Music, mud-ridin’ on tap for first-ever Bayou Bash 2008|’American Idol’ finalist Bucky Covington, country folk artist Corey Smith to perform at Delhi nightclub

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bayou Bash 2008, a weekend full of music, mud-ridin’ and more, is headed to a new nightspot in Delhi.

The three-day event, which kicks off Friday and wraps up Oct. 12, will be at Roosters Country Bar, which opened its doors Aug. 6 and featured country music star David Allan Coe on opening night.

“There wasn’t a nice place to bring your wife or girlfriend or a venue big enough to hear live music, so that’s why I opened it,” said Jeff Swank, owner of Roosters Country Bar and neighboring High Delta Safari Park, both off Louisiana 855.

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Musical acts for Bayou Bash will include “American Idol” finalist and country singer Bucky Covington on Friday night and country/folk rock/indie singer Corey Smith on Saturday night.

If you go

Bayou Bash 2008 will be Friday-Oct. 12 at Roosters Country Bar in Delhi. Tickets are $50 for a weekend pass or $30 per day. For information, call 318-878-8770 or visit or

A Bayou Bash weekend pass, which costs $50, includes entertainment, ATV mud riding, admission to High Delta Safari Park, admission to the High Delta Screamin Safari Lost Wagon Tour and camping. Guests must bring their own ATVs. Camping spots are available for RVs with hookups. Daily tickets are $30 each.

“We have everything from kangaroos, zebras, deer from China to an 18-foot python and more (at the Safari Park),” said Swank.

To reach Roosters from Vicksburg, take Interstate 20 west to exit 153. Drive north on Louisiana 17, through Delhi, about 7 miles. Turn left on Louisiana 855. Look for the house on the corner with the Roosters sign, travel that road to the end, then turn right. Follow the high fence to the gate and enter. The gravel road leads to Roosters.