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Roux du Bayou Band

Roux du Bayou Band

Puckett’s Boat House is adding some French Quarter flavor to downtown Franklin on New Year’s Eve, ringing in 2013 with two live shows and a special celebratory menu full of Gulf Coast favorites.

The Southern seafood-focused eatery will host Roux du Bayou, a high-energy Cajun band that entertains with authentic zydeco, Mardi Gras and swamp pop music—with some classic rock n’ roll and R&B thrown in for good measure.  The group has been regaling the region with its Creole music for 13 years, and promises to bring a Bourbon Street feel to the Boat House.

“We’re looking forward to hosting our first New Year’s Eve celebration, and we know the Roux du Bayou guys will help us ring it in right,” said J.T. Ward, general manager at Puckett’s Boat House. “I have a feeling they’ll make sure our dance floor is utilized, and the menu is something special!”

In addition to the authentic bayou tunes, the Boat House has created an all-you-can-eat buffet, including steaming plates of Southern seafood, crab legs and Puckett’s signature side items. The restaurant’s fresh Apalachicola oysters will also be served, half-off with the New Year’s Eve ticket.

Ward said the Boat House decided to provide the two live shows in order to cater to both the early birds and those who want to make a night out of ushering in the New Year.

Roux du Bayou will play from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets for each set are $40 for adults and $20 for children 13 and under. Tickets give you access to the show, the buffet, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Call 615-790-2309 to reserve your spot.