With the completion of today's 'jeep jaunt' JAM!!, the pre-registration kick-off party, the online registration for the 12th Annual 'jeep jaunt' is now open.

The 'jeep jaunt' is a 35-mile police-escorted ride of Jeeps and 4x4s from Celebrity Theatres in Broussard to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in Charenton. The street-legal ride takes us through the beautiful backroads of Acadiana, along the serene Bayou Teche.

Today's event, held at Sterling Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram in Opelousas, saw over 250 people in attendance for live music, great food, and the chance to be one of the first 300 to register for the event.

'jeep jaunt' JAM!! (Photo by FLCN Photography)

The first 300 to register received this year's event shirt for free (shirts are still available for purchase on the registration site). Also, 50 of the registrants were chosen at random to receive this year's "specialty" item: an insulated 'jeep jaunt' bag!

The entertainment was the highlight of the event, though, with Jaryd Lane joining The Voice alum Gabe Broussard and Lane Mack!

Lane Mack, Jaryd Lane, and Gabe Broussard (Photo by FLCN Photography)

Thanks to all of the donors who helped make the 'jeep jaunt' JAM!! a success today: Sterling Jeep, Smokey Hebert's Snap-on Tools, Todd's DJ Entertainment Services, David Hotard, and all of the Jeep clubs in attendance. Lafayette Coca-Cola provided the soft drinks, South-End Country Mart provided the water, Special T Ice provided the ice, and NuNu's Fresh Market provided the hamburgers.

Registration for the 12th Annual 'jeep jaunt' is only $20 for people aged 7 and above. Get your family registered now by visiting the 'jeep jaunt' website and, please, whether you sign up for the jaunt or not, help by sharing this post!

John and Elora at the 'jeep jaunt' JAM!! (Photo by FLCN Photography)

Thanks to our Partners in the event: Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, Sterling Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram, Celebrity Theatres, Smokey Hebert's Snap-On Tools, KATC TV3 and Townsquare Media.