Terri Mathews, Executive Director of Mudbug Madness, talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about this year's Memorial Day weekend celebration.

Mathews tells KEEL listeners that this years festivities kick off Friday morning at 11 and touts this year's opening day special, a $5 lunch special from 11 to 2, plus the Friday "Happy Hour" from 11 til 7.

Highlighting this year's entertainment are festival headliners Kylie Frey, Gerard Delafose and the Zydeco gators, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Amanda Shaw, Shinyribs, Chris Breaux and the Six String Rodeo, local favorites the Molly Ringwalds and many others.

From the Madness website:

"Mudbug Madness was born. What began in 1984 as a two-day street festival in downtown Shreveport is now one of Louisiana’s largest and most popular Cajun festivals, featuring renown Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Jazz artists, mouth-watering Cajun cuisine, raucous contests, and fun for all ages. Now a three-day festival held each Memorial Day weekend, Mudbug Madness is nationally recognized as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events and the American Bus Association’s Top 100 Event in the nation."

For Mudbugs Madness general information, JUST CLICK HERE! To get a complete list and schedule of the weekend's entertainment, JUST CLICK HERE! For a complete list of sponsors, including title sponsor, CenterPoint Energy, JUST CLICK HERE!