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Get your Cajun on in Charlotte

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery holds its fifth annual Louisiana Spring Fest on April 18, with beer, crawdads, shrimp, jambalaya, corn, potatoes, live music and more.

Tickets are $25 and include entry, one 17-ounce beer and a plate of food. The doors will open at 11 a.m., with bluegrass and Americana roots bands scheduled to start at 12:30 and 4 p.m.

4150 Yancey Road in South End; www.oldemeckbrew.com.