[StBernard] UPDATED TIME: First Annual St. Bernard Parish Youth Rock N' Fish Rodeo Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Thu Oct 27 22:47:00 EDT 2011

First Annual St. Bernard Parish Youth Rock N' Fish Rodeo Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.

FREE Youth Fishing Tournament & FREE Music Concert in Torres Park

Music by Dave Matthews Collaborator Tim Reynolds with his band "TR3,"

The Lee Boys, The Iguanas and Grammy award winning artist Cyril Neville

St. Bernard Parish Government will host a free youth fishing rodeo and major
music concert on Sunday, November 6, which will be the first annual St.
Bernard Parish Youth Rock N' Fish Rodeo. Admission is free, and the event is
being held to benefit and celebrate the importance of coastal restoration in
St. Bernard Parish and the importance of fishing in the community. The event
will include a youth fishing tournament along with a live concert, which
will be held in the park. Booths will be set up for concert-goers to
purchase food and drink, the proceeds of which will benefit local seafood
restaurants and coastal preservation organizations.

"This event will give families a chance to experience the new amenities at
Torres Park while enjoying a free music concert all while benefitting
coastal restoration," Parish President Craig P. Taffaro, Jr. said.

The day will kick off at 3 p.m. with the youth fishing tournament.
Tournament entry is free, and local youth will fish the newly opened fishing
lagoon in Torres Park, which will be stocked with local fish. The first 40
youth to arrive will receive a free fishing pole. Weigh-in will be at 7:30
p.m., where the winners will be announced and awards will be given for the
biggest catches of the day. Booths will be set up for tournament and
concert-goers to learn about regional coastal preservation projects that are
on-going and how they can volunteer or support these efforts.

Starting at 3:30 p.m. and concurrent to the fishing tournament will be a
free live concert in the park. This live music event will include
performances by major music acts and award winning local artists. Local
seafood delicacies will be available during the event, the proceeds of which
will benefit coastal organizations and local seafood restaurants. Headlining
the free concert is Dave Matthews Collaborator Tim Reynolds with his band
"TR3", along with The Lee Boys and local favorites The Iguanas and Grammy
award winning artist Cyril Neville.

Dave Matthews Collaborator and Grammy nominee Tim Reynolds has a musical
career spanning more than 35 years. His band "TR3" combines a wide-range of
musical styles which are sure to rock the park. "The Lee Boys" is a band of
three brothers that is one of America's finest "sacred steel" ensembles,
which is a type of musical genre that is rooted in Gospel, but infused with
rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and ideas from other
nations. Cyril Neville is a New Orleans music and culture icon, as is
evident in his Grammy award winning work with the Neville Brothers, the
years he spent as vocalist and percussionist of the Meters, to his work
today with The Voice of the Wetlands All Stars, Galactic and his own solo
band. Local New Orleans band and festival favorite "The Iguanas" combine
Chicano rock <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicano_rock> , R&B
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_and_Blues> , Conjunto
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norte%C3%B1o_(music)> and various Latin
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_American_music> styles which surely
move the crowd.

Local seafood restaurants and local non-profit organizations are invited to
participate in the event by selling food or crafts starting at 3 p.m.
Contact Ricky Melerine, Director of Fisheries and Water Management, at
tmelerine at sbpg.net <mailto:tmelerine at sbpg.net> or 504-278-4223
<tel:504-278-4223> .

This event is made possible through funding from the Louisiana Tourism
Recovery Plan and St. Bernard Parish Government. Please come join us for the
first annual St. Bernard Parish Youth Rock N' Fish Rodeo. Tournament entry
and the live concert to follow are free. Fishing and music enthusiasts alike
are urged to come out Sunday, November 6 and help support coastal
restoration and the fishing community.



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