Cajun & Creole Instruments: Triangle
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Cajun & Creole Instruments: Accordion
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Cajun & Creole Instruments: Fiddle
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Cajun & Creole Instruments: Frottoir
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History of Festivals Acadiens et Creole
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Playlist: T'Monde
Acadiana Musical Families
The Savoys
Two-Step Your Way Through Acadiana
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Cajun Country Dancehalls
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Music in Lafayette

In addition to being known as the Cajun & Creole Country, Lafayette, LA is also known as the Heartbeat of Acadiana and with good reason. Our distinctive mix of Cajun, Creole and Zydeco have people coming down from all over for a two-stepping good time. On any night of the week you can listen to live music while sampling some authentic Cajun & Creole cuisine or kickback with a sazarac that will have your taste buds dancing as much as your feet.

Whiskey & Vine

Do you ever wish you could hang out in New Orleans without having to drive there? Brothers Patrick and Steven O'Brien did. They love the classic... Read More

Lafayette Weekly

New Orleans second-line giants Rebirth Brass Band swing into town this Thursday. The GRAMMY-winning horn-driven group will appear at the Acadiana Center... Read More

Black Icons in Lafayette

February may be one of the shorter months jam-packed with celebratory events like the Superbowl, Valentine's Day, President's Day, and Mardi... Read More

Black-Owned Restaurants

In celebration of the region’s black community, we’re exploring the Creole and soul food restaurants the area offers. Lafayette has a... Read More

Getting to Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The eight parishes that comprise the area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east, and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

Plan Your Escape

Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.

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