Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Heritage Week

Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park ,  300 Fisher Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508

(337) 234-8360

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Dates: May 3, 2019 - May 10, 2019

Recurring: Recurring daily

Price: $695-early bird/ $720 after Jan 15 2017

Time: All day

There’s nothing like Louisiana Folk Roots’ Balfa Week! Our annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week is not a school, or a festival, or a family reunion – it’s all those things and more! It’s “The Greatest Week of Cajun and Creole Culture on the Planet!”

At Balfa Week, you can learn knee-to-knee with master musicians and culture bearers surrounded by great folks from across the globe. Our motto is “Jouer. Danser. Manger. Répéter. (Jam. Dance. Eat. Repeat.)” – and during Balfa Week, you’ll experience all that and so much more.

Balfa Week features: Five days of 10 or more Morning Intensive Classes on fiddle, guitar and accordion; Twice-daily participatory teaching sessions on Cajun & Creole Vocals; Five days of instructor-coached Band Labs; Nightly Dances with fantastic Cajun and Creole bands; Five or more artist-led Jam des Amis sessions; Intimate afternoon words-and-music sessions with accomplished and legendary Featured Artists; Afternoon Lagniappe Sessions on a variety of topics; and more.

May 3 & 4, 2019 Le Grand Hoorah  (the weekend event leading to the start of camp) 

May 5-10, 2019  Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week.