2013 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Jun 8–9, 2013
Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9 - 11:30 am to 7:00 pm both days
The Old U.S. Mint, a Partnership between the Louisiana State Museum and the National Park Service
400 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Admission: Free

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The seventh annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is New Orleans' premier showcase for the two-stepping dance music of the Bayou State.

As in years past, the festival will take place on two stages at the Old U.S. Mint, a Partnership between the Louisiana State Museum and the National Park Service. We'll have one stage on the lawn on the Barracks Street side, and one out in the street on the Esplanade Avenue side of the building. Plus we'll program a stage at the French Market's Creole Tomato Festival, which is just one block away, with Cajun and zydeco music.

Once again, we've assembled an all-star collection of the biggest and most popular Cajun and zydeco artists in Louisiana - Rosie Ledet, Beausoleil, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and many more.

We'll also have 10 purveyors of some of the best food to be found in south Louisiana, plus a large arts market with some 30 sellers of hand made art and crafts. For a complete list of our food vendors and menu items, see here. The complete list of our arts market vendors is here.


2013 Music Schedule

Saturday, June 8 
Esplanade Avenue Stage
11:30 am to 1:00 pm      Mary Broussard & Sweet La La
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm        Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm        T-Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm        Rosie Ledet
Barracks Street Stage
11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm       Les Freres Michot
3:15 pm to 4:45 pm       Bruce Daigrepont
5:15 pm to 6:45 pm       Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band

French Market’s Creole Tomato Festival Ursulines Street Stage
10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Jonno
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm     The Babineaux Sisters
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm       Ganey Arsement
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm       Sean Ardoin

Sunday, June 9
Esplanade Avenue Stage
11:30 am to 1:00 pm     Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic
1:15 pm to 2:45 pm      Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm      Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm      Sunpie & the La. Sunspots

Barracks Street Stage
11:00 am to 12:30 pm   Li'l Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm      Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
3:15 pm to 4:45 pm      Beausoleil
5:15 pm to 6:45 pm      Lost Bayou Ramblers

As at all of our events, we'll have a huge crafts fair, with 30 of the best artisans in the region selling hand-made art, jewelry and other crafts. For the complete list of arts market vendors, see here.

We'll have a total of 15 food vendors this year. For the complete list of vendors and menu items, see here.

Food, Drinks, Chairs, Pets, etc.:
The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is a free event. 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. No outside beverages are permitted. Camp chairs or folding chairs are welcome. Please respect our other guests by not bringing pets to the festival. Thank you.

Our partners at the National Park Service and the Louisiana State Museum are providing access to the beautiful new theater on the third floor of the Old U.S. Mint - where we will present interviews with many of our performers. Audience members will hear first-hand how our artists learned their craft and carry on our culture. And it'll be a great place to get out of the heat and enjoy some cool air before heading back out for more dancing, eating and shopping. Interviews will be from noon to 5 p.m. both days of the festival. Here is the complete interview schedule:


In the Third Floor Auditorium of the Old U.S. Mint, a Partnership between the Louisiana State Museum and the National Park Service

Saturday, June 8
1:00 pm:  Dikki Du – interviewed by David Kunian
2:00 pm:  Mary Broussard & T-Broussard – interviewed by Bill deTurk
3:00 pm:  Les Freres Michot (Tommy Michot) – interviewed by Fred Kasten
4:00 pm:  The Babineaux Sisters – interviewed by Fred Kasten

Sunday, June 9
1:00 pm  Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes – interviewed by Fred Kasten
2:00 pm  Andre Thierry – interviewed by Fred Kasten
3:00 pm  Dwayne Dopsie – interviewed by Fred Kasten
4:00 pm  Lost Bayou Ramblers (Louis Michot) – interviewed by Fred Kasten


Click the links below to download documents.

2013 Food Vendors and Menus

2013 Arts Market Vendors

2013 Interview Stage Schedule

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2013 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:

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