Lagniappe (pronounced “lon-yop”) is a Louisiana French Cajun term loosely defined as an unexpected treat or something akin to a baker’s dozen.
This definition is the underlying philosophy of Lagniappe Productions as we continually strive to give everyone we deal with a little bit more than they bargained for and/or anticipated. We were founded in 1985 for the purpose of producing the highest quality roots music festivals, concerts and dances. Our goal continues to be that we present first class, quality roots music entertainment to an ever expanding audience.
Since the beginning, Lagniappe Productions has been involved in the formation and production of a great number of quality events across the country such as the International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest held annually in Kentucky (now in Nashville, TN), the Long Beach and Bay Area Cajun and Zydeco Festivals in California, the Gumbo Jams held in Maryland and the Rhode Island Cajun & Bluegrass Festivals.
In Rhode Island, we produced a series of dances at the Holy Ghost Brotherhood Hall in East Providence from 1985 to 1997 featuring acts such as: Queen Ida, Beau Soleil, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dewey Balfa and Beau Jocque just to name a few. On the concert scene, we produced shows during the same time frame at the Greenwich Odeum, RISD Auditorium and the Holy Ghost Hall with acts like Alison Krauss & Union Station, David Grisman Quintet, the Tony Rice Unit, Hot Rize, Bela Fleck, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements along with many others.
Recently, we have narrowed our focus as we now coordinate production and serve as the exclusive talent buyer for the following events:
Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest held the first weekend in June at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, New Jersey
The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival held the third weekend in July at the Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, New York.
The Rhythm & Roots Festival held every Labor Day weekend at Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island.