36th Annual Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival
Opelousas is the Zydeco Music Capital of the World and home to one of the biggest zydeco music celebrations, The Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. For over 35 years this annual event has honored zydeco music fans with a Bloody Mary
Zydeco Breakfast and a day-long lineup of South Louisiana's trending zydeco musicians. This music concert is also popular for its authentic plate lunches and Creole cuisine. 1981, fearful that Creole and zydeco music was dying out, a group of concerned citizens organized the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Today, the event features the best in zydeco in addition to some swamp-pop, swing, R&B, and southern soul artists.
Saturday, Sept 1 - Zydeco Breakfast The Annual Zydeco Breakfast is Saturday morning, hosted by the City of Opelousas. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy live entertainment in a relaxed and charming setting in the heart of downtown Opelousas. Last year’s breakfast included Bloody Mary’s, coffee, Clifton Chenier Casserole, and pancakes.
Courthouse Square | 8:30-10:30am | Free Admission | 337-948-6262 |
Saturday, Sept 1 - Festival Schedule10:30am - Zydeco Parade (from the Courthouse on E. Landry to the Yambilee building) TBA - Black Pot Cook-off begins. Free samples TBA - Judges are served. Awards are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
Yambilee Building | Gate opens at 7am | Adults $10 | Children 12 years old and under $5
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