August 11, 2020

Louisiana’s Bayou Country Superfest hangs up boots, spurs as it goes on hiatus

Louisiana’s Bayou Country Superfest is hanging up its cowboy boots and spurs.

In a tweet Monday, organizers of the 10-year-old country music festival announced that the Memorial Day weekend event “will be on hiatus until further notice.”

The festival began in Baton Rouge, briefly switched to New Orleans, then returned to Baton Rouge over its decade-long tenure.

Last year’s event drew about 50,000 people to Tiger Stadium in Louisiana’s capital city — but that was a smaller crowd than in previous years. At its peak, 135,000 people attended Bayou Country Superfest in 2014.

“We thank the fans who came for the party, and the event sponsors who helped make the Festival a Memorial Day Weekend tradition,” the organizers posted on Twitter.

Some of the biggest names in country music played the festival over the years, such as George Strait, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn and Hank Williams Jr. Stars Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean were among the 2019 headliners.