Winery Sponsors: Wattle Creek
Concert Sponsors: Ace Hardware/Cloverdale Automotive
The Magnolia Sisters is a band of four Louisiana women, Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Anya Burgess and Lisa Trahan who’s most recent CD "Stripped Down"(Arhoolie Records) was nominated for a Grammy in 2010. The band plays the whole gamut of musical styles from southwest Louisiana: Cajun, Creole, dancehall favorites, and front porch ballads. Because of their many rhythmic styles they are loved by dancers, who marvel at the variety of fun grooves they play. Much of the Magnolia Sisters music has been gleaned from long-buried Cajun music jewels found their extensive archives. A musical evening with Magnolia Sisters is a fun and enriching experience as they explain the meanings of the songs, move between accordion two-steps, twin fiddle tunes, heavy bass Creole hits, dancehall standards and a cappella ballads.
"These ladies are not only gifted musicians but trusted folklorists who are keeping their traditions alive." ~ Billboard Magazine
Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with the Farmers Market, which also offers a variety of food booths. Local restaurants are open for early bird and late night specials. Craft beer, local wines and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the evening. Music begins at 7:00 pm.
Out-of-town visitors can receive a lodging discount by calling Historic Inns of Cloverdale at (800) 894-1737 and mentioning Friday Night Live. For more information call (707) 894-4410.