Augusta Announces Cajun & Creole Week Events & Classes

Augusta Announces Cajun & Creole Week Events & Classes

Cajun & Creole Week—July 5th-10, 2020

Download the schedule of live events for Cajun & Creole Week—Week 1, July 5-10. A small sampling of the 33 activities scheduled include:
  • Headliner: Kathy Mattea on Thursday, July 9th @ 7pm
  • Brass Q&A with Jesse McBee on Monday July 6 @ 12pm
  • Swing Jam with Marv & Kathy Reitz on Monday, July 6th @ pm
  • Drumset, Rhythm Q&A with Wes Crawford on Tuesday, July 7th @ 12 pm
  • Fiddle Technique by Michelle Kamisky on Tuesday, July 7th @ 5pm
  • Culural Session: Women in Cajun Music by Jane Vidrine & Sheryl Cormier on Thursday July 9th @ 1pm
  • G&T Party on Friday July 10th @ 5pm

About Augusta’s Online Events & Lessons

Online Lessons

The Augusta Heritage Center has put together a large digital project for Summer 2020. Classes include:
  • Cajun cooking
  • Accordion
  • Acoustic, resonator, steel, electric guitar
  • Vocals & songwriting
  • Beginning, Intermediate and advanced fiddle
  • Beginning, Intermediate and advanced banjo
  • Bass, Drum, & Dance
  • Jazz piano, Chicago Blues
  • Ukulele & Dulcimer
  • Mandolin
Register for Augusta Online 2020 with a $100 suggested contribution (sliding scale — everyone encouraged to participate!) for access to 150 video lessons, which will be available late-June through September. See all the video lesson offerings! Contact Augusta with questions at (304) 637-1209.

Online Events

Registrants of online lessons can  tune into real-time online cultural sessions, music-making & other community events that Augusta is organizing July 6-24, 2020. All registrants will receive an email with a link to the lessons.

Registered participants will have access to all of Augusta’s Summer 2020 live online events for every musical genre and theme. Each Zoom session will have a 300-person capacity. These sessions will be your opportunity to ask questions, play along with live music, and chat with your Augusta friends in real time. All sessions will also be streamed to a private YouTube channel, so even if the Zoom rooms fill up, you’ll be able to attend. Barring technical malfunction, the sessions will be archived so that you can catch them later if you weren’t able to be there live. Archived sessions will be available until October 1st alongside the video lessons.
Live sessions will be accessed through the August Online Learning Site. Join our Augusta 2020 Facebook group to get updates fast.

About Mountain Arts District

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