Lafayette Weekly

A weekly curated playlist by local musician Philippe Billeaudeaux featuring music by Lafayette, LA musicians with a weekly rundown of live music happening in and around the area. Tune in each week here or follow us on Spotify for your weekly dose of the sounds of Lafayette.

The most exciting week of live music to grace our city is here. Musicians from far-reaching corners of the globe gather for five days of unparalleled rhythm, dance, art, and culture. Join us as we unveil the post-Festival International lineup, showcasing an array of extraordinary shows.

Before twilight descends on Wednesday evening, the modern Cajun and Creole sounds of Jourdan Thibodeaux and Lil Nate kick off the festival at Scène Fais Do Do. Then, venture to the Hideaway on Lee to witness the magic of zydeco accordionist Horace Trahan and his band, the Ossun Express. Thursday continues with the good-time dance tunes of Gerard Delafose at Rock 'n' Bowl and classic Louisiana sounds à la Clifton Chenier at the Blue Moon, courtesy of Lil Nate's father, Nathan Williams.

Friday night sees the reigning King of Cajun, Wayne Toups, at Rock 'n' Bowl, accompanied by the dancehall heroes 4 Horses. Craving a divergence from the traditional sounds of the swamp? Pop rockers LVVRS and garage duo Sick Ride take over the Grouse Room that same night. An organ-driven freak-out after-party will be provided by Quintron and Pussycat, joined by Lafayette's own C.C. Adcock at the Hideaway Hall on Refinery Street. Meanwhile, the Blue Moon plays host to Austin's own The Weary Boys, reuniting with Lost Bayou Ramblers for a post-festival celebration reminiscent of the early days of the world-famous music venue. And for those looking for more space to dance the night away, Steve Riley and Amis Du Teche will be at the Grouse Room.

The revelry continues on Sunday as Geno Delafose takes the stage at Rock' n' Bowl, while The Weary Boys return to the Blue Moon, this time accompanied by swamp poppers The Revelers. At the Grouse Room, let the cosmic vibrations of The Ice Man Special, alongside special guest Zizzi, finish off the weekend.

This Lafayette Weekly Playlist is loaded with tracks from artists performing after Festival International this week. You'll hear Cajun from 4 Horses, Amis du Teche, and Steve Riley plus plenty of zydeco from the likes of Lil Nate, Geno Delafose, and Horace Trahan. International sounds from the likes of Mokoomba from Zimbabwe, Le Winston Band from Quebec, Canada, and neo-traditional Scottish tunes by The Langan Band. Also included are songs by The Iceman Special, Quintron, C.C. Adcock, The Weary Boys, and brand new music by Sick Ride.

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