Chee Weez, Marc Broussard, Rockin Dopsie and others to perform while chefs go after the best jambalaya in the world competition.

2017 Festival Grounds: 219 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, LA 70737 

Bands

Friday, May 26

Main Festival Stage

Foret Tradition, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Chee Weez, 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

LA Lottery Stage (Cooking Area)

Big River Express, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 27

Main Festival Stage

Stonewall Broussard, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Eddie Smith Bank, 4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Allison Collins, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Orphan Annie, 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Marc Broussard, 10:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

LA Lottery Stage (Cooking Area)

Lil' Bayou Band, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

T Boy Moore & Just Us, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Justin Cornett, 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

Mike Broussard & Night Train ft. Tuzack Martin, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 28

Main Festival Stage

Na Na Sha, 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Chase Tyler, 2:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Snapper & The Fishsticks, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Annoucement of 2018 World Champion, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

About Last Night, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Rockin Dopsie, 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

LA Lottery Stage (Cooking Area)

Freestyle, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Deano, Tuzack & Shane, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Trent Bourgeois & Fly By Nite, 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

Kenny Fife & Bac Trac, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

5K & 1 Mile Run

Saturday, May 27

Registration, 7:00 a.m.

1 mile Fun Run, 8:00 a.m.

5K Run Start, 8:30 a.m.

Cooking Contest

Friday, May 26

Heats 1-4: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

*Mini-Pot Champ of Champs: 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 27

Heats 5-8: 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. , 12:00 p.m.

Semifinalists announced at 6:30 p.m.

Champ of Champs, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Champ of Champs winner announced at 6:30 p.m.

Mini-Pot Cooking Contest, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Along New River behind Harry Robert Insurance

Sunday, May 28

Semifinals, 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Finalists announced at noon

Finals, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

World Champion announced around 6:30 p.m.

Queen's Contest

Saturday, May 27

Farewell from 49th Jambalaya Queen

Pageant and Crowning of 50th Jambalaya Queen

50th Anniversary Recognition Ceremony of all past Jambalaya Festival Royalty and festival members

Main Festival Stage, 10:00 a.m.

Carnival Times

Thursday, May 25 - Sunday, May 28

Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Pay one price of $20

Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Pay one price of $25

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Pay one price of $25

Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Pay one price of $25

*Weekend Passes for Friday - Sunday, $60

For more info visit the website at http://www.jambalayafestival.org/.