Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Concert Series July 9 – July 31, 2021

The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival celebrates the rich traditions of southwest Louisiana. The combination of rollicking two-step music and spicy seafood is a potent example of how we in Louisiana love to “pass a good time.”


For 2021, The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival will be a concert series running July 9 – July 31, 2021 


The 2021 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival takes place at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. We’ll return for a full festival in March 2022. 

live Music schedule 

All concerts are from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Friday, July 9: Sweet Cecilia 

Saturday, July 10: Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band 

Friday, July 16: The Magnolia Sisters 

Saturday, July 17: Chubby Carrier 

Friday, July 23: Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas 

Saturday, July 24: Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers 

Friday, July 30: Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe 

Saturday, July 31:  Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet

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

Music, Food, and More 

Musical lineup, food vendors, artists, and activities for The Treme Creole Gumbo Fest / Congo Square Rhythms Festival have not been set. 

Arts Market 

As always, we will feature a large Arts Market, with dozens of local artists showcasing handmade fine art and home furnishings.  

Food Vendors 

If you love dark roux chicken and sausage gumbo, Creole filé gumbo, seafood gumbo and all sorts of other great stuff – from po-boys to shrimp ’n’ grits – then come hungry.  

Kids Activities 

As we have done in the past, we are merging our Arts Market with our Kids Area, with local artists leading interactive and creative workshops for young people. So come enjoy the festival knowing that there will be supervised activities for the kids. Check back for a complete list of Arts Market vendors. 

Blue Bikes 

Thanks to a partnership with Blue Bikes, the Treme Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festival and Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival are easier to attend than ever! From November 16-17, Blue Bikes is offering a promo for festival guests. To take advantage of this great deal, download the Social Bicycles app (iTunes App Store & Google Play) available for Android and Apple devices or Create an online account at bluebikesnola.com. Select the Blue Bikes New Orleans network and sign-up for the Pay As You Go plan. Enter promo code [GUMBO2019] when prompted and press “Apply.” Confirm that an account credit has been applied before completing the registration. Once your account is created, simply enter your account number and PIN on any available bike to start riding. 

Free Admission – Donations Accepted 

Admission to the Tremé Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festival is free. But we will have donation boxes set up at most of the park entrances. If you want to help us keep our events free, please support us with the donation of your choice. Thank you. 

No Outside Food or Beverages 

Like all of our events, the Tremé Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festival is completely free and open to the public – part of the community investment made by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. PLEASE: Except for those with small children or dietary restrictions, please do not bring outside food or beverages to the event – no coolers are permitted. 

No Pets 

We realize that Armstrong Park is usually open to pets. But for the safety and comfort of our large audience, we ask that you respect your neighbors and leave your companion animals at home (except for service animals, of course). Thank you. 

No Recording 

Please: No audio or video recording of our performers. 

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Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival Sponsors

The Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival is a presentation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Our broadcast partner is WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other funds, for year-round programs in the areas of education, economic development and cultural events. For more about the Foundation and what we do, visit us online at www.jazzandheritage.org.