This year's festival will feature the best in zydeco, Cajun, swamp-pop, swing, R&B, southern soul and more. Vendors are stiring it up with the very best Cajun & Creole cuisine including: buffalo catfish, red beans & rice, fried chicken, smothered okra, turkey wings, and goat . See below for the full schedule of events:
Friday, August 29, 2014 - Kick-off Dance
To start the annual festival, there will be an official kick-off dance at Slim's Y Ki-Ki featuring Step Rideau at 9pm.
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Breakfast Schedule
This year, CuRobiks will be there to get everyone pumped up and ready for the evening's festivities. CuRobiks combines calisthenics, aerobics, and dancing all to the beat of local R&B artist, Cupid. This high energy work out is free, and all are welcome.
12th 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 featuring Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, in a relaxed and charming setting in the heart of downtown Opelousas. Breakfast items for sale include bloody marys and coffee to Clifton Chenier Casserole and pancakes. Local restaurants and bars around the Courthouse Square include Java Square, Back in Time Restaurant, Palace Cafe, Dairy Queen and the Brass Rail.
Location: South City Park Civic Center
Address: 1427 S. Market St.
Time: 7:30am, CuRobiks, Breakfast 8:30am-10:30am
Contact: 337-948-6263 | 800-424-5442 | www.cityofopelousas.com
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Festival Schedule
8am - Black Pot Cook-off begins. Free samples
12:30pm - Judges are served. Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
1pm & 5pm - Zydeco Party Wagon Mini Ride lines up at Zydeco Park
- Zydeco Music - Grammy Winner Chubby Carrier, Step Rideaux & the Zydeco Outlaws, Chris Ardoin & NuStep, Nathan Williams & Zydeco Cha Cha, Andre Thierry & Lil Nate
- Cajun Music - Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin Cajuns
- Southern Soul - Miss Lisa, Pokey, Ronnie Bell
Location: Zydeco Festival Park
Address: 457 Zydeco Road off Highway 167 North, Plaisance
Time: Gate opens at 7am
Admission: Gate tickets $10, 12 years and under $5, Discounted group (10 or more) tickets available on a presale basis.
Contact: 337-290-6048 | www.zydeco.org
457 Zydeco Rd, Opelousas, LA 70570