Rockin' Dopsie Jr. to perform with Southeastern band at Nicholls game
Contact: Rene Abadie
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HAMMOND – Famed Zydeco entertainer Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. will perform as a guest artist with the Southeastern Louisiana University Spirit of the Southland Marching Band at the half-time of the Lions game against Nicholls State University Thursday, Nov. 19.
Dopsie, washboard player and lead performer with the band The Zydeco Twisters, will bring his flamboyant act to the game’s half-time show by performing a specially arranged number with the band. Kick-off is at 6 p.m.
“Rockin’ Dopsie is one electrifying, high-energy performer. His antics guarantee an exciting performance that will have the fans dancing in the stands,” said Paul Frechou, director of athletic bands.
Dopsie’s appearance is made possible by a grant from the Student Government Association.
A son of the “King of Zydeco” – Rockin’ Dopsie Sr. – Dopsie and his band have shared the stage with performers such as Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt, BB King, The Neville Brothers, Dr. John and Jimmy Buffet. The band has performed worldwide, appearing in Australia, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and a number of other European countries.
For information on tickets, call 985-549-5466.