Gator By the Bay Announces 2017 Headliners

Gator By the Bay announces 2017 headliners and ticket info

John Hancock

It’s never too early to make plans to gobble up some sweet, sweet crawfish -- so it’s a good thing that Gator By the Bay 2017 tickets are now on sale!

That’s right -- San Diego’s largest, most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou returns for its 16th year on May 11-14, 2017 at Spanish Landing Park (across from the San Diego International Airport) with four days of music, food and fun.

Good times are always on deck at the annual multi-day festival because when you mix non-stop live music, dancing, and more than 10,000 pounds of Louisiana crawfish together -- the results are guaranteed to be mind-blowingly (and tummy satisfyingly) awesome.

“Dancers, twirling to Cajun waltzes, two-stepping to a lively Creole zydeco beat, swinging and jitterbugging to blues and boogie-woogie, or moving to spicy Latin sounds will fill the dance floors all weekend,” said festival producer Peter Oliver in a recent press release. “At Gator By the Bay, we start movin’ and groovin’ the second the music starts and guarantee you will too. You’ll feel like you’re at a Mardi Gras party in May.”

Organizers recently announced the festival’s initial headliners and they include: Grammy-nominated blues singer/pianist Marcia Ball; Grammy award-winning Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys; Sao Paulo, Brazil’s own Igor Prado Band (with hometown chanteuse Whitney Shay on vocals); Grammy award-winning Lafayette, Louisiana troupe Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band; the Dennis Jones Band; and the Grammy-nominated zydeco band Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie. That’s a lot of Grammy-recognized artists right there!

Tickets, including single-day and multi-day passes, are on sale now and available for purchase at

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