Louisiana Crossroads

Louisiana Crossroads is a concert, discussion and broadcast series launched by the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority in 2001. Louisiana Crossroads brings artists and audiences closer together through performances and conversations with the artists in between songs. The season runs from October through May with performances by Lafayette, LA and world musicians. Past performers include Sonny Landreth, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Los Lobos and many more.

2020/2021 Schedule of Performers

November 2
Louisiana Crossroads 20th Anniversary: HOMECOMING
James Devin Moncus Theater
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LA Crossroads Homecoming

Louisiana Crossroads has provided a closer look into the music careers of Louisiana-born artists to Acadiana audiences for 20 years. From its inception in 2001, the music series has presented stars like Anders Osborne, Marcia Ball, Tab Benoit, Sonny Landreth, John Hiatt, and Irma Thomas.

February 25
Honoring the Life of Jillian Johnson (Rescheduled from Season 9)
James Devin Moncus Theater
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LA Crossroads Honoring the Life of Jillian Johnson

Johnson's former bandmates from The Figs come together with friends including Steve Riley, members of the Red Stick Ramblers, Woody Pines, and Johnson's family to honor her in this special evening of music and art and to remember what a gift she truly was to all of us.

April 2
Louisiana’s Next Generation
James Devin Moncus Theater
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LA Crossroads Louisiana's Next Generation

The AcA brings together some of the most promising new music stars from Louisiana.  Discover the music and stories from rising stars like Dianella and the Arrows (New Orleans), Chapel Hart (New Orleans), Sick Ride (Lafayette), Berkley the Artist (New Orleans), and more!

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GRAMMYs in Acadiana: Music Goldmine

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Cajun & Creole Instruments: Triangle

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Cajun & Creole Instruments: Frottoir

The frottoir — sometimes spelled froittoir — is a percussive, rhythmic instrument omnipresent in Read More

Cajun & Creole Instruments: Fiddle

A bowed string instrument, the fiddle is central to the sound, culture, and history of Cajun music. Read More

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