An incredible experience transpired by Andre Thierry’s vision to unite with a community effort. The Creole United Festival was brought to fruition with a desire to share multicultural flavours and Creole roots.
Dunphy Park in Sausalito, California, known for its mild weather and legendary waterfront makes it a popular location for the Festival. This beautiful venue’s boutique downtown hotels, a diverse geography and a vibrant arts and culture scene is convenient for Festival attendees to make a weekend of it.
Ignite Your Passion Through The Authentic Cuisines Of Creole Culture
Delight in the Sausalito sights and Creole flavours of the Festival on the Waterfront of the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a relaxed setting along the water with a “Taste The South” cookout serving delicious southern savoury and sweet sensations. A great opportunity to sample a variety of decadent and gourmet foods by Heart Healthy International, Chef Joe Durio, Louisiana Chef of the Year & recipient of the 2014 Unsung Hero Award, Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Cuisine and Ms. Pearl’s Louisiana Bread Pudding.
Festival goers also have opportunity to indulge in an assortment of delicious vendors selling California, Louisiana and Caribbean favourites; award winning gumbo, jambalaya, alligator, red beans & rice, a variety of mouth-watering BBQ and seafood such as crawfish boil, fried fish, raw and grilled oysters, shrimp, home-style southern deserts, cold beer, wine, beverages and more!
Music That Transcends Cultural Boundaries
This one day event brings high energy, captivating entertainment with national and international music artists.
A mosaic of music featuring performances by GRAMMY Nominated Andre Thierry, a virtuoso on all the accordion types. A brilliant entertainer who effortlessly moves across types to deliver an energetic show with a blend that is his own Alternative Creole sound.
California debut performances showcasing; Yoshi-take Nakabayashi traveling from Tokyo, Japan making his first-ever appearance in California, on a stage set for International Zydeco.
Nathan Plumbar, Creole roots and music from Southwest Louisiana, bringing traditional Zydeco with a twist of today’s Creole music.
Opening performance starts the day with K.I. Nicholas, an amazing solo guitarist and singer bringing his Caribbean Fusion, sharing music styles such as Reggae, Soca and Folk.
Special youth performance features Performing Stars of Marin, “Zydeco for Kids” music project with artist Andre Thierry, together they play with great energy!
Making A Difference… Music Inspired!
“Creole United Festival Gives” is the higher purpose, recognizing important charitable opportunities to forge pathways and life experiences for students and graduates of music, digital, film, sound and culinary arts to achieve their educational and professional goals.
The journey has allowed the Festival to benefit and align with a variety of organizations, moving the positive impact intentions into the forefront of communities.
The Festival has selected Performing Stars of Marin as the beneficiary. Donation proceeds help support the music program and “Zydeco for Kids”, music project in Marin City, California. The program combines traditional and newly composed music, exploring the Creole culture and the music of Southwest Louisiana.
Thierry states “The music projects and Festival helps the youth, giving them a sense of history about the French Creole culture. They get to experience new music, the program gives them something to do outside of school and keeps them out of trouble”.
Come and join the scenic outdoor event in Sausalito, California, next year, and behind it all feel the rhythm and taste of Creole.
Laissez les bon temp rouler!