The 2022 Gretna Heritage Festival Will Features John Fogerty, Beach Boys, and Revivalists

How long has the Gretna Heritage Festival been around? The festival has been around for thirty years.

This fall the 2022 Gretna Heritage Festival will be along the Mississippi River in downtown Gretna celebrating its 26th edition. It is a three day event from October 7th – 9th and will feature big artists like John Fogerty, the Beach Boys, the Revivalists, country singer Brett Young and Irma Thomas.

The single-day pass will be just $20 which can be used on any of the three days. An all three day pass will cost $45 and will be free for children 12 and under. This will be the first year that the festival has happened since before COVID-19.

Along with live music, there will be the popular Italian Village which includes over 100 craft and clothing booths and dozens of food booths, Kid’s Corner which includes games and inflatables, Margarite Village and the craft beer section. The multi-block festival will be fun for the whole family.

The festival first took off in 1994 and has been a success ever since. Big artists have been featured at the festival in the past such as KISS, Kid Rock, the B-52s, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Earth Wind & Fire, ZZ Top, Huey Lewis and the News, Rick Springfield, KC and & he Sunshine Band, Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Melissa Etheridge, the Gregg Allman Band, Aaron Lewis and Poison’s Bret Michaels.

Revivalists, which was created 20 years ago in New Orleans, will be the opening night headliner. This year will have a vast array of genres including Thomas, Tank and the Bangas, Dumpstaphunk, Deacon John & the Ivories, Kermit Ruffins, Water Seed, Cowboy Mouth, Rockin’ Dopsie, Dwayne Dopsie, Amanda Shaw and Wendell Brunious. The Saturday night headliner will be Fogerty who was part of Creedence Clearwater.

The Gretna Heritage festival not only entertains locals but also benefits local businesses and organizations in Gretna. Proceeds from the festival have supported non-profit organizations like the American Cancer Society, Amigos Mexicans, American Heart Association, American Legion and much more. Sponsors of the festival include Bud Light, IMTT, West Jefferson Medical Center, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company, Where Y’At and many more.

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