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There’s no need to travel far for a festival featuring New Orleans-inspired fare. Just head to the ninth annual Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew Crawfish Festival for a bite o’ bayou — crawfish, craft beer and country crooners headline this annual outdoor festival.

“This is a great way to kick off the summer and enjoy an outdoor festival before it gets too hot,” says Jim Beck, owner of French Market Grille West, which co-sponsors the event. “We’ll have good music, and if you’ve never tried crawfish before, well, this is the time to do it.”

At Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew, festival-goers can chow down on crawfish, shrimp and all of the Cajun fixin’s they can imagine. And of course, the best way to chase that fine festival food is with a cold craft beer.

The country duo, LOCASH (formerly known as the LoCash Cowboys) headlines the entertainment. The Nashville duo has topped the Billboard charts with two number one singles in a row, “I Love This Life” and “I Know Somebody.” Other musical entertainment includes a live DJ and Cody Webb. The gates open at 5 p.m. The DJ kicks things off until 6:15, and live music begins at 6:30 p.m. 

No outside food, beverages or coolers will be allowed. And sorry, but pets must be left at home as well. Bring your own chairs. The event will be held rain or shine.

If You Go:

What: Mudbugabeaux-N-Brew Crawfish Festival

When: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, June 3

Where: Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds Street 

How Much: $10 in advance; $20 day of event; limited VIP tickets available

More Info: (706) 855-5111 or eventbrite.com