2018 Crawfish Boil2018-10-08T19:38:34+00:00

38th Annual LSU Alumni Dallas Crawfish Boil

2018 CRAWFISH BOIL - LSU Alumni Dallas ChapterFor 38 years, members of the LSU Alumni Association Dallas Chapter have gathered for our annual crawfish boil, in typical Louisiana style. Family crawfish boils are something of a hallowed tradition in Louisiana. Our alumni and friends know there is no better way to celebrate our LSU family than to get together for some music, games, and good eatin’. Our crawfish boil is a party with a purpose!

The annual crawfish boil is the biggest fundraiser for the Dallas Alumni Chapter, and the money raised supports our scholarship program. Each year, the Dallas chapter awards 4 four-year scholarships to high school seniors from the Dallas area who plan to attend our beloved university.

Your attendance at the crawfish boil helps us continue the LSU Tiger tradition in the Dallas area! Come help us support the future of LSU and our Texas Tigers, and get you some finger lickin’ good food while you’re at it! Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!

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WHEN  :  Saturday, April 28, 2018
TIME  :  1pm till 6pm
WHERE  :  Lava Cantina – The Colony (click for more details)
5805 Grandscape Blvd,
The Colony, TX 75056
» Get Directions
(214) 618-6893

Great Food

Over 3,000 lbs of Louisiana’s best crawfish (provided by Cajun Crawfish Company), potatoes and corn to be cooked on site. For those wanting a variety of food options, you will have a choice of 2 Lava Cantina entrees which will be announced in the near future. For the duration of the Crawfish Boil (1pm to 6pm), all water, sodas and beer are included in the food costs detailed below.


  • 5 lbs of Crawfish
  • 2.5 lbs Crawfish & 1 Lava Cantina Entree
  • 2 Lava Cantina Entrees
  • Kids Meal, including premium popsicle


  • Water /while supplies last
  • Sodas /while supplies last
  • Beer (21 and over) /while supplies last


  • Burgers
  • Red beans & Rice
  • Vegetable quesadillas
  • Pizza
  • Mac & Cheese
  • BBQ Chicken plate
  • Chicken sandwich
  • Chicken sausage gumbo
  • Dessert – 2 Rock & Pops / ticket

(Extra food tickets will be available for purchase)


  • When purchasing tickets through the Lava Cantina online system, there will be a service fee. Tickets may also be purchased without a service fee by calling the Lava Cantina ticket office at 214-618-9882.
  • If using a coupon code to purchase tickets online, be sure to enter the coupon code PRIOR to selecting the quantity of tickets you would like to purchase.

Become a Member Now!

Want to take advantage of discounts available to LSU Dallas Chapter Members? All you need to do is click on the button below to join our vibrant community. This is a unique registration link made for our Dallas Chapter only. You will receive a “coupon code” in the confirmation email you receive once paying for the membership.


We are looking for volunteers!

As you may have guessed, events like the Spring Crawfish Boil and the LSU/Miami Kickoff Tailgate Party take lots of time and manpower to plan and the execute. We are looking for fellow LSU fans to help us plan and work these events. If you are willing and able to help out, click the button below and fill out the form. We look forward to working with you!


Want to make a donation?

Whether you attend the Crawfish Boil or not, we would appreciate a donation to the scholarship fund. Click the button below to make a donation today!


Fun Games

2018 CRAWFISH BOIL - LSU Alumni Dallas Chapter

The Dallas Chapter is excited to announce that we will provide games throughout the venue, including face painting for the kids. A few of the games available will be corn hole and washers.

Live Music

2018 CRAWFISH BOIL - LSU Alumni Dallas Chapter

There will be a DJ providing music from 1pm til 6pm.

In a separate event, COWBOY MOUTH will be playing following the Crawfish Boil. Doors will open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets for the evening event can be purchased in conjunction with the Crawfish Boil or separately.


Below are details on the costs of both events that are being held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The first part of the day is the Crawfish Boil from 1 to 6pm, followed by the Cowboy Mouth event when doors open at 7pm. When purchasing tickets and/or tables for either event, those purchases are specific to that event and are not transferable to the other event.


If you are a paid member of the LSU Dallas Alumni Association then you will receive a coupon code to purchase your tickets for both events. Keep in mind, that when gaining entry to either event you must present your valid LSU Alumni Membership Card or a valid ID to confirm your membership. Should you want to join on site, we will be able to accommodate that as well!



LSU Alumni Dallas Members
(prior to event)

$35 – General Admission
Non-LSU Alumni Dallas Members
(prior to event)
$40 – General Admission
Non-LSU Alumni Dallas Members
(day of the event)
$45 – General Admission
Kids $10


Individual Seats $45
4 Person Table $180
6 Person Table $270
  • Reserved seats and tables include above food and beverage options
  • Reserved seating and tables are limited. Purchase them early!


General Admission $20 $15
VIP Patio $50 – Rail Seating
$45 – Single Seat  @ 4-top
$45 – Single Seat  @ 6-top
$40 – Rail Seating
$35 – Single Seat  @ 4-top
$35 – Single Seat  @ 6-top
Balcony $30 – Balcony GA
$50 – Balcony Rail
$40 – Balcony Table Seat
$25 – Balcony GA
$40 – Balcony Rail
$30 – Balcony Table Seat
Valet Parking Pre-Purchase $20 Parking $20 Parking
  • When purchasing tickets through the Lava Cantina online system, there will be a service fee. Tickets may also be purchased without a service fee by calling the Lava Cantina ticket office at 214-618-9882.
  • If using a coupon code to purchase tickets online, be sure to enter the coupon code PRIOR to selecting the quantity of tickets you would like to purchase.
  • When purchasing tickets through the Lava Cantina online system, there will be a service fee. Tickets may also be purchased without a service fee by calling the Lava Cantina ticket office at 214-618-9882.
  • If using a coupon code to purchase tickets online, be sure to enter the coupon code PRIOR to selecting the quantity of tickets you would like to purchase.


Shown below are some of the items we will be auctioning off at this year’s crawfish boil. You must be present to bid on these items, so be sure to buy your ticket(s) to this year’s crawfish boil.



Ian Vaughn has worked in the restaurant industry his entire career and has always held a strong commitment to quality and service; however, due to his father’s influences, music has been a passion that they both have shared. Steve Vaughn has been in the music business for over 40 years and has always had a passion for great tunes, most notably rock n’ roll. Like many career musicians, Steve held a day job to support and raise his family for over thirty years.

As Steve was approaching retirement, he began to think about what the “post career” chapter in his life might look like. Steve and Ian put their heads together on the possibilities and it became obvious that the next phase should be a fun one that offers a combination of all the things they both love – great food, family, people, and music. As the creative juices flowed through countless brainstorming sessions, the Lava Cantina brand was born.

Steve and Ian are more than just a father and son duo, they are best friends. With a visit to Lava Cantina, you will see their personalities on display everywhere you look – from the Live Music that has played such a critical role in Steve’s life to the autographed memorabilia and rock n roll décor that Ian has obsessed with throughout his adult years. This brand is a production of their passions, and we hope you enjoy the food, the service and the experience.

(214) 618-6893
5805 Grandscape Blvd,
The Colony, TX 75056
» Get Directions


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