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The Bayou

The Bayou


Take a walk with us through an immersive dreamscape that takes you to another place. Follow Alice as we turn the page into the next chapter, through a woodland Bayou wonderland, with just a touch of the familiarity of coming home.






















Turn the corner and take the time to and sit for a moment to have tea with the Hatter and friends. Explore the expansive Bayou scene that includes a winding trail throughout a thoughtfully themed fisherman’s village and visit the Fish Market where the catch of the day just may be a mermaid! Visit the boathouse area and take a stroll on the dock, or take a seat in one of the boats, overlooking the Bayou from a whole new perspective. Beware of alligators, and keep an eye out for our frog friends and white rabbits hidden through a mushroom forest.

Let the lighthouse lead you back and find your home dockside at Bayou stage featuring the deep bass and clear sound that only BassBoss can provide, with sound that you hear AND feel.

This stage features an elevated platform for the carefully curated lineup of performers, many of whom also play a live instrument! There are two side platforms on each side of the stage to ensure that flow performers are a integral part of the show. This stage incorporates a perfect balance of BassBoss sound, LED panels, and is painted by light, accompanied by the art and projections of KatFish.

No trip to the Bayou is complete without a stop at the SugarShack where you will find something sweet in our KandyShop to delight all of your senses, with candy and water available for anyone that might need it. We thrive to provide a safe space where you feel like you are at home.

This immersive outdoor gallery is designed to take you on a journey between things you find familiar, but with just a touch of magic. Illusions are around every corner, with a collection of art pieces designed to change and come to life with light and sound.

Don’t miss a chance to see how we will grow in year three, with plans to add a structure to feature live artists at work in 2023 and much more.

The Bayou is also home to the artist Neural Patterns, who creates an amazing string installation as you approach the Bayou from the trail! 2022 also featured the art of Ethereal Fibers, as well as a lighthouse installation by Tom Gifford, and an entrance installation by 4th Wall Productions.

File a Katfish submission form on our Get Involved page, for more information on how to be apart of our community. See you at Big Fam!

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About KatFish Eyekandy

Kat & Fish, the Michigan artists behind KatFish EyeKandy, were married in 2002. Kat has been creating art since high school and Fish has worked for years in the building industry. KatFish EyeKandy specializes in pairing custom art & projections with music & light to create immersive experiences & installations for festivals, venues, and events.

KatFish EyeKandy is the curator of the Bayou at Big Fam Festival and sits on the board of directors. View the Gallery pages to see more photos of festival experiences.

Visit the KatFish EyeKandy Shop
 to bring the experience home with you. Every purchase allows Kat & Fish to continue creating more magical art installations to bring to shows & festivals near you.

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