2017 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Fest

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Published on: May 17th, 2017

906x680 Jambalaya Cajun Band with D.L. Menard

Jambalaya Cajun Band with D.L. Menard
Jambalaya Cajun Band with D.L. Menard
"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 (Sundays 12-2p)


The 2017 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, happens in Armstrong Park on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Get your dancing shoes on and clear out that stomach because there's some hot tunes and good eats.

NOTE: We'll be doing a live broadcast from the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival on Saturday, June 24 starting at 2p. Details here. 

Check out the lineup at the bottom of the page-- this year the fest welcomes back two illustrious performers who haven't graced this particular stage in awhile: the legendary D.L. Menard with the Jambalaya Cajun Band and Grammy winner Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band. The lineup also feature a number of other fan favorites including Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Les Freres Michot, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, and Bruce Daigrepont's Cajun Band.

Ever wonder how Cajun file powder – the spice that makes gumbo taste like gumbo – is made? Or how Cajun accordions are built? For the first time, we are presenting live demonstrations of these and other Louisiana traditions in the new Folk Life Area in the historic Congo Square section of Armstrong Park.

Also new this year is a food area in Congo Square just for desserts – including Italian ice, popsicles, ice cream and other cool treats. Louisiana oysters, shrimp, catfish, crab, boudin and alligator are also on the menu in the non-dessert area.



Saturday, June 24
11a - 12:30p  Les Freres Michot
12:45 - 2:15p Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band
2:30 - 4p Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
4:15 - 5:30p Lost Bayou Ramblers
5:45 - 7p D.L. Menard with the Jambalaya Cajun Band

Sunday, June 25: 
11:00 - 12:30p Bruce Daigrepont's Cajun Band
12:45 - 2:15p Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters
2:30 - 4p Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots
4:15 - 5:30p Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
5:45 - 7p Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

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