Singer, songwriter, and record company executive, Denise LaSalle will be the headliner at the 3rd Annual Dermott Community Fest on May 15-16 in downtown Dermott.

La Salle has made a lasting impact on R&B music. Her hit single, “Trapped by a Thing Called Love,” was certified gold in 1971. She also wrote hits for Bill Coday, the Sequins, and Z.Z. Hill. With her husband, James Wolfe, Jr., LaSalle continues to be an active part of the R&B and gospel music community.

La Salle will perform Saturday night at the festival. The concert is free to the public.

The 2-day festival opens Friday at 10 a.m. with crawfish dinners, carnival rides, food, arts and crafts, and food and clothing vendors.

Music will be provided on Friday by the Cummins Band and the Hammers.

Saturday continues with a 5K Run, free gospel sing off contest for cash prizes, children’s hour from noon until 3 p.m. with appearances from Dr. McStuffin and SpongeBob. LaSalle will perform at 8 p.m.