Community members are invited to treat their taste buds, boogie with a band, and give back to a good cause Saturday night at an event filled food trucks, music, and fun.
The Bucktown Allstars will take the stage at the event, which will take place near the Ashton Plantation Clubhouse. The clubhouse is located at 400 Lac Verret Dr. in Luling.
William DeBruler, who serves as the chairman of the social committee for Ashton Plantation, said in the past the neighborhood has held concert events. Usually those proceeds go towards other special events for the neighborhood, but DeBruler said this time he decided to do things differently.
“We saw it was around the same time as the anniversary of Ida, and we thought that it would be a great way to celebrate all of the recovery around the parish,” he said. “We knew that moving forward we wanted to pick some type of charity or entirety to give the money back to from these concerts, so this time we picked United Way St. Charles.”
The local United Way, DeBruler said, was critical in helping people after the storm.
DeBruler reached out to Jay Robichaux, Executive Director of Louisiana’s River Parishes, to see if the tourist commission would be interested in joining forces with the neighborhood for the event.
“Jay had some funding set aside to hold some concerts in the parishes, and they got involved and really helped us with the technology,” DeBruler said.
The result will be Saturday’s River Rhythms: A Celebration of Recovery, with title sponsor Omega Concrete Coatings.
“We recognized the need to celebrate our region’s resiliency one year post Hurricane Ida. It’s a pleasure to partner together to bring a celebration of our recovery to Louisiana’s River Parishes,” Robichaux said. “We anticipate that locals and visiting guests will enjoy live music that supports a great cause. Make sure to bring out your families and your dancing shoes for a night highlighting the progress the region has made.”
A DJ is set to begin at 5 p.m, with the live band starting at 7 p.m. Food trucks will be on site, and patrons are advised to bring their own drinks and lawn chairs. It is recommended to park at the West Bank Bridge Park or the soccer fields at the entrance of Aston Plantation and carpool to the event.
One ticket per adult (18 years old and older) is required to enter the event. Tickets are non-refundable, and in the event of cancellation or rescheduling the ticket will be re-issued for the new date.
To purchase tickets visit https://www.eventeny.com/events/riverrhythms-3478.