St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 | www.cajuntravel.com

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on www.cajuntravel.com!

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  • Nov 30, 2017

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Sound Places Christmas Series

    Opelousas Main Street is excited to welcome back WindSync, a Houston-based chamber quintet, for a final visit of the year-long program, Sound Places. WinSync will return to Opelousas for three days of community activities and events filled with holiday sounds. During their stay, WindSync will lead interactive school sessions with area youth; they will also collaborate with residents from Prompt Succor Nursing Home and students from JS Clark Leadership Academy for a bell ringing performance. The quintet will give a pop-up performance at the 15th Annual Lighting of the Village and at the Opelousas Public Library! This is all part of Sound Places, a national placemaking project. 

    From November 30 – December 2, residents can enjoy multiple interactive events that incorporate music, and community. 

    Thursday, Nov. 30, residents are invited to gather for Christmas Caroling in the Downtown Historic District with Windsync. Visitors can join in on the caroling or just enjoy the sounds of the Christmas music. Also, attendees are welcomed to Back in Time following the Christmas Caroling for refreshments. This great evening of caroling takes place at from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. followed by refreshments at Back in Time, 123 W. Landry Street. 

    Friday, Dec. 1 features a Pop-up Performance at the Lighting of the Village with WindSync, who will be joined by students from JS Clark Leadership Academy. WindSync plays at 5:30 p.m. The Lighting of the Village is from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St. 

    Saturday, Dec. 2 Merry Melodies at the Opelousas Public Library includes a concert by WindSync at the Opelousas Public Library. The quintet will also collaborate with the bell ringers from JS Clark Leadership Academy and Prompt Succor Nursing Home, followed by a farewell celebration for WindSync at 10 a.m. at the Opelousas Public Library, 212 E. Grolee Street.

    About WindSync

    WindSync is strongly committed to educational enrichment and promoting arts engagement through concerts dedicated to inspiring children and members of the community. Set in diverse spaces including concert halls, outdoor venues, libraries, and schools WindSync has been featured in educational performances presented by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, The Midland Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. 

    Sound Places is a creative placemaking program centered on the performing arts. This pilot program, developed by Chamber Music America (CMA), the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA), and Project for Public Spaces (PPS), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), along with the WindSync ensemble, strives to engage in meaningful ways with the civic fabric of Louisiana’s Cultural Districts.

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Dec 01, 2017

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Dec 01, 2017

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Sound Places Christmas Series

    Opelousas Main Street is excited to welcome back WindSync, a Houston-based chamber quintet, for a final visit of the year-long program, Sound Places. WinSync will return to Opelousas for three days of community activities and events filled with holiday sounds. During their stay, WindSync will lead interactive school sessions with area youth; they will also collaborate with residents from Prompt Succor Nursing Home and students from JS Clark Leadership Academy for a bell ringing performance. The quintet will give a pop-up performance at the 15th Annual Lighting of the Village and at the Opelousas Public Library! This is all part of Sound Places, a national placemaking project. 

    From November 30 – December 2, residents can enjoy multiple interactive events that incorporate music, and community. 

    Thursday, Nov. 30, residents are invited to gather for Christmas Caroling in the Downtown Historic District with Windsync. Visitors can join in on the caroling or just enjoy the sounds of the Christmas music. Also, attendees are welcomed to Back in Time following the Christmas Caroling for refreshments. This great evening of caroling takes place at from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. followed by refreshments at Back in Time, 123 W. Landry Street. 

    Friday, Dec. 1 features a Pop-up Performance at the Lighting of the Village with WindSync, who will be joined by students from JS Clark Leadership Academy. WindSync plays at 5:30 p.m. The Lighting of the Village is from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St. 

    Saturday, Dec. 2 Merry Melodies at the Opelousas Public Library includes a concert by WindSync at the Opelousas Public Library. The quintet will also collaborate with the bell ringers from JS Clark Leadership Academy and Prompt Succor Nursing Home, followed by a farewell celebration for WindSync at 10 a.m. at the Opelousas Public Library, 212 E. Grolee Street.

