• Due to the recent inclement weather in southeast Louisiana soaking the grounds at our West Park Location, we will have to move the festival to downtown Houma, Louisiana.

    Our new location will provide the ideal setting for a grand experience of music, food, drink and fun and we are excited and looking forward to providing another edition of Voice of the Wetlands in a new festive atmosphere. The Voice of the Wetlands Festival will, of course, continue to remain a free festival.

    Voice of the Wetlands is in its 14th year and we will have a 14th annual festival. The location may be different but the cause is the same.

    Come to downtown Houma, Louisiana and Laissez les bon temps rouler!

    7856 W Main St
    Houma, LA 70360
    ATTENTION CAMPERS! In an arrangement with the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 50 camping spaces will be made available in their RV parking area. For the $150.00 camping fee, campers can now have electrical hookups, water and dump stations available! The Civic Center is located at 346 Civic Center Blvd. in Houma and is about 2 miles from the festival.

    EXCLUSIVE CAMPER SHUTTLE SERVICE! Voice of the Wetlands will be providing shuttle service for VOW CAMPERS ONLY to and from downtown and the Houma Civic Center. As our leader Tab Benoit has said, “We are doing our best to post details as they are finalized. This is happening in real-time. Stay tuned and let’s have a great weekend!

    2017 Voice of the Wetlands Festival
    October 13-14-15, 2017

    We would like to welcome you all to the 2017 14th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival in Houma, LA. This year we are excited to bring you the best in Cajun Cuisine, Louisiana Crafts, Music, Art, and Good Times all wrapped in our special atmosphere. Join us on the Ponderosa in the wetlands of Terrebonne Parish at 5403 West Park, Houma, Louisiana 70364.

    STAY AND CAMP – Sign up for our camping and safely stay all night and enjoy the late night jam sessions that have become the talk of the area. Sign up to camp here!

    After the main stage closes we kick off the ultimate jam session at our Wetlands Rambles that run late through the night into the morning it is perfect for the campers. Come Join us on October 13, 14, and 15th for the 14th Annual 2017 Voice of the Wetlands Festival and bring the kids to our small animal zoo and kids area. Make the 2017 Voice of the Wetlands part of your October 13-15 family weekend. Come fall in love with the Wetlands and you too will see how special they are.

    It all starts Friday October 13, 2017.

    2017 Festival Line Up

    Friday October 13

    6:30pm – 7:30pm Josh Garrett

    8:00pm – 9:00pm THE TRIO Feat. Johnny Vidacovich , George Porter Jr, Brian Stoltz

    10:00pm – 11:00pm The Friday Night Guitar Fights
    Tab Benoit
    Brian Stoltz
    Colin Lake
    Boogie Long
    Ed Wills
    Josh Garrett

    Saturday, October 14

    1:00pm – 2:00pm Margie Perez

    2:30pm – 3:30pm The Ed Wills Band

    4:00pm – 5:00pm Jeff McCarty Band

    5:30pm – 6:30pm Don Rich

    7:00pm – 8:00pm Honey Island Swamp Band

    8:30pm -10:00pm Tab Benoit

    Sunday October 15

    1:00pm – 2:00pm Baton Rouge School of Music

    2:20pm – 3:20pm The Danny Alexander Band

    4:10pm – 5:30pm The Waylon Thibodeaux Band

    6pm – 7:00pm Papa John Gros

    7:30pm – 8:30pm Chubby Carrier

    8:45pm – 10:00pm Louisiana’s Leroux feat. Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie

    Get a Jump On It!! Order your 2017 Voice of the Wetlands Poster Now!We are fortunate to have Voice of the Wetlands Posters on walls of homes and restaurants through out the US.. During the14 years that the festival has been produced we have featured festival posters by some of the most prominent Artist who come with credentials and a great story. This year will be the second year running an original festival print by Artist Steve Johannsen. Steve has produced prints and famous poster for Govt Mule, The Grateful Dead, Gregg Allman, plus many others. His art has flown in some of the greatest concert venues in the country. Take a look at Steve’s other work here- http://steves-art.com/rock-art/posters/Order Your 2017 Voice of the Wetlands Festival Poster Today Right Here!

