11:30 am to 7:00 pm both days
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 - one on the lawn on the Barracks Street side, and one out in the street on the Esplanade Avenue side of the building. And, one stage at the French Market's Creole Tomato Festival, which is just one block away, will feature Cajun and zydeco music.
Once again, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has assembled an all-star collection of the biggest and most popular Cajun and zydeco artists in Louisiana - Rosie Ledet, Beausoleil, Chubby Carrier, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and many more.
There will also be 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.
Get the full schedule for the festival.
WWOZ will be recording and rebroadcasting three of Sunday's acts:
1 pm -- Little Nathan and the Zydeco ChaChas (during the Zydeco show)
10 pm -- Dwayne Dopsie and Zydeco Hellraisers
11 pm -- Beausoleil
Want more? The Creole Tomato Festival runs concurrently at the French Market.