The Fourth Annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Jun 11–13, 2010
10:30am - 7:30pm
The Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Admission: Free

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Buckwheat ZydecoGrammy winner Buckwheat Zydeco will headline the fourth annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, which takes place June 11-13 at the Old U.S. Mint.

Additional performers include a who's who of Cajun and zydeco performers: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Les Freres Michot, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Bruce Daigrepont, Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers and many more.

This free event is presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, and uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural events.

As in the past, the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival will be presented in conjunction with the Louisiana Seafood Festival and the French Market's Creole Tomato Festival. Together, the three events combine to make A New Orleans Vieux To Do.

With two stages of music, great food, beautiful, hand-made crafts and lots of dancing, the festival is a fitting tribute to the fun-loving culture of southwest Louisiana.

“Especially now, with the tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatening our sensitive wetlands and our entire seafood culture, we are proud to partner with the Louisiana Seafood Festival and the Creole Tomato Festival,” said Don Marshall, Executive Director of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation. “Local seafood, fresh Creole tomatoes and Cajun and zydeco music – who could ask for a better combination?”

Fresh local seafood – all certified as safe – will be plentiful at the event, which will feature top Louisiana chefs on a cooking demonstration stage.

Zydeco — the hard-driving dance music of Southwest Louisiana, with pumping rhythms and a strong R&B influence — will be heard at a stage located in front of the Mint on Esplanade Avenue. Cajun, the time-honored two-step and waltz sound that relies most often on acoustic instruments, will be the focus of a stage located within the Mint grounds at the corner of Barracks and Decatur streets.

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival Performance Schedule:

FRIDAY, JUNE 11

Barracks Street Stage:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Bruce Daigrepont
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots

SATURDAY, JUNE 12

Esplanade Street Stage:
10:45 am - 12:45 pm - Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Li'l Nathan and the Zydeco Big Tymers
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm - Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
5:30p.m. - 7:00 pm - Buckwheat Zydeco

Barracks Street Stage:
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm - Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm - Les Freres Michot
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm - Lost Bayou Ramblers

SUNDAY, JUNE 13

Esplanade Street Stage:
10:45 am - 12:45 pm - Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Li'l Malcolm & the House Rockers
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm - Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Barracks Street Stage:
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm - Feaufollet
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm - Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with the Louisiana Seafood Festival and the French Market's Creole Tomato Festival.




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The Fourth Annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.