The 27th Annual Cypress Sawmill Festival will be held April 6-8, 2018 at Kemper Williams Park in Patterson, LA, with attendance estimated at about 15,000 for a three-day event. The festival is truly a family oriented and community event. This year's festival will feature Mitchell Brothers Carnival with amusement rides and games, The All American Lumber Jack Show, an Arts and Crafts Show, Classic Car Show, White Tiger Discovery, Softball tournament, an old engine display, Cypress Sawmill Festival Shuttle Tours w/ guest music hosts, RV camping, an incredible Live Music Entertainment lineup, a Songwriter's Workshop for Kids, and much more.
The proceeds from the festival go to the building fund for the new Louisiana State Museum-Patterson. The museum and construction began in February 2004 and opened for business December 2005. The Museum features Wendell Williams Aviation Collection and the Cypress Sawmill Collection.The Cypress Sawmill Festival has partnered with the Road To 3rd Street - Songs on the Bayou Festival this year for an expansive variety of musical events and guests.
Fishbuilt Productions producer of lumberjack shows, lumberjack contests, kids lumberjack sport camps & chain saw carving demos.
Jeff Bates whose ‘Long, Slow Kisses’ and ‘I Wanna Make You Cry’ charmed fans around the world has his 2008 highly anticipated album called simply Jeff Bates. The new project will be the debut album for Black River Music Group label and features 13 new songs-10 of Jeff’s own tunes. A gifted songwriter, the Mississippi-born Bates co-penned five of these singles. Years of church and back-porch singing have forged Bates into a spellbinding live performer. Backing himself expertly on guitar, he alternately charmed and rocked the toughest audience in the world radio programmers with a set that ranged from sensitive ballads to roaring rockabilly.
10 Year Old Country Music Prodigy Sadie McClendon will kick-off the musical events for Cypress Sawmill Festival, 5PM on Friday evening. She has performed onstage with Country Superstar Jamey Johnson, and even songwriting legend John Prize gave her a shout-out during a recent concert in Alabama, stating how much he loved her version of “Angel From Montgomery”….