35th Annual Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival
In 1981, fearful that Creole and zydeco music were 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 2 - Zydeco Breakfast The Annual Zydeco Breakfast is Saturday morning, hosted by the City of Opelousas, Zydeco Capital of the World. 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 2 - 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 given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Saturday, Sept 2 - Music Lineup
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
Jamie Bergeron & the Zydeco Outlaws Nathan Williams & Zydeco Cha Cha's Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers Travis Matte & the Kingpins
Yambilee Building | Gate opens at 7am | Adults $10 | Children 12 years old and under $5
337-290-6048 1939 W. Landry St. Opelousas, LA 70570 ADD TO MY TRIP PLANNER