Louisiana Legends Fest slated for Saturday

Just a short drive away from Lincoln Parish, Downtown Homer will be alive with the sound of music Saturday as the Louisiana Legends Festival is expected to attract thousands to the Claiborne Parish town.

The unique festival focuses on celebrating the beauty, history, people, and resources of Claiborne Parish. Spread over a five-block area around the historic 1860 Claiborne Parish Courthouse, the walk-about festival will feature two stages of live music, including jazz, blues, gospel and more.

In addition to a great regional food court, five distinct areas around the courthouse square will celebrate History, Outdoor Recreation, Arts, Kids, & a Farmer’s Market. The local history museum and several antique stores will be open. District Judge Walter May will be giving guided tours of the antebellum courthouse. The Homer Art Center will also be open for tours.

This year’s honoree, two-time Grammy winning bluesman Bobby Rush will perform at 3:00 p.m. on the main stage. Rush, who has been touted as one of the last of the genuine old school blues and R&B legends grew up in Claiborne Parish. 

In addition to the featured musicians, a harmonica contest will be held. 

Admission is free.  Numerous vendors, artists, and charities will be sponsoring booths. All proceeds from the food court will go to local non-profit organizations.  

The fun starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information, visit facebook.com/lalegendfest/ or www.legendsfest.us/