Savoy Family Cajun Band to present Coe Marquis Series concert

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or

2014-10-21 14:22:59 - General

The Savoy Family Canjun Band

The first Marquis Series event of the year features the highly talented Savoy Family Cajun Band, which will bring the energy of southwest Louisiana to the Coe College campus. This unique concert will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. Seating is available by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

Marc and Ann Savoy and their sons, Joel and Wilson, are each strong individual musicians collaborating to play hard-core Cajun music laced with earthy sensuality. The Savoy Family Cajun Band has taken old Cajun tunes, revived them, and returned them to new life. Marc and Ann have been recording and performing together since 1977. Traveling all over the world, they have appeared in prestigious venues including the Newport Folk Festival, the Berlin Jazz Festival, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and others. Marc and Ann appeared on the PBS series "American Roots," and Marc has received the National Heritage Fellowship Award. Joel was founding member of the Red Stick Ramblers and today has his own record company, while Wilson, a member of the Grammy-nominated Pine Leaf Boys, appeared on HBO's "Treme" series.

The Coe College Lecture and Performance Series is funded in part by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational experiences to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.

For more information, visit or call 399-8600.