    One way to stay all night and not miss anything is sign up for camping. Tents and RVs are welcomed and afford you to enjoy the music and company of new and old friends. Visit our camping page and SIGN UP.

    The magic of a jam session between musicians that have never performed together is undeniable. Local musicians and touring Artist explore the Art of Music to create a festival experience that has become a favorite for many. It’s one more reason to get your tent or RV to the festival grounds and stay all night.

    Phone: (985) 876-0584 – http://www.hammondsairservice.com

    Further your Voice of the Wetlands Experience and fly over the wetlands with Hammonds Air Service. See it for your self from the great blue skies as you travel over fresh water estuaries, the beautiful bayous to the depleting swamps of South Louisiana. Hammond’s is experienced and knows how to tell the story. Hammonds Air Service has been making this learning experience enjoyable for our festival goers for over 10 years.

    Friday, October 137pm- 8pm Colin Lake8:30pm – 9:30pm The Fortifiers

    10pm – 11pm Sam Price and the True Believers

    11:30pm The Wetlands Ramble

    Saturday, October 14

    12:30pm – 1:30pm Cajun Music Preservation Society

    2pm- 3:15pm Johnny Stassi and the Wild Hares

    3:45pm-5pm The Marc Stone Band

    5:30pm – 6:45pm Johnny Sansone

    7:15pm – 8:30pm Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles

    9:30pm – 10:30pm Nonc Nu and da Wild Matous

    11pm The Wetlands Ramble

    Sunday, October 15

    12:30pm – 1:30pm Waylon Thibodeaux

    2pm – 3pm The Heath Ledet Band

    5pm – 6pm Colin Lake

    6:30pm – 7:30pm Dave Jordan & NIA

    8pm – 9pm Dash Rip Rock

    9:30pm – 10:30pm Nonc Nu and da Wild Matous

    11pm The Wetlands Ramble

    Voice of the Wetlands Cajun Food Experience
    (Subject to Additions)Shrimp Etouffe’
    Alligator Sauce
    Piquante Chicken
    Cajun Sausage
    JambalayaSouthern Louisiana GumboSouthern Fried SeafoodAll American Hamburgers/HotdogsChili Cheese FritosFrench FriesHomemade DessertsAssorted Alcohol and Non-Alcohol Beverages

    Southern Louisiana GumboSouthern Fried Seafood

    All American Hamburgers/Hotdogs

    Chili Cheese Fritos

    French Fries

    Homemade Desserts

    Assorted Alcohol and Non-Alcohol Beverages












  • Voice of the Wetlands – Events of Force Majeure

    Voice of the Wetlands shall not be held responsible for any events of Force Majeure (events or circumstances which are beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of Voice of the Wetlands) including but not limited to:

    Acts of God to include but not limited to adverse weather conditions regardless of severity, flood, fire or other physical natural disaster; and

    Acts of riot, war and hostilities, acts of terrorism, requisition or compulsory acquisition by any governmental or competent authority; and

    Acts of law enforcement for violation of the laws of the United States, the State of Louisiana, the Parish of Terrebonne and/or the City of Houma; and

    Acts of other persons or parties not associated with the Voice of the Wetlands organization whether they be generally permitted acts or forbidden acts by the Voice of the Wetlands organization; and

    Acts and/or physical properties of independent vendors, exhibitors and artists who are allowed by Voice of the Wetlands to exhibit and/or sell wares on Voice of the Wetlands Festival grounds; and

    Sound volume, noises and/or pressure waves caused by musical artistry on the festival grounds as well as aircraft or other aerial devices traveling over the festival area proper whether approved or forbidden.