Bastrop native Dylan Scott, a local country musician, has a heart for those in need, and in a bid to help the less fortunate kids at Christmas he is holding the first annual Bayou Stock, a music festival and fundraising event.

“It's something I've wanted to do for a long time,” commented Scott on the Bayou Stock Facebook page. “It's gonna be for the kids who need Christmas presents, whose parents are just a little less fortunate.”

He decided to hold the concert after hearing about fellow musician Tim McGraw doing a similar event called Swampstock. One of the bigger country festivals North Louisiana has seen, there will be plenty of food and fun.

“Come and enjoy great music, local food trucks, and fun for the whole family as we bring back the largest country festival North East Louisiana has seen in ten years!” declares the Bayou Stock facebook page.

The event is for all ages and parking is free. Tailgating is welcome and encouraged, and food trucks will be there as well.

“It's gonna be a big night, its gonna be a fun show and we look forward to seeing everyone there,” said Scott in a Facebook video.

Bayou Stock will take place on Saturday, November 17, at the new Sterlington Sports Complex. The concert, headlined by Scott, will feature Lainey Wilson, Morgan Evans, Barrett Pepper, and Mark Chestnutt.

Tickets are $20 and on sale now at Eventbrite.com as well as at J&H Boots and Jeans, Simmons Sporting Goods, and D&H. The gates will open at 3:00 p.m. with the first act going on at 5:30.

Scott encourages everyone to come out, have a good time, and help the local kids in need.