Singer songwriter Crystal Day to perform at inaugural Flambeau Fest

Halen Doughty
Crystal Day

Renowned singer, songwriter, actress, and author Crystal Day is set to take the stage during the inaugural Flambeau Fest next month at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

This will be Day's first performance in the Bayou State. She said she's thrilled about the show because she loves the people of Louisiana. She said when the opportunity presented itself, she jumped at the chance. She's played at festivals before, but not with the likes of music legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr.

"When I saw the lineup, I was shocked they wanted me to be a part of it," Day said, "It looked so incredible."

Fans will get to hear Day's new single "Karma Like Flowers," a girl-power anthem about getting over a breakup. The song is about sending karma like flowers to an ex-lover and how much better she might feel if it was that easy to order a dose of revenge.

"It's been a really fun song to do live. I'm excited to do it at the festival," Day said.

Day said she also plans to do a few cover songs that people can sing along to, since many may not be familiar with her original music. Fans can expect an energetic performance full of Day's one-of-a-kind powerful vocals. She said she wants the show to be a big party where people can escape their normal lives and jam out to some music.

"I'm a little ADD on stage. I don't like to stand still so I have a lot of energy," Day said. "I like to sing loud high notes and bring as much energy on stage as possible."

Day and her band are slated to perform Sunday on the Songwriter Stage. Payton Smith, Greg Barnhill, Joanna Cotten, and Dennis Matoski will also perform on that stage Sunday.

Moreover, Day has been busy reading her new children's book to children at schools around the country. She got the inspiration for the book “Mason the Bull” after her father was injured in an accident with a bull in 2015. Her dad is okay now, but it was a traumatic experience for her family. She said the book began as a passion project that grew into something bigger: sending a message to kids that with hard work anything is possible.

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