Blend of the Bayou

Blend of the Bayou
2110 Island Drive
Monroe, LA 71201

Sunday, May 6
5-7 p.m.

It’s back! The 21st annual Blend of the Bayou is here with your favorite men who cook and brew, and your favorite local artists. The block party begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6 on the beautiful bayou at 2110 Island Drive in Monroe. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased here. The Arts Council’s 318 Club Members can purchase $45 early-bird tickets (limit 2) by calling the office at 318.397.6717. If you would like to purchase a $500 table (8 tickets included), call the office at 318.397.6717. As always, ticket proceeds and a portion of silent auction profits will benefit the Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana and its programs and services. Must be 21+ to drink. ID may be requested.

Men Who Cook

  • Steve Best
  • Conrad Blanchard
  • Brian Bowes
  • Gordon Crozier
  • Thurman Dickey
  • Tom Graff
  • Stephen Harrison
  • Jeff Johnson
  • Jeff Joyce
  • Trent Livingston
  • Jim Lockhart
  • Kelly Martin
  • Eric Maunz
  • David McMillin
  • David Nelson
  • Denis O’Leary
  • Mark Phelps
  • Ryan Sartor, III
  • Stewart Shelby
  • Robert Stratton

Past and current Blend cooks have donated more than 60 recipes for the Blend of the Bayou Cookbook. You can buy a cookbook for $15 at Blend of the Bayou. Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Associated Business Printing, 100 percent of cookbook sales will benefit the Arts Council.

Men Who Brew

  • Karari Hanks
  • Thomas Larry
  • Chuck Murphy
  • Michael Sawyer


  • Alyssa Guidry
  • Audie Maxey
  • Betty Crouch
  • Burg Ransom
  • Carol C. Smith
  • Courtney Wetzel
  • Dean Dablow
  • Doug Breckenridge
  • K’Shana Hall
  • Lacey Stinson
  • Leah Reitzell
  • Melanie Douthit
  • Polly Spence
  • Scott Stone
  • Stacy Medaries


Blend of the Bayou

Interested in sponsoring Blend of the Bayou? Contact Barry at for more information.