Coming to The Mole Hill Theater: Alcohol-Free Mardi Gras With Bayou X to Benefit LEAF Charter School

ALSTEAD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - On Saturday, March 16, dress up and come to this alcohol-free Mardi Gras party! This high energy event will include the live music of Bayou X, a parade, opening remarks by the Lord & Lady of Mis-Rule, a costume contest as well as a silent auction. Refreshments will be available. Produced by and a benefit for the Parent/Community Group of the LEAF Charter School. Suggested donation is $10.

Bayou X, well known to patrons of Mole Hill Theatre, is southern VT/NH area’s unique high energy Cajun/Creole dance band, performing both original and traditional Cajun & Zydeco dance music of southwest Louisiana, as well as original and traditional music derived from the global Creole diaspora, including New Orleans R&B, popular and folkloric tunes from Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe & St Lucia, Trinidadian calypso, West African Hi-Life, Congolese Rhumba, and an ever evolving variety of Southern roots music genres.

Bayou X is led by New Orleans native Peter Simoneaux on fiddle and vocals, with spouse/ partner Linda Simoneaux on various accordions, fiddle and vocals. Other core members of the band, include Lucas Houk on bass, Bob Everingham on guitar, and Ben Carr on drums.

Peter & Linda Simoneaux have entertained audiences at dances, concerts, festivals and folk music venues since 1989, first as members of the Schuylkill Bayou Ramblers in Philadelphia, and since 1997, in New England, as the acoustic duo/combo Lil Orphans. They have shared the stage with acts as renowned as Beausoleil, Savoy Doucet, C.J. Chenier, the Mamou Playboys, and Buckwheat Zydeco. They released their debut CD, Big Powerful Woman, in 2011, under the name Lil Orphans Cajun Express. Their new CD, Your Mother Must Be… Something Special, was released in March 2018. Visit their webside is