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; the Bretzlaff Foundation; Churchill County Federal Credit Union; the E. L. Cord Foundation; the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; Berney Realty; Systems Consultants; the Nevada Commission on Tourism; Churchill County; CC Communications; and Holiday Inn Express.

Additional support has also been provided by the Depot / Widmer & Mills, CPAs; Mackedon-Law, PC; Fallon Nugget / Bonanza Inn & Casino / Fernley Nugget; the Southwest Gas Foundation; and the Cousie C. Nelson Endowment. The Churchill Arts Council proudly pours Great Basin Brewing Company’s Icky IPA and Outlaw Oatmeal Stout at all its events.

The free performances by Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole and the Dusty 45s are presented in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council and City of Fallon. Additional support for the performances and conversations by Meklit and the Portland Cello Project has been provided by TourWest, a program of the Western States Arts Federation. Underwriting support for the performances by Meklit, the Portland Cello Project, and Quiana Lynell has been provided by Speedway Market. The readings and outreach activities by authors David Anthony Durham and Mindy Nettifee are presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association.

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