Zydeco Extravaganza

Lafayette’s annual Zydeco Extravaganza, held annually the Sunday before Memorial Day, combines the Zydeco music you love with the flavor of a Lafayette festival. This fun indoor festival has everything your friends and family will need to dance the day away including live music from some of the area’s hottest Zydeco acts, an amateur accordion contest, food vendors serving up traditional Creole cuisine including boudin, red beans and rice as well as traditional festival food like funnel cakes and lemonade. Advanced tickets can be purchased online or at the door the day of the event.

2016 Performers

Keith Frank  |  Chris Ardoin  |  Geno Delafose  |  Tucka J. Paul Jr.  |  Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas  |  Rusty Metoyer  |  Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys  |  Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2 Step

History of Zydeco Extravaganza

Zydeco Extravaganza was started in May of 1987 by the Cravins Family as a way to revive the Creole culture in St. Landry Parish and surrounding areas. It was a natural extension of the local Zydeco radio show the Cravins Brothers, hosted by Donald and Charles Cravins.

Zydeco Extravaganza draws Zydeco fans from all over the country and world each Memorial Day weekend. Every year it features its ever popular amateur accordion contest, which is always a crowd favorite. It is the largest one day Zydeco festival in the world, with crowds numbering in the thousands. Zydeco's biggest names, such as: Beau Jocque, Boozoo Chavis, Keith Frank, Terrance Simien, Curley Taylor, Geno Delafose, Zydeco Force, and Chris Ardoin have graced the stages of Zydeco Extravaganza. Its continued growth has been a tremendous asset to the revitalization of Creole culture.

Upcoming Festival Dates

May 28, 2017
May 27, 2018
May 26, 2019
May 24, 2020