Festival International de Louisiane

April 22-26, 2015
Downtown Lafayette

Come Celebrate One of Lafayette's Best Free Festival
Lafayette’s annual Festival International de Louisiane (April 22-26, 2015) provides the ideal opportunity to discover what makes Lafayette so unique. The largest free Francophone festival in the country, Festival International de Louisiane began in 1986 and each year celebrates the connections between Acadiana and the Francophone world. Hundreds of performing and visual artists from 15 countries, along with Lafayette’s own artists, residents and visitors, converge on six stages across downtown Lafayette during Festival International. Music, dancing, cuisine, theater, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, visual arts, crafts, and street animation are all part of the Festival International experience. Lafayette’s galleries and theaters will host musicians, dancers, thespians, writers and other artists sharing their unique stories from around the world through their work. Festival International’s food vendors and cooking demonstrations will delight foodies with the bold and subtle flavors of jambalaya, seafood, French pastries, Creole gumbo and other dishes from diverse culture.

2015 Performers
Angélique Kidjo | DakhaBrakha | Nomadic Massive | MarchFourth Marching Band | GIVERS  | Buckwheat's World feat. Buckwheat Zydeco & special guests  | Official Big Freedia After Party | JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound | Vieux Farka Touré  | Noura Mint Seymali  | Grupo Fantasma | Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience | Jon Cleary  | Tal National | Aurelio Martinez | Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars | Lisa LeBlan | The Jones Family Singer | Lagbaja | Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timer | Joe Driscoll And Sekou Kouyate | Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit | Cambalache | Les Étoiles d'Immersion avec Zachary Richard et ses Amis | Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers | Helen Gillet | Bonsoir Catin | Acadiana Symphony Orchestra | Lost Bayou Ramblers | Young Pinstripe Brass Band | Brass Bed | Feufollet | Frenchaxe | Soul Creole | Sunny Duval | David Greely | Jambalaya Cajun Band | Bas Clas | Unisson | Jeffery Broussard Family Band  | Cedric Watson & the Mad Minstrels | Sunday Morning Kitchen Band  | Sainte-Anne Alumni Allstar Band  | Rocknoceros  | Connie G  | Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners  | Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band | The Figs | T-Monde | Sean Bruce | Lane Mack Band | Double Wide | Kevin Sekhani | Fawn Larson | Rio Luminoso | Sassafras Jubilee | The Burris Band | Cones of Uncertainty | Dustin Gaspard | Sour Sedans  | Couzans Cajun Band | The Cavemen | Sax 200 | Zydeco Radio | The New Form | ASArts Night Band | Tipitina's Interns | LJ Alleman Guitar Ensemble | Chanticleer  | Swamping Stories  | ASArts Band | Les Bambins de Myrtle Place Elementary | Couer Des Cordes | French Mas