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Annual crawfish boil happening April 30

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Posted at 8:51 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 10:26:40-04

More than 5,000 live Louisiana crawfish are being trucked in for the annual crawfish boil April 30 on Fremont Street to benefit the LSU Alumni Association.

It is the 13th year for the event and 1,500 people are expected. The crawfish will be boiled in a massive cooker in front of the Four Queens hotel and served with corn and red potatoes.

It is a friends and family affair and requires diners to peel their own tails. Sucking the heads is optional.

The authentic Cajun band Theo and the Zydeco patrol will perform live on the 3rd Street Stage. John Mull's Road Kill Grill will also be serving for the crawfish squeamish. Beignets will also be available.

In addition, guests will enjoy free beer and a full bar is available for those who purchase a VIP tickets.

Proceeds from the benefit will be used for scholarships for Nevada high school students who wish to attend Louisiana State University.

Purple tickets are $47.50 and include one admission armband, BBQ plate, free beer/beverages, and a seat in the general seating area.

A gold ticket for $57 includes one admission armband, 5 pounds of crawfish, free beer/beverages, and a seat in the general seating area.

The VIP ticket ($74) includes one admission armband, seating at VIP tables, 5 pounds of crawfish, and free beer/bar/beverages.

VIP tables for 10 are also available.

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