2021 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Jul 9–31, 2021
1225 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Admission: Free Admission

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"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



Pull out your dancing shoes and get ready for the 15th annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival - four weeks of back to back stellar performances from some of the most beloved Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco musicians. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the only New Orleans festival that exclusively celebrates Cajun and Zydeco music.  This year's festival features powerhouse performers taking the stage each week at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center: Grammy- Winning Chubby Carrier, Grammy-Nominated BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Grammy-Nominated Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers,  Grammy-Nominated Sweet Cecilia, and many more!  The Foundation is welcoming back live music in New Orleans not only with great performances but also with outstanding local food vendors.  

New this year: Every Friday and Saturday, beginning July 9th,  the Foundation will host free outdoor performances made for dancing at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center - 1225 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, La.   Doors will open at 6:00pm prior to the start of the performance or program and the show starts at 7:00p.m and goes until 8:30 p.m. Admission is free to all eight concerts, but attendees are asked to RSVP using this link:  RESERVE TICKETS.  Please no outside food and drink - concessions will be sold on site.  




/// SCHEDULE ///

Friday, July 9th
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          Sweet Cecilia

Saturday, July 10th
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band

Friday, July 16th
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          The Magnolia Sisters

Saturday, July 17th
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          Chubby Carrier

Friday, July 23rd
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas

Saturday, July 24th
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers

Friday, July 30th
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe

Saturday, July 31st
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.          BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet


If you are sick, running a fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home until you are healthy.  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is committed to doing our best to help you have a great time while staying safe. Full details of our safety protocols can be found here: JAZZ & HERITAGE SAFETY PLAN

COVID-19 guidelines will be strictly enforced. As outdoor entertainment guidelines continue to relax, please check back here for any updates to our safety protocols.

•Please note, for the health & safety of our guests, vendors, musicians, staff and volunteers, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation requires guests to wear face coverings in all indoor public areas.

•Masks are required to be worn while checking in and walking on property but may be removed upon being seated for the event.

•Social distancing will be monitored and enforced in an effort to preserve the well-being of everyone at the event.

•Tickets include General Admission outdoor courtyard entry.

•Patron safety is our priority. In the event, organizers deem it unsafe to continue to the show, notification will be given at the event or via email.

•Guests must have a mask on when checking-in or communicating with staff.

•Face masks must be worn if you are away from your designated space for any reason.

•Please do not come up towards the stage, you will asked to return to your space.

•Socially distanced seating will be available.

•Temperature checks of guests will be taken at the time of arrival.

•Staff will be regularly monitoring social distancing and patrons leaving their tables.

•Restrooms are located indoors and will be cleaned regularly.


/// LOCATION ///
The Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival takes place in the outdoor concert space at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116).  Guests will enter the property from the Gov. Nicholls gate where staff will conduct temperature checks.

/// PARKING ///
Courtesy parking is available at St. Augustine Catholic Church (1122 Henriette Delille Street).  This lot is one block away from the Jazz & Heritage Center.  Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.

/// MASKS ///
Out of respect for everyone’s safety, we ask that masks are worn while guests check-in.  Masks should be worn when interacting with staff and vendors, walking to and from your designated seat, and using the indoor restrooms.  Masks may be taken off when seated.

/// CHECK-IN ///
Guests with tickets will check in at the main entrance gate.  We’ll need the names of all members in your party, emails and phone numbers.  Temperatures will be checked and you will be escorted to your seats.

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. Limited seating is available. Please respect our other guests by not bringing pets to the festival.

Please, no audio or video recording of any performances at the event.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation recycles. Please use the designated receptacles for your plastic and aluminum disposables.

All Jazz & Heritage Foundation outdoor events are “rain or shine.” We don’t cancel unless there is danger from lightning (the stage is covered, so the music can go on unless deemed necessary by organizers).

/// VENDORS ///
*Masks are required when purchasing food and beverage* Vendors accept cash and cards.  More info on vendors to come.  


Cajun Zydeco Festival Archive:

2020's Line-up and Festival Details
2019's Line-up and Festival Details
2018's Line-up and Festival Details
2017's Line-up and Festival Details
2016's Line-up and Festival Details
2015's Line-up and Festival Details
2014's Line-up and Festival Details
2013's Line-up and Festival Details
2012's Line-up and Festival Details
2011's Line-up and Festival Details
2010's Line-up and Festival Details
2009's Line-up and Festival Details

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2021 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:

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