Lamar Dixon Expo Center ready to be considered for Bayou Country Superfest site
GONZALES - The Lamar Dixon Expo Center is ready and able to take over the hosting honors for Baton Rouge’s Bayou Country Superfest, according to parish officials.
It was announced within the past week that the annual country music festival will be forced out of Tiger Stadium for at least the next two years due to renovations at the sports arena.
“Ascension Parish is home to a world class entertainment facility-the Lamar Dixon Expo Center,” said Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa. “We believe the future is bright with possibilities, including our ability to host Bayou Country Superfest.”
Kyle Rogers, General Manager of the expo center, adds that the facility in Gonzales will help provide a true festival atmosphere for the increasingly popular event.
“Lamar Dixon provides the best opportunity to retain Bayou Country Superfest in the Capital Region,” said Rogers. “We are ready to show promoters and fans alike our capacity and capability for festivals just like this one.”
Rogers says Lamar Dixon was originally a proposed site for the mega country music concert, when the festival first began seven years ago. The Expo Center could host around 50,000 people, each day, according to Rogers, who adds the concert averaged 20,000 less than that in 2016.
If hosted at Lamar Dixon, Bayou Country Superfest would take on a feel more like New Orleans’ Jazz Fest, replacing the stadium tour atmosphere.
Rogers says there has been no official conversations between Ascension Parish officials and Bayou Country Superfest promoter Clint Davis.