George Strait to Headline Bayou Country Superfest in His Only Festival Appearance in 2018

10:33 October 24, 2017
By: Staff

Press Release - Bayou Country Superfest organizers announced today that music icon George Strait will make a very rare concert appearance on Sunday, May 27 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Joining Strait in this historic concert event will be Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, and Midland. The King of Country Music, George Strait has accumulated 60 number one singles, the most of any country artist in history. Bayou Country Superfest is Strait's only scheduled festival appearance of the year.

The event schedule is as follows: 

Friday, May 25, 2018: “A Salute to America” Fireworks on the Mississippi River

Saturday, May 26, 2018: Louisiana Seafood presents Bayou Saturday Night a FREE concert at Champions Square featuring Randy Houser, Michael Ray, and Runaway June

Sunday, May 27, 2018: George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, and Kacey Musgraves Midland at Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Tickets for Sunday, May 27 at the Superdome go on sale Thursday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. CST on,, all Ticketmaster outlets, the Smoothie King Center Box Office or by calling (800) 745-3000. Reserved-seat tickets for May 27 start at $50. Exclusive travel packages are available at many price levels.

The Memorial Day Weekend of music begins with Louisiana Seafood presents Bayou Saturday Night, a free concert outside the Superdome at Champions Square featuring Randy Houser, Michael Ray and Runaway June on Saturday, May 26. One of the highlights of last year's Superfest, this free concert is a rockin' downtown New Orleans party that revs up the whole holiday weekend of Festival fun.

A new feature of this year's Bayou Country Superfest will be "A Salute to America," a huge fireworks display over the Mississippi River on Friday night, May 25, sponsored by the New Orleans Tourism & Marketing Corporation.

Four levels of VIP Packages will be available including a premium reserved ticket to the Sunday night concert, plus perks ranging from access to a Hospitality Suite with a private bar and comfortable furniture to complimentary beverage service delivered directly to your seat throughout the show.  For fans coming from out of town or looking for a place to stay overnight, travel packages bundle hotel accommodations and tickets to the festival. Visit for details.

Quint Davis, producer/director of the Bayou Country Superfest said, “It’s a great honor for Bayou Country Superfest to present George Strait in his only festival appearance next year.  It’s a rare opportunity to see ‘The King of Country’ perform, and we know that bringing him, together with Chris Stapleton, plus Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and more, to New Orleans and the Superdome, will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The free Saturday night concert in Champions Square and the Friday night fireworks on the river will all combine with the historic George Strait concert to create an unforgettable Memorial Day Weekend celebration.”

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