“Riverboat John” will perform at the Union Parish library picnic October 16th.
Musician-storyteller “Riverboat John” Ferguson will perform at the Union Parish Library, Farmerville, Louisiana, on Wednesday, October 16, from noon to 1 p.m. The public is invited to bring their lunch and enjoy a picnic on the grounds while Ferguson weaves his songs and tales about rivers of the South. Ferguson, of Blountsville, Alabama, travels across the U.S., sharing his love of the river, the music, the history, and lore with children and adults. His vast repertoire includes favorites such as “Shenandoah,” “Old Man River,” “River Stay Away from my Door,” plus original tunes such as “Natchez,” and “Tom and Huck.” First National Bank will provide a large tent for the picnic.
This free performance is presented by the Bernice Historical Society and the Union Arts Council, in cooperation with Union Parish Library. The program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts, administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. For more information, visit www.riverboatjohn.net or call 318-368-368-9226.
Riverboat John Ferguson will also perform for students at Farmerville Elementary School the morning of October 16.