"Eight Days in the Country"


Slated as an 8-day music festival in June of 1971, the Celebration of Life music festival drew over 60,000 attendees from across America to a small crossroads called McCrea, situated along Louisiana's Atchafalaya River. 

While the spirit of Woodstock ‘69 evokes peace, love, and music, popular memory of the Celebration of Life conjures mud, mosquitos, and death.


The Documentary

The story of the Celebration of Life has largely been forgotten until now, thanks to a half hour film by Nicholas Brilleaux and Scott Caro. 

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The History

Circus elephants, a violent New Orleans motorcycle gang, and a machine gun-toting sheriff. 

Memories From McCrea