Sharing the food, music, culture, and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

Lafayette Weekly

This week's music lineup begins on Monday night with this month's Blue Monday Blues Jam at the Grouse Room, showcasing the finest rhythm and blues talents from the Hub City. Expect surprise performances from unexpected guests. On Thursday, Contemporary Christian artist Brandon Heath will grace the…

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Family Friendly Guide to Lafayette Festivals

Here in Lafayette, LA we are known for our joie de vivre , a French expression meaning our exuberant love of life. We love hosting lively festivals to honor our rich cultures, and simply to have a good time with friends and family. Lafayette is famous for its year-round festivals celebrating…

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Two-Step Your Way through Acadiana

If you’ve been to any event in South Louisiana you know anytime there’s music there’s dancing. And trust us, there’s never any shortage of music! No matter the dance floor, be it your typical wooden floor, a concrete slab, or even a patch of green grass in front of the stage, we Cajuns will find a…

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GRAMMYs in Acadiana: Music Goldmine

GRAMMY award-winning and nominated musicians from Acadiana Music has been the soul of Acadiana since the area's humble beginnings, with a melting pot of Cajuns, Creoles, European, and Native American cultures inspiring fresh new sounds. South Louisiana has fostered folk music, country, rock, rhythm…

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African American Musical Legends in Lafayette

June is African American Music Appreciation Month. A time to honor, celebrate, and reflect on all the musical accomplishments Black Americans have given throughout the centuries. Louisiana has a strong connection with the musical legacy of this country, from traditional gospel music to the bounce…

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Swamp Pop Music

Swamp pop represents, according to its foremost historian, Shane K. Bernard, the cultural collisions of “Cajun and Creole, black and white, French and English, rural and urban, folk and mainstream.” Sharing affinities with rhythm and blues, rock and roll, country and western, and rockabilly, swamp…

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Creole Music

An early 20th-century precursor to zydeco, la-la music melds indigenous American, African, European, blues, nascent rhythm and blues, and Louisiana Creole and Cajun traditions to form a popular genre that is both provincial and unmeasurably influential. Primarily associated with Black Creoles of…

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Zydeco Music

Zydeco is a continuously evolving Louisiana music genre that blends elements of many Black American folk and pop styles, including blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz, rock and roll, soul, funk, hip-hop, and rap. Though scholars surmise that zydeco contains deeper historical roots in West African…

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Cajun Music

Cajun music is a central component and marker of Cajun identity and culture in southwestern Louisiana. Largely accordion and fiddle based, and mostly sung in vernacular French, Cajun music has foundations in Indigenous American, African, German, Irish, Anglo-American as well as Francophone folk…

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