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. Friday, August 31 - Zydeco Kick-Off Dance The kick-off dance takes place at Evangeline Downs and features music by Mike Broussard & Nu' Edition Zydeco.
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. There will be live music by Cupid and Koray Broussard & The Zydeco Unit.
Courthouse Square | 8:30-10:30am | Free Admission | 337-948-6262 |
Saturday, Sept 1 - Festival Schedule10:30am - Big Zydeco Parade (from the Courthouse on E. Landry to the Yambilee building) 12pm - Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band 2:15pm - Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha Cha's 3:35pm - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie 6pm - Lil' Nate & The Zydeco Big Timers 7:45pm - Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws 9:30pm - Leroy Thomas & The Zydeco Roadrunners
Yambilee Building | 8:30am-12am | Adults $15 | Children 12 years old and under $5
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