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Louisiana Crossroads 20th Anniversary: Jim Lauderdale & Sara Douga

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

AcA’s Louisiana Crossroads 20th Anniversary Season Continues with Nashville A-lister Jim Lauderdale & Rising Star Sara Douga

Tickets on sale for $35, $45, and $55 (+fees)

The show will run approximately 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission

Louisiana Crossroads 20th Anniversary Season, presented by IBERIABANK, division of First Horizon Bank. 

This Louisiana Crossroads performance on July 21st features an intimate evening with Jim Lauderdale and Sara Douga.

Jim Lauderdale is a 2-time Grammy winning Americana icon, a singer-songwriter whose unmistakable rhinestone-encrusted silhouette has been a symbol for creative integrity and prolificacy for thirty-two albums over decades of recording. He’s an A-list Nashville songwriter whose songs have ruled the country charts while recording an eclectic catalogue of albums that run the gamut of American roots styles, all brought together on his new album ‘From Another World’.

Sara Douga is a Louisiana native from Sulphur, who has risen to country music prominence as a singer and songwriter in Nashville, TN, where she and Lauderdale are regular collaborators. Douga’s fun-loving, bubbly personality compliments her warm, smooth vocals, and her original melodies and lyrics cut straight to the heart. 

Lauderdale and Douga first collaborated during the 2018 South Louisiana Songwriters Festival held in Lafayette. Douga moved to Nashville in 2019 and self-released her debut record; Boots, Bras, and Drawers, which was quickly recognized by Country Music People Magazine and BBC Radio. While still fairly new to town, Douga’s heroes have already taken notice. Her first cut as a songwriter came from Lauderdale on his latest country album, From Another World, which launched Douga into the spotlight at The Grand Ole Opry Stage for her first performance as a Nashville resident. Lauderdale has since recorded four of his and Douga’s co-written songs.

Lauderdale and Douga will be joined in the performance by San Diego-based classical guitarist David Maldonado and Acadiana-based steel guitarist Richard Comeaux. 

The host and curator of the Louisiana Crossroads series, Roddie Romero, will interview the performers live during the show. Romero is a Grammy-nominated musician, producer, and songwriter from Lafayette, and he has led The Hub City All Stars for 30 years. Romero has collaborated with hundreds of artists from across Louisiana over the course of his career, and he brings that experience and authentic sense of identity to his role curating the Louisiana Crossroads series.

As host and curator, Roddie will select the artists for future performances and interview them live during each performance. Romero succeeds previous hosts of the Louisiana Crossroads series, including Todd Mouton, Dirk Powell, and Joel Savoy.

From its inception in 2001, the Louisiana Crossroads music series has presented 137 shows, including stars like Henry Butler (season 1), The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Season 10), Allen Toussaint (Season 13), Rhiannon Giddens (Season 15), and many more.

Curator: Roddie Romero

  • Organizer Name: Acadiana Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 337-233-7060
  • Email: info@acadianacenterforthearts.org
  • Type: Concert,Louisiana Crossroads,Performance
  • Time: July 21, 2021 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Venue:James Devin Moncus Theater
  • Duration:2 Hrs