Rosewood Crawfish Festival: What you need to know

Columbia - The StateMay 11, 2013 

Big Head Todd & the Monsters will be performing at the Rosewood Crawfish Festival on Saturday.



If you goRosewood Crawfish Festival

When: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Rosewood Drive

Tickets: $9 in advance, $12 at the gate


Crawdaddy Dash 5K

The race, which begins and ends near City Roots, has a new course. The dash (there’s a one-mile walk, too) begins at 9 a.m., and runners will receive free entry into the festival. $25-$40;


Tony Goodeux of Quality Crawfish is bringing more than 10,000 pounds of farm-raised Louisiana crawfish to serve with corn and potatoes. Other Cajun food includes: crawfish etouffee, fried crawfish po-boy, crawfish pies, boudin, crawfish gumbo, fried crawfish tails, crawfish alligator tails and chicken and andouille jambalaya. Not into crawfish or Cajun food? Don’t worry. Hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, boiled peanuts and sweet treats will be sold.

Other activities

There will be the Lil’ Crawdaddy Carnival for children, an artist village and demonstrations by Carolina CrossFit.


Parking will be in the RV parking lot on the corner of Rosewood Drive and Assembly Street. Free shuttles will run in 15 minute intervals. Or you can walk up Rosewood Drive for exercise.

MusicBudweiser Stage

Noon, Ten Toes Up: The band won the local voting to be on the stage. Rock out.

1:30 p.m., Ricky Young: The Columbia native and former USC baseball player is making the rounds in Nashville. He played St. Pat’s in Five Points in March.

3 p.m., Hobex: Funk and soul, that’s what you’re going to get.

4:30 p.m., The Blue Dogs: The Americana and Southern rock band remains popular in these parts.

6 p.m., Big Head Todd and the Monsters:The band’s ’90s hits — “Bittersweet,” “Broken Hearted Savior,” “Circle” and “Resignation Superman” — endeared the band to fans. Nostalgia is powerful and wonderful.

First Citizens Stage

12:20 p.m., The Unawares: A rock and punk trio that adds boogie-woogie shake.

1:30 p.m., The Black Iron Gathering:Bluegrass-infused rock music that isn’t afraid to step over the rowdy boundary.

2:40 p.m., Shallow Palace: A driving and punchy rock band.

3:50 p.m., Can’t Kids: Indie rock that isn’t easy to peg because of frequent bursts of noise and yelps.

5 p.m., Say Brother: A rambling, folkish indie band that has one of the best live sets around.

Greater Rosewood Merchants’ Association & Liquid Assets Stage

12:20 p.m., Treehouse: Alternative reggae jam rock.

1:30 p.m., FatRat Da Czar: The local rap legend is a sure-fire crowd pleaser at festivals.

2:40 p.m., Atlas Road Crew: A young band that blends elements of jam and classic rock.

3:50 p.m., Ben G: Officially now part of Waka Flocka Flame’s Brick Squad Monopoly crew, the Columbia native is trying to put the state on his back.

5 p.m., The Movement: The Movement, once again fronted by Josh Swain, one of the band’s co-founders, continues to put soul into reggae-inflected rock.

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