Come one, come all to Sibley festival

Published 12:11am Sunday, June 2, 2013

The fifth-annual Sibley Zydeco Festival, where all the stars come out, will be hosted Friday through Sunday in Sibley.

This is an opportunity for the Miss-Lou to see two chart-topping artists, both at the top of their game and their musical genres.

Artist Cupid, who started the “Cupid Shuffle Line Dance” that’s known all across the world, will be performing.

His “Cupid Shuffle Line Dance” song sold more than 2 million copies and went double-platinum. His new song, “Do It with You Boots On,” is also about to go platinum. Cupid broke the Guinness World Record for largest line dance assembled with more than 17,000 people.

Theodis Ealey is the last blues artist to have the number-one single on the Billboard charts. He also got Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Single sales charts for five consecutive weeks. He won the Little Milton Campbell award, and he has played with Johnny Clyde Copeland, the Blues Brothers and the legendary Charles Brown. He has appeared in movies such as “The Fighting Temptations,” Tyler Perry’s “Daddy Little Girls” and many other movies and television shows. He’s proven that even if you’re from a small town like Natchez, your dreams can also come true.

Also coming to the Miss-Lou is the “King of Swing” — known down South as the one and only Tucka. If you’ve never seen this young man, then you’re in for a treat. You’ll dance all night to his songs and party until the lights come on.

And we can’t forget the beautiful and soulful voice of the Queen of Southern Soul, “Lacee.” She has a voice of dynamite that demands attention. She’s one of the most famous female artists in soul music, and she’s won Best Female Artist of the Year 2012. She’s performed with artists like R&B singers Monica, Bar-Kays and more.

Also on the big show, will be Leon Chavis, one of the top five artists in zydeco. You can hear him on the Kennie Wayne song, “Ride it Like a Cowboy.” J. Red and Chris Ivy will also perform at the show.

But the entertainment is just one part of the event.

If you like rodeos, ATV riding and racing and mechanical bull riding, get ready to have all the fun you can handle.

For festival info, call Jerry Lyles at 601-392-1030. For rodeo info call Porky Johnson at 601-660-2843 or visit

Grills and coolers are welcome, and there will be plenty of parking and security on site. Come join the fun. Come one, come all.


Gregory Jones is a local musician.