Get ready folks, Southwest Louisiana and Westlake, Louisiana is getting a new festival. It's called West Fest 2023 and is coming your way in October of this year. We spoke with the Mayor of Westlake Hal McMillin who broke the news to us.

Mayor McMillin and the entire city council are excited to bring a cool new festival to the Westlake and Southwest Louisiana area where you can bring the entire family. The festival will feature live music, a petting zoo, food vendors, and arts and crafts vendors.

West Fest Logo

Bring your entire family and your lawn chair, and you're also allowed to bring your own ice chest to the event. It will take place on Saturday, October 7th, at Pinederosa Park in Westlake. The event will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The event is FREE to attend. They will have live music all day featuring artists from the Westlake area. The artists scheduled to perform include,

Brad Brinkley (Photo provided by Bouboyzentertainemtn)
Brad Brinkley (Photo provided by Bouboyzentertainemtn)
  • Brad Brinkley
Provided By Kevin Barton
Provided By Kevin Barton
  • Kevin Barton
  • Clayton Rougeau
Accordion (Photo by TSM/C Fruge)
  • Sean Vidrine
  • Bryan Fontenot
  • Brian Racca Jr.
  • Joy Richardson
  • Paddio Daddios
  • Westlake High School Jazz Band

That's a great lineup. You can go out there and enjoy FREE live music and visit with friends and make some new ones. If you would like more information about the festival or would like to participate or be a vendor, contact Lori Peterson with the Westlake City Council at (337)377-7472.

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