PREVIEW @LMBNOLA: The 2011 Gretna Heritage Festival – Oct. 7th-9th

Full schedule and set times can be found here.

A great weekend of music on the Westbank is now only a couple weeks away. has long flown under the radar of New Orleans’ bigger festivals, but they continue to book great local acts year after year. Tickets are $15 at the gate ($40 for a weekend pass) and kids enter free. Great food, live music (rock, funk, latin, cajun and more) and unlike it’s bigger/more famous festival brethren, a lot of room to dance. The Festival is set in historic downtown Gretna and will have up to 5 stages of music going at once. Another bonus is the Riverfront Stage, set right on the river overlooking the beautiful Crescent City Connection and downtown New Orleans. Continue on for the daily lineups.

Friday, October 7th
, Grand Funk Railroad, The New Orleans Bingo Show, Vince Vance & The Valiants, Lightning Malcolm, Honey Island Swamp Band, Sonny Landreth, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, Louis Prima Jr., Burgundy, Gal Holiday & The Honkey Tonk Revue, Left Arm Tan, Chicken On The Bone, The Tip Tops, Band Camp, The Tricks Band, The Treme Brass Band, Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians, Bobby Lonero, The Yat Pack, Los Po-Boy-Citos, Mas Mamones

Saturday, October 8th
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cowboy Mouth, Ingram Hill, Supagroup, Meriweather, Kyle Turley Band, Black Magnolia, T.K. Soul, The Wiseguys, Tommy Malone & The Mystik Drone (feat. Dave Malone of The Radiators), Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Don Rich, Louisiana Roadhouse Band, Cypress, Danny Alexander Blues Jam, Michael Luizza & Cafe Au Lait, Kenney Claiborne Band, The Topcats, Gregg Martinez & The Delta Kings, Stooges Brass Band, Young Squatulous, Bobby Lonero, The Yat Pack, Louis Prima Jr., Vivaz, The Revealers, Ovi-G & The Froggies

Sunday, October 9th
Sara Evans, Tracy Lawrence, Hunter Hayes, George Porter Jr. & The Runnin’ Pardners, Good Enough For Good Times, The Iguanas, Dash Rip Rock, Molly Hatchet, Brian Howe (of Bad Company), Bobby Rush, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters, The Frankie Ford Show, Sunpie Barnes & The Louisiana Sunspots, Mia Borders, Alysha Black Wimberly, The Creole Stringbeans, Chee Wiz, Bag of Donuts, Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians, Paul Ferrera, Bobby Lonero, Carlo Ditta, The Yat Pack, Higher Heights, Freddy Omar Con Su Banda