Dates: December 31, 2019
$35 per person
Time: 9:00 PM to 12:30 AM
Ring in the New Year with Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and admission is $35 (no table reservations; first-come, first served. The majority of our space is standing room only. No outside food or beverage. We will have refreshments available for purchase throughout the evening.
Tickets on sale beginning November 1st at Vermilionville.org.
• Vermilionville cannot allow any ticket holders inside the Performance Center before the doors open at 8:30 p.m. Lobby opens at 8:00 p.m. if you choose to arrive early. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
• Our facility is accessible to those with disabilities.
• Dress code is jeans/business casual.
• No dance floor enhancements (i.e. cornmeal, sawdust, etc.) are allowed in the Performance Center.
• Finger food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Performance Center. Party trays are $10 and jambalaya is $5.
• Vermilionville provides one complimentary glass of champagne per person at 11:45 p.m. Non-alcoholic options are available.
• Outside food and beverages are strictly prohibited.
ABOUT THE PERFORMER
Geno Delafose is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western. His father is the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose.
Delafose was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana. At the age of eight, he joined his father’s band, the Eunice Playboys as a rubboard player and continued to play with the band until his father’s death in 1994. He also appeared on several of the bands recordings. He switched to the accordion in the early 1990s and started to play as an opening act for his father.
In 1994, he debuted with album French Rockin’ Boogie on Rounder Records. The name of this album also became the name of his band with whom he still plays with today. He released two more albums from the label, before signing with Time Square label to release Everybody’s Dancin’ in 2003. He has also appeared on the compilation album Creole Bred: A Tribute to Creole & Zydeco released in 2004 on Vanguard Records.
He has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album” category for his Le Cowboy Creole album (2007). He lives in Duralde, Louisiana near Eunice where he operates his Double D Ranch raising cattle and horses. He also holds fan appreciation parties, annually.