Morehouse May Madness Street Festival offers variety of music, entertainment and fun – May 3 & 4

BASTROP, La., April 24, 2019– The third annual Morehouse May Madness (MMM) Street Festival will welcome crowds May 3 and 4 with fantastic food, awesome music, antique tractors, juried merchant vendors, an ATV exhibit, Kid Zone, an art exhibit and sale, a classic car show, a motorbike exhibit, a golf scramble at Morehouse Country Club and much more.

Event Schedule

  • Mike McKenzie will kick-off the festival at the Rose Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 3. Tickets, which are $20 each with students and senior 65 and older $10 each, are available at the Visitor Center (281-0911), Cox Funeral Home (283-3100) and at the door.
  • With no gate or admission fees, the Festival begins at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 4 in the historic district of Bastrop and will last until 4:00 p.m. Security will be provided on Friday night, May 3, for those vendors that want to set their booths up from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday.
  • Downtown streets (Madison, Washington, and Franklin) will close at approximately 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning to allow vendors to set-up early. Jefferson Street will remain open to through traffic.
  • The Morehouse Country Club golf scramble participants tee-off at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. The Bastrop High School Class of 1969 will be recognized during the event by the emcees on the west end of the courthouse where the live music will be located.
  • There will be a pet costume contest organized by Melton Veterinary Hospital at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Kid Zone and the Memorial Methodist Church will bless pets at their booth throughout the day.

While enjoying the fantastic food available at the festival, MMM (Morehouse May Madness) guests will be entertained with live music from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday with seating available at benches and tables with colorful umbrellas for shade.

  • Entertainment begins with local group, Homegrown, who will play from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
  • Joey Kennedy and the New Life Church musicians will play from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
  • Willie Johnson will play his saxophone from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon.
  • Barrett Pepper and Chad Thomas will take the stage at Noon until 2:00 p.m.
  • The CC Players will provide entertainment from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

On stage to help with introductions and recognitions, will be emcees Gary Guice, Patricia Bordelon, and Mayor Henry Cotton.  Representatives from the MMM Title Sponsors, Drax Biomass and Morehouse Community Medical Centers, will be welcoming everyone to the festival as well.

The event, which is organized by volunteers, would not be possible without the festival sponsors and the tremendous amount of community support that the festival has received.  All funds that are raised from the festival are reinvested in future Morehouse May Madness Street Festivals.  Organizers would like to express appreciation to all those who have worked to make the event a success.

For more information go to, find the festival on Facebook, or call (318) 282-2985.