Racines

Racines

Five gentlemen who are all well-known Cajun musicians in their own right, Racines explores the varying musical traditions that call Southwest Louisiana home: Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and more. You will recognize some of these gentlemen from past appearances at the festival. RACINES – website    
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Volunteer Training, Saturday, August 7, 2021

VOLUNTEER TRAINING THIS SATURDAY! Looking forward to seeing you for Wheatland Volunteer Training! Volunteering at Wheatland for the first time? Volunteered in the past, but never attended an orientation/training day? Are you a veteran volunteer and have attended an orientation day in the past? Bring your expreience. Learn the history of Wheatland and the music […]
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Goodbye – Mona Bunting [2020-12-29]

Goodbye - Mona Bunting [2020-12-29]

Mona Bunting, longtime Performer Hospitality volunteer, passed away on December 29, 2020.  For decades Mona worked alongside her husband Marvin (AKA Bud), son Marv Jr and son Mike (all of whom preceded her) to meet the needs of performers. Mona served coffee from her trailer and later from a big tent known as “Mona’s Cafe.”  […]
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Goodbye – Verna Cornell [2020-12-18]

Goodbye - Verna Cornell [2020-12-18]

Local musician Verna Cornell died on December 18, 2020. She enjoyed attending the Wheatland’s monthly Jamborees held in the Cabin and donated one of her accordians to Wheatland’s instrument loan program. Verna’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have all been involved with Wheatland. Verna was featured in Wheatland’s 2000 “Sharing the Legacy” project that spotlighted elder […]
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Goodbye – Joseph Benjamin [2020-12-03]

Goodbye - Joseph Benjamin [2020-12-03]

Lynn Haworth-Crotzer shared a remembrance of her boyfriend, Joseph Benjamin, who died on December 3, 2020. Although Joseph only attended the Wheatland Festival once, in 2019, he volunteered his very first year, and he planned to be part of many more festivals. Lynn wrote that Joseph was “the love of my life”, and that he […]
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