2017 West Jeff Family Fest Live Music

WJMC - West Jeff Fest 2016

Featuring Five of the Areas "Best Bands"

Date:    Friday – October 13
Saturday – October 14
Place:    920 Avenue B
Behind WJ Hospital

The Topcats:    6pm–8pm
Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition:    8:30pm–11pm

The Joey Thomas Band:    Noon-3pm
Aaron Foret Band:    3:30-6:30pm
Junior & Sumtin’ Sneaky:    7-10pm

The Topcats

WJMC - West Jeff Fest 2015 - The Topcats

The Topcats’ four members, Robert Schulte on drums and vocals, Pat Campbell on bass and vocals, Buzzy Beano on guitar and vocals, and David Gamble on keyboards, have been performing together for over thirty-three years. The Topcats are the hardest working band in the New Orleans area and have averaged more than 250 shows a year since 1990. They have racked up an impressive list of achievements along the way: In June of 2005, The Topcats were inducted in to the Louisiana Hall of Fame.

The band has been nominated as "Best Cover Band" in Offbeat Magazine's "Best of The Beat Awards" for the past nineteen years in a row, and in a vote by Offbeat's readers was selected as "Best Cover Band" in 2007, ‘03, 1999, '98, '97, and '96! In 2008, The Topcats were selected as the “Best Local Band” in New Orleans Magazine’s Annual Reader’s Poll and runner up in the magazine’s 2010 and 2013 reader’s polls.

The Topcats have also recorded and released more than ten projects on CD and cassette. In 2003, the band released a DVD chronicling the history of the band’s first twenty years together as well as numerous music videos. All year long, The Topcats are one of the area’s top choices for Mardi Gras events, festivals, fairs, night clubs, and parties and are widely considered the number one party band in the New Orleans area!

Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition

WJMC - West Jeff Fest 2016 - Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition

Foret Tradition was created 10 years ago. There were only two members!! Ryan Foret who played keyboards and did all the singing. Brandon Foret, played drums. The band has come a long way from then. There were many musicians who played in the band throughout the years.

In August 2009, we changed the name of the group to "Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition". We signed a record deal with a record label out of Forney, Texas. The band is under CSP Records. We cover music from Swamp Pop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Motown, Country, Top 40, 80's Rock, and Zydeco!!! We perform at any event you can think of. We play tons of Weddings and Festivals. Nightclubs are a major part of our schedule. So we will perform whenever and wherever you need us.

The Joey Thomas Band

WJMC - West Jeff Fest 2017 - The Joey Thomas Band

Hit country. Cool classics. Louisiana originals.

The Joey Thomas Band is a rocking contemporary alternative to the old-school country bands that have long dominated the Gulf Coast nightclub and festival music scene. With a front man whose powerful vocals are often compared to Luke Bryan, a Southern born-and-bred backup band whose infectious fun-loving energy keeps the dance-floor filled into the wee hours, and a set list that would sound right at home on XM’s The Highway and Y2K Country, the Joey Thomas Band is fast making its mark as the hottest new country sound in south Louisiana.

Aaron Foret Band

WJMC - West Jeff Fest 2015 - Aaron Foret

It's hard to explain the joy and excitement this band brings to the fans. The music is hard to just listen to, It makes you want to get up off your seat and on the dance floor.

The band is from the Westbank of New Orleans and the music is Swamp Pop. Finest sound around for dancing. Old and young enjoy the sounds of Aaron Foret and the Swamp Pop Band.

Aaron has been around for a number of years now and is still the number 1 band in the local area. Aaron and the band have played in several clubs, casinos and Festivals. And, for private partys, "there is none better".

So come out and join us at the next venue in your area, or just plan a trip. Trust me, It's worth it.

Junior & Sumtin’ Sneaky

WJMC - West Jeff Fest 2016 - Junior & Sumtin’ Sneaky

Junior LaCrosse is a self-taught musician who started playing music at the age of fourteen. He started out playing in a small hometown bar and eventually made a name for himself. Junior is the lead singer of the band and also plays the keyboard. He has written and composed numerous original songs. Junior has released three CD's and is currently working on his fourth one.

The band is well known and plays four to five nights a week covering songs from the fifties to today's top forty hits. The band also plays original songs written by Junior LaCrosse himself. Junior and Sumtin’ Sneaky has a way of entertaining and pleasing crowds of all ages. So if you are looking to put a smile on your face and have a good time, a Junior and Sumtin’ Sneaky show is a must see!

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