Rouge et Blanc is the only fundraiser for Banners at McNeese State University. The funds are used to present live music and visual arts programming in southwest Louisiana schools.
Hundreds of wines and dozens of the region’s restaurants are featured during the week-long events. Rouge et Blanc has grown tremendously and now includes several events each day during the week preceding the keynote grand tasting.
ROUGE ET BLANC GRAND TASTING 2018
The main event of this wine filled week is a four-hour tasting extravaganza at which visitors meander through displays and booths set against the backdrop of McNeese State University. This year’s entertainment is provided by the Pine Leaf Boys with special guest Roddie Romero. There will also be a special appearance by The Pride of McNeese Marching Band. Their visit is to promote their upcoming trip to the 2018 London New Year’s Day Parade. The Grand Tasting is the sole fundraiser for Banners at McNeese. Banners is an organization dedicated to providing the community with access to exceptional arts and humanities programming and education through arts integration that is unique to the area.
Imbiber Ticket Sales – Gold Tickets
Monday, June 25 – Friday, July 20, 2018
Imbibers must have purchased more than $250 (before tax) in wine at the Grand Tasting in 2017 in order to be considered for the program. No exceptions.
General Ticket Sales – Red Tickets
Friday, August 3, 2018 at 9 am
Purchase details will be announced in July. No early tickets. No exceptions. No refunds.
GRAND TASTING 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
2 – 6 pm
McNeese State University
Rain or Shine Event