Hey, Mudbug Madness-loving peeps, we have some fun changes to report to this year’s event. First, the party at Festival Plaza will start on Friday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. with the always-popular Media Crawfish Eating competition and will then launch into live music and loads of food, beer and fun. The music line-up is stellar- just so you know the Friday main music event is Flow Tribe (that’s a great start to a wonderful weekend)!

There are some other changes, and we definitely approve! Friday lunch is back and bigger than ever. On Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., head to the plaza for $5 lunch specials!

From 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., there will be a huge Mudbug Happy Hour with $3 beverages. We think that’s worth taking the day off to enjoy!

After that, you’ll launch into two solid fun- and music-filled days. A few highlights include The Molly Ringwalds and Gerald Delafose and the Zydeco Gators on Saturday evening and night, and Chubby Carrier and Shinyribs on Sunday evening- with plenty of other entertainment in between. In addition, there is dance, puppet and magic shows, belly dancing and more. The entire Mudbug lineup is right here.