2015 LOUISIANA CAJUN-ZYDECO FESTIVAL
"This festival contains the greatest collection of Cajun and zydeco artists for any festival in the city and perhaps the state."
-- Charles Laborde, host of "Lache Pas," the weekly Cajun and zydeco show heard on WWOZ-FM
Welcome to the ninth annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, a free event produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
Once again, we’ll present a stellar lineup of Louisiana’s best Cajun and zydeco performers, including Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and Grammy Award winner Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience. See below for the complete music schedule.
The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival takes place in Louis Armstrong Park (701 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116).
HOW TO GET THERE
The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus route No. 91 passes directly in front of Armstrong Park. See the route map here. The fare is $1.25 each eay.
Parking will be available in the Basin Street Lot (located at 501 Basin Street, just across from Armstrong Park by the old Winn-Dixie) for $10 per vehicle. Parking is als available at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for $15 per vehicle.
2015 LOUISIANA CAJUN-ZYDECO FESTIVAL MUSIC SCHEDULE
Saturday, June 6
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Bruce Daigrepont
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm Mary Broussard & Sweet La La
2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band
4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lost Bayou Ramblers
5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
Sunday, June 7
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Ruben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm Bonsoir Catin
2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars
4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
As at all of our events, we'll have a huge crafts fair, with 25 of the best artisans in the region selling hand-made art, jewelry and other crafts. For the complete list of vendors, see here.
And check out this slide show of our Arts Market vendors!
It's the season for seafood, so that's what our diverse group of food vendors will feature. Louisiana oysters, shrimp, catfish, crab, boudin and alligator are on the menu. With 10 vendors of savory entrees and four for cool and refreshing desserts, there's a taste of something for everyone. See the complete list of food vendors and their menus here.
Yes, it's hot in New Orleans in June. But we'll help you keep your cool as you boot-scoot to the two-step beat with a half-dozen misting fans provided by our friends at Mist Works.
This year, we're adding a Kids Tent so parents can let their children enjoy supervised creative activities while they boogie to the music. Workshop sessions will include making corn collages, butterfly fans, an explorer journal and colorful drawings, plus face-painting. The Kids tent will be open from noon to 5:00 p.m. both days of the festival.
Artist-Led Kids’ Craft-Making Schedule:
Saturday, June 6:
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Make sun visors with Margaret Tillman Ayres
12:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Make a Louisiana swamp snake with Annie Hendrix
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Make Gris Gris the Swamp Monster with Christy Works-Boutte
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Folding Fun with Annie O'dell
4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Make Sock Monsters with Loraine Griffin
Sunday, June 7:
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: Painting by Shapes with Splatter Palette
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Let's Geaux Zydeco with Shaun Aleman
2:20 p.m to 3:20 p.m.: Make your own earrings with Chris DesJardin
3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Soap Silly Putty with Shae Thomas
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Make Stick Puppets with Alice Brown
The Kids’ Craft Tent Closes at 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Food, Drinks, Chairs, Pets, etc.:
The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is a free event. Donations are gratefully accepted. Please help us to keep this and our other events free by patronizing our food and beverage vendors. Except for those with specific dietary restrictions or special needs, we ask that you not bring coolers or ice chests with outside food and beverages. Camp chairs or folding chairs are welcome. Please respect our other guests by not bringing pets to the festival. Thank you.
Please, no audio or video recording of any performances at the festival.
KEEP IT GREEN
The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival recycles. Please use the designated receptacles for your plastic and aluminum disposables.
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