Family Night in the Park: Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole

 Sunday, August 19, 2018 
6:00pm-7:00pm  
Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo

For this week’s Family Night in the Park concert, Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole will take Lakesiders on a journey through Upper Louisiana’s Creole culture with a vibrant blend of music, language and stories.

The band’s music bridges the gap between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun-style music from a tradition that has been passed down for more than three centuries. The style blends Celtic, Canadian and old-time music preserved by families in the Ozark region.

This medley of music, language, stories, and culture stowed away now has a voice in the tapestry of this world. Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole are its passionate ambassadors, expanding interest and excitement in a region that has been, in many ways, ignored by the history books.

Taught to play fiddle by local Creole fiddlers Roy Boyer and Charlie Pashia in the tradition of their fathers, Stroughmatt gradually became an adopted son of the French Midwest Creoles, living along the Mississippi River near St Louis.

Joining Stroughmatt will be Doug Hawf on guitar and vocals. Based out of Allendale, Ill., Hawf is a longtime teacher of multiple musical instruments, plays more than eight instruments and has worked for several years as a professional musician. Hawf is also an an artist endorsee of While Caliber Strings Co.


Admission & Parking

Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission to Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate ‘ticket’ is not necessary to attend a show or concert. As always, kids age 12 & under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional fee. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. Seats for shows and concerts are not reserved, but available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering and exiting Hoover Auditorium and the Lakeside Chautauqua gates.

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