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Bayou Fest Bringing Cajun Style to Somerset County

Head on down to the bayou...or just Duke Island Park in Bridgewater.

Sometimes there's just not enough days in the week, but each week we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself.

And this weekend is all about a little Cajun cooking as the Somerset County Park Commission holds its annual Bayou Fest this Sunday at .

This is the 16th annual fest, and it will feature lots of Louisiana fun, with Cajun and Southern cooking, as well as the best Louisiana dance music. Featured performers are the VooDudes and Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys.

The festival is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. with the VooDudes—also known as New Jersey’s own Mardi Gras Party Band—which will kick off the celebration with Creole Soul, Swamp Funk and Bayou Boogie.

The band combines R&B, Latin, honky-tonk gospel, southern folk and more into its Louisiana style sound.

The festival itself will be followed by the weekly Summer Concert Series, when Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys begin performing at 7 p.m., with Creole classics and contemporary Zydeco.

The festival is being sponsored by Magic 98.3-WMGQ-FM Radio.

Those attending the concert are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for seating, and food will be sold by Touch Bayou.

For more information, call the Somerset County Park Commission at 908-722-1200, ext. 221.

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