Tour the downtown radio station KBON 101.1 FM, a variety music station that highlights Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop artists. Check out the wall with signatures of legends. Many of these legends are honored at Le Cajun Music Awards, held annually in August.
Discover the roots of Cajun music and the early musicians who shaped the genre, such as Iry Lejeune, Denis Mcgee, and Joe Falcon. Learn more about the first female to ever record Cajun music, singer and guitarist, Cleoma Falcon, and the women who rock the genre today.
For more music and fun, spend the night at Lakeview Park & Beach, a favorite spot of Anthony Bourdain. Every Saturday, February through November, Cajun and zydeco bands play in the old barn turned dancehall for the Fais-do-do. Spend the night in one of their cabins or camp out in your RV.
1717 Veterans Memorial Highway, Eunice
NUNU Arts & Culture Collective is a community hub for all events inspired by arts, culture, education, and music. This volunteer-run facility nourishes the towns budding arts scene through a series of weekly and monthly events. Visit during NUNU’s store hours to shop at the NUNU Marketplace featuring the Deux Bayous Gallery, Bouki Books Literary Gallery, Festif Textiles, and the Nu Cadeaux Gift Shop.
1st Sunday of the month – 1pm-4pm – Free Admission
Sunday’s aren’t just for confession in South Louisiana! Every first Sunday of the month, Tom’s Fiddle & Bow in Arnaudville hosts a casual jam session for experienced and beginner musicians. Those who don’t play are welcome to listen in and meet the artists.
Every Sunday, lift your spirits with a glass of ice cold craft beer, a front porch jam session, a French table and a friendly game of Bourré, all at Bayou Teche Brewing. The micro-brewery is truly a one-stop-shop for those looking for an authentic rural Louisiana experience.
1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday of the month – 6pm-9pm – $20 Admission
The Zydeco Music Capital, Opelousas, is now offering Louisiana-style jazz at Arpeggio’s Lounge. The popular restaurant and music venue also features neo-soul, blues, brass, and R&B artists and bands. Sample Cajun and Creole-style hors-d’oeuvres and enjoy an adult beverage during the show.
204 North Main Street, Opelousas
PLAN YOUR TRIP TO CATCH THESE MUSIC EVENTS!
Music & Market Spring and Fall Series in Opelousas – occurs every Friday on selected dates in the spring
(April-May) and fall (September-October)
Zydeco Festival in Lebeau – First Saturday in July
Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Opelousas – Saturday before Labor Day