    About WindSync

    WindSync is strongly committed to educational enrichment and promoting arts engagement through concerts dedicated to inspiring children and members of the community. Set in diverse spaces including concert halls, outdoor venues, libraries, and schools WindSync has been featured in educational performances presented by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, The Midland Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. 

    Sound Places is a creative placemaking program centered on the performing arts. This pilot program, developed by Chamber Music America (CMA), the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA), and Project for Public Spaces (PPS), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), along with the WindSync ensemble, strives to engage in meaningful ways with the civic fabric of Louisiana’s Cultural Districts.

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Dec 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

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    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Lighting of the Village

    Every year the village is set aglow with lights and enough holiday cheer for all. The evening begins with an upbeat melody of rhythm by members of the Opelousas High School marching band followed by the official “pulling of the switch,” which will illuminate thousands of lights in the village. Offering a variety of activities for the little ones, the annual lighting event will include a petting zoo, choir music, an obstacle course fun jump, a cupcake decorating station, and an ornament making station where kids can design their own holiday ornaments. Special guests for the event include Frosty the Snowman, Queen Elsa, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Elmo and Balloon Man Rick Hessler. And of course, Santa Clause will be on site and holiday photos with Santa will be offered.

    The Village stays lit through January 1, 2016 for the public to enjoy.

    Le Vieux Village | 5pm-8pm

    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Dec 02, 2017

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Sound Places Christmas Series

    Opelousas Main Street is excited to welcome back WindSync, a Houston-based chamber quintet, for a final visit of the year-long program, Sound Places. WinSync will return to Opelousas for three days of community activities and events filled with holiday sounds. During their stay, WindSync will lead interactive school sessions with area youth; they will also collaborate with residents from Prompt Succor Nursing Home and students from JS Clark Leadership Academy for a bell ringing performance. The quintet will give a pop-up performance at the 15th Annual Lighting of the Village and at the Opelousas Public Library! This is all part of Sound Places, a national placemaking project. 

    From November 30 – December 2, residents can enjoy multiple interactive events that incorporate music, and community. 

    Thursday, Nov. 30, residents are invited to gather for Christmas Caroling in the Downtown Historic District with Windsync. Visitors can join in on the caroling or just enjoy the sounds of the Christmas music. Also, attendees are welcomed to Back in Time following the Christmas Caroling for refreshments. This great evening of caroling takes place at from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. followed by refreshments at Back in Time, 123 W. Landry Street. 

    Friday, Dec. 1 features a Pop-up Performance at the Lighting of the Village with WindSync, who will be joined by students from JS Clark Leadership Academy. WindSync plays at 5:30 p.m. The Lighting of the Village is from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St. 

    Saturday, Dec. 2 Merry Melodies at the Opelousas Public Library includes a concert by WindSync at the Opelousas Public Library. The quintet will also collaborate with the bell ringers from JS Clark Leadership Academy and Prompt Succor Nursing Home, followed by a farewell celebration for WindSync at 10 a.m. at the Opelousas Public Library, 212 E. Grolee Street.

    About WindSync

    WindSync is strongly committed to educational enrichment and promoting arts engagement through concerts dedicated to inspiring children and members of the community. Set in diverse spaces including concert halls, outdoor venues, libraries, and schools WindSync has been featured in educational performances presented by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, The Midland Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. 

    Sound Places is a creative placemaking program centered on the performing arts. This pilot program, developed by Chamber Music America (CMA), the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA), and Project for Public Spaces (PPS), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), along with the WindSync ensemble, strives to engage in meaningful ways with the civic fabric of Louisiana’s Cultural Districts.

    337-948-5227
    Various Locations
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Jan 05, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Feb 02, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Mar 02, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Mar 11, 2018

    337-948-8004
    978 Kennerson Rd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Bringing Amédé Home

    On March 11, 2018, nearly 500 music fans, locals, and Ardoin family descendants welcomed Amédé Ardoin home. 

    Bringing Amédé Home was a symbolic ceremonial event for an iconic Louisiana musician, Amédé Ardoin. The ceremony featured a candlelit Remembrance Vigil, a Bal du Dimanche après-midi (Sunday afternoon house dance), and the unveiling of the Amédé Ardoin Commemorative, a forged steel statue of the legendary accordionist, made by sculptural artist, Russell Whiting. 

    Folk artists, musicians, and relatives of Amédé Ardoin participated in the March 11th event. Local music expert, Herman Fuselier, was the Master of Ceremonies, and microbrewer, Bayou Teche Brewing commemorated the event with a keg of craft beer. 

    Ardoin was one of the earliest musicians to record his la la style of Creole music in the 20s and 30s and is widely regarded as the bedrock of today’s Cajun and Creole music. Inspired by the Ardoin family’s efforts to “bring him home” from his burial place in an unmarked grave at the Central Louisiana Hospital in Pineville, the Amédé Ardoin Project Committee formed with the purpose of symbolically bringing him home through this public memorial. 

    The memorial, a 1,500 lb. steel statue, displays Ardoin standing high atop his most cherished item, his accordion. In his right hand he holds out a bronze lemon, a reference to Ardoin's practice of carrying a lemon in his pocket for his singing voice. The Amédé Ardoin Commemorative is available for viewing at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Information Center in Opelousas, Louisiana. The center is located on Interstate 49 at Exit 23. 

    The Amédé Ardoin Project Committee will continue their efforts with an environmental project and a Louisiana music education initiative. For more information about the Committee please call, 337-351- 4406. 

    For more information about The Amédé Ardoin Commemorative, please call The St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission (SLPTC) at 337-948-8004. For a media contact, please ask for Caitlin Bussey.

    SLPTC is the official destination marketing organization tasked with the purpose of promoting tourism in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.


    St. Landry Parish Visitor Center | 4pm till | No Admission 

    337-948-8004
    978 Kennerson Rd.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Apr 06, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • May 04, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • May 21, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

    337-948-2589
    315 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Exploring Historic Opelousas: Black History Exhibit

    The theme of this year's Black History Month Exhibit explores the history of Opelousas and the "movers and shakers" of the African-American business community who've contributed to the local and national economy. The month-long exhibit also displays historical images and information about Opelousas' dance clubs. The towns locale made it a popular stop for traveling artists such as B.B. King, Etta James, and Sam Cooke. 

    The exhibit's opening ceremony will take place February 8, 2017 at 5:30pm 

    Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center | Visiting Hours are between 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday | Free Admission 

    337-948-2589
    315 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Jun 01, 2018

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    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Jul 06, 2018

    More Photos

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

    Open House at The Gallery

    Every month, Ted Bertrand, features the works of a fellow artist. To kick things off, Ted invites everyone to the gallery for an open house with refreshments, live music, and a sneak preview of the new artwork. 

    Join Ted and area artists every first Friday of the month at Artworks by Ted Bertrand. Bertrand is known for his impressionistic scenes of the south and is inspired by the beauty of old Acadian style homes, cotton gins, grain bins and other structures that exemplify this area. The gallery is housed in the historic Bank of Sunset & Trust Company building, originally built in 1906, and also features the work of Anne Matt.

    Art Works By Ted Bertrand | 5:30pm-8pm | Free Admission

    337-351-3043
    855 Napoleon Ave.
    Sunset, LA 70584

  • Jul 12, 2018

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    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Farmers' Market

    Shop for local, home-grown produce at the Opelousas Farmers' Market. Opelousas, Louisiana is a major agricultural community. In the mid 20th Century the town was even known as the Yam Capital of the World. Today you can still try an Opelousas sweet potato and even take home some collards and mustard greens, kale, carrots, honey, and squashes when in season. The Opelousas Farmer's Market is open throughout the year every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In the spring and fall, local farmers gather in the evening for a special concert, Music & Market, featuring Cajun and zydeco music bands. 

    Farmers' Market Pavilion | 6:30am-10:30am | Free Admission

    337-453-1023
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Jul 12, 2018

    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing

    It's thoroughbred racing at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino every Wednesday through Saturday. Come out and enjoy this fast-paced competition in the first entertainment complex in America designed to combine horse racing and casino gaming. Post time is at 5:40pm.

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino | 5:40pm | Free Admission
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    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570


  • Jul 13, 2018

    337-879-2050
    2818 Hwy. 31
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Silver Slipper, Cajun Hibachi Grill: Live Music

    The legendary Silver Slipper has reopened to the delight of many locals with a Cajun-Asian fusion menu and juicy hamburgers. Local Bayou Teche Brewing Acadie beer flows on tap and a drive through daiquiri window is available. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday listen to live music belted from local musicians. 

    Silver Slipper Cajun Hibachi Grill | Friday & Saturday 6:30pm-10:30pm | Sunday 10am-2pm | Free Admission

    337-879-2050
    2818 Hwy. 31
    Arnaudville, LA 70512


  • Jul 13, 2018
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    337-550-1390
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Le Café Cajun

    Du Café et de la discution, tout en français!—Le café et la conversation décontractée en français cadien. Aide à préserver le patrimoine français de la Louisiane dans notre coin du sud-ouest de la Louisiane. Apprendre, pratiquer et améliorer vos compétences Cajun français. Les participants se rassemblent souvent autour de la table et échanger des histoires cohérentes avec le thème choisi de la journée. Utilisation du français encourage, bien sûr, cependant les orateurs français partagent leurs histoires en anglais aussi, pour que tous le long de la conversation tous le monde puisse suivre. Hébergé par le Cajun Prairie chapter de OLLI à LSU Eunice, ces conversations auront lieu chaque vendredi, sauf avis contraire.

    9H-10H | Entrée Libre

    Du Café et du discutation, tout en français!—Coffee and casual conversational in Cajun French. Help to preserve Louisiana French heritage in our corner of Southwest Louisiana. Learn, practice and improve your Cajun French skills. Participants often gather around the table and swap stories consistent with the chosen theme of the day. Use of French encouraged, of course, however French speakers share their stories in English as well, for all to follow along. Hosted by the Cajun Prairie Chapter of OLLI at LSU Eunice, these conversations will take place every Friday, unless otherwise announced. 

    Continuing Education Building at LSUE, Room 117 | 9am-10am | Free Admission

    337-550-1390
    2048 Johnson Hwy.
    Eunice, LA 70535

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  • Jul 13, 2018

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    337-754-7115
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    Les Courdre Pointes Quilting Circle

    Prenant place tous les jeudis, rejoinez le groupe des francophones désireux de quilting en francais de garder ces deux aspects de la culture locale bien vivante. Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus!

    Nunu Arts et culture collective | 13H30-15H30 | Entrée libre

    Taking place every Thursday, join the group of French speakers keen on quilting en francais to keep these two aspects of local culture alive and well. All skill levels welcome!

    NUNU Arts and Culture Collective | 10:30am-12:30pm | Free Admission

    337-754-7115
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

  • Jul 13, 2018

    337-594-3000/866-472-2466
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Friday Night Live Concert Series

    Friday Night Live is a concert series features local zydeco, R&B, and soul artists at Evangeline Downs Racetrack. The series is hosted by Stephanie Smallwood, the host of Z105.9's The At Work Network. Stephanie is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of broadcast experience. She brings her love and passion for local music to Evangeline Downs every Friday night, featuring her favorite artists and bands for a live concert. 

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino is located in Opelousas, Louisiana, just off Interstate 49. This gaming facility offers live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing, concerts, dining, and rooms and suites at the Evangeline Downs Hotel. 

    July 13 - Connie G (R&B/Soul)
    July 20 - Tucka's Birthday Celebration featuring Audiyo & Roselynn Candy
    July 27 - Roi Chip Anthony's