Date(s) - September 15
Peoples Natural Gas Park
The second and final show in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Concert Series! JAHA is delighted to welcome back Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas for this free show, with special guest Crawdad Joe & the Mudbugs.
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas: Nathan Williams formed The Cha-Chas back in 1985, and since then has brought his unique take on this regional South Louisiana music to all corners of the globe. From Lincoln Center in New York to The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Nathan’s music has crossed all barriers to speak to the very heart of his audience.
Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and honored in 2015 with the Zydeco Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Cha-Chas have been voted the top Festival Band in the country according to the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and USA Today and have won the coveted Big Easy award for Best Zydeco Band for several years running. Nathan and his band have been featured in the New York Times, Essence and People magazines, and on the cover of USA Today.
They’ve appeared in films like In The Electric Mist as well as the soundtrack sharing credits with Michael Doucet and Buddy Guy and The Kingdom of Zydeco, and worked with artists as diverse as Cyndi Lauper on the album Creole Bred.
Keepers of the Zydeco Flame, they are committed to keeping their Creole heritage alive.
Crawdad Joe & the Mudbugs: The band’s founder, Joseph Dedon, grew up in southern Louisiana where he was heavily influenced by southern rock, blues, southern gospel, hard rock, metal, jazz, and country music. You can hear the mix in his performances where he plays a wide range of covers and originals for fans in his new home of central Pennsylvania and abroad
JAHA gratefully acknowledges Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for sponsoring the series, and Von’s United Beverage, Brett Insurance Agency and Spence Custer Attorneys at Law for their additional support of this event. We also thank Lucky Dog Productions for booking assistance.
Food from Pappy’s Family Pub & Dixie Smoker will be for sale, along with a pub (bring your ID if you intend to purchase alcoholic beverages!
Schedule is as follows: