Gator Nation

Redwood Coast Music Festival 2020 Performing Artist

While the "Gator Beat" name has been retired, their musical bond drives these talented musicians forward as the "Gator Nation". Building on the amazing 25-year history of Gator Beat, and its founder Richie Domingue, they have created a community among themselves and their many fans.  Rockin' Zydeco, Cajun and Blues guaranteed to keep the party going.


The West Coast’s premiere Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans R&B band, is a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, high energy concert and dance band. With the same survival instinct as its namesake, Gator Nation continues to adapt itself to its audiences, always with something fresh yet true to its calling. That calling is to represent the music of South Louisiana in all its forms, Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans style. They have the talent and diversity to do so, to express the nuances that define the genres. The result is a remarkable show with so much variety and depth that at the end of the show, the Gator Nation Band leaves you happy and hollerin’ “Gimme Some Mo”!


In addition to their festival appearances at Redwood Coast Music Festival, Gator Nation has performed free concerts for nearly 20,000 of our local students.  We're deeply grateful for their contributions to youth music in Humboldt.


Gator Nation

Willard Blackwell, Washboard/Vocals

David Scott, Saxophone/Pennywhistle/Vocals        

Bobby "G" Gavioloa, Drums

Randy Quan, Guitar                                                  

Tim Haggerty, bass

Dennis Hadley, Accordian

Gator Nation Band playing Lacassine Special
Gator Nation Band playing Goin' Back To Louisiana

Performance Times:

VENUE                               DAY                      START 

Friday                     TBA

Saturday                TBA


Sunday                    TBA