Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

October 13-15, 2023
Girard Park

Lafayette, LA's annual Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, held the second full weekend in October, provides the ideal opportunity to discover Lafayette, LA's blend of food, music and culture that makes the city so unique. For over 40 years this free festival has offered locals and visitors alike the opportunity to experience three days of nonstop music, dancing, food as well as crafts and a genuine Cajun and Creole experience like no other. See below for a complete list of performers.

October 2022 Performance Schedule

 

@lafayettetravel Lafayette, LA's annual Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, is back October 14-16th. For over 40 years this free festival has offered locals and visitors alike the opportunity to experience three days of nonstop music, dancing, food as well as crafts and a genuine Cajun and Creole experience like no other. #onlyinlouisiana #lafayettetravel #visitlouisiana #livemusic ♬ Luna, amore e no - Piero Piccioni

 

Friday, October 14, 2022

Scène Ma Louisiane
5:00 p The Official Cutting of the Boudin Festival Opening
5:30-6:45 p Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
7:00-8:30 p Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Scène Ma Louisiane
10:30-11:30 a Forest Huval Band
11:45 a -12:45 p Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runners
1:00-2:00 p La Patente (Acadie)
2:15-3:15 p Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys
3:30-4:30 p Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours
4:45-6:00 p Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
6:16-7:45 p Jourdan Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs
 
Scène Mon Heritage    
10:45-11:45 a The Daiquiri Queens
12:00-1:00 p Wayne Singleton & Same Ol' Two Step
1:15-2:15 p Corey Ledet Zydeco
2:30-3:30 p Chris Ardoin
3:45-4:45 p Feufollet
5:00-6:30 p Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws
 
Scène La Salle de Danse
10:30-11:30 a Savoy Family Band
11:45 a -12:45 p Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers
1:00-2:00 p Has Beans
2:15-3:15 p Jesse Lége
3:30-4:30 p Blake Miller & the Old-Fashioned Aces
4:45-6:00 p Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
 
Scène Atelier
11:30 a -12:30 p Lafayette Mardi Gras Indians: Folklife Award
12:45-1:45 p Finding Amédé Ardoin: Research into his Life and Legacy
2:00-3:00 p T'Monde
3:15-4:15 p Creole Fiddle Workshop w/ Cedric Watson, Jeffery Broussard & Johnathan Druilhet
4:30-5:45 p The Magnolia Sisters
 
Jam Ça!
11:00 a -12:30 p Blake Miller & Angelle Aces
1:00-2:30 p Forest Huval
3:15-4:15 p Corey Ledet

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Scène Ma Louisiane
10:30-11:30 a The Potluck Band
11:45 a -12:45 p Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
1:00-2:00 p Lost Bayou Ramblers
2:15-3:15 p Lafayette Rhythm Devils
3:30-4:30 p Joe Hall and the Louisiana Cane Cutters
4:45-5:45 p The Revelers
6:00-7:30 p Bonsoir, Catin w/special guest Eric Adcock
 
Scène Mon Heritage    
10:45-11:45 a Huval-Fuselier Cajun Band
12:00-1:00 p Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys
1:15-2:15 p Donny Broussard & the Louisiana Stars
2:30-3:30 p Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express
3:45-4:45 p Pine Leaf Boys
5:00-6:30 p Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers
 
Scène La Salle de Danse
9:00-10:30 a French Mass
10:45-11:45 a Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds
12:00-1:00 p Jambalaya Cajun Band
1:15-2:15 p Cedric Watson & Bijou Créole
2:30-3:30 p Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
3:45-5:00 p Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings w/ guests Johnnie Allan & T.K. Hulin
5:15-6:30 p Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
 
Scène Atelier
11:30 a -12:30 p Brazos Huval & Mary Harris
12:45-1:45 p Amis du Teche
2:00-3:00 p Finger-Picking Style Guitar Workshop: Roddie Romero, Jane Vidrine, Sam Broussard, Renée Reed & Josh Caffery
3:15-4:15 p Jason Frey Trio
4:30-5:30 p Louisiana French Folk Songs w/ Anna Laura Edmiston, Megan Constantin, Kelli Jones & Sasha Massey
 
Jam Ça!
11:00 a -12:30 p Joe Hall
1:00-2:30 p Sheryl Cormier
3:00-4:30 p Jimmy Breaux

Clifton Chenier 1975 - Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

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