2018 Fais Do-Do: Closing Celebration
Sunday, September 16 | RL Boyce and the Hill Country Allstars | Sheridan Opera House
The 2018 festival weekend ends with a special closing celebration show from RL Boyce and the Hill Country Allstars at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Sunday, September 16. The doors open at 8:30 pm and the show starts at 9:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now and very limited (only 5 tickets left).
Fais Do Do roughly translates to "Cajun dance party". The parties were named for the gentle command ('go to sleep') young mothers offered bawling infants so that they could get back out and dance with their husbands before someone else did. This is the final show of the festival weekend and shortly thereafter, everyone will get some sleep! This show is a highlight for many and one you won't want to miss.
RL Boyce and the Hill Country Allstars
R.L. Boyce’s Hill Country Blues is effortlessly transcendent and mesmerizing. Capturing the juke-joint, moonshine fuelled, picnic party life of Como, Mississippi, Boyce takes the listener through Saturday night and over that fine line that separates it from Sunday morning. This is god-fearing music on Mississippi terms. R.L. Boyce has become so highly regarded people see him as the Ravi Shankar of Hill Country music. Hill Country music is loose and free, so much so that it puts both the performer and the listener in a warm, almost meditative state while still groovy enough to demand a good ass shake. Through improvisation, it is designed to heighten your consciousness. You don’t play this sort of music so much as you submit to it. To properly capture the sound of R.L. and his friends, you set up the mics, get the hell out of the way and let the hypnotic boogie take over. As R.L. himself says, “Most of it, when somethin’ hits my mind, I just start. I don’t do no rehearsin’ with nobody. I don’t do nothin’ like that. Whatever hits me, I jump in on it. Discover more - read, listen and watch here.
Please note, VIP and Juke Joint passes are not valid for show entry, this is a separate ticket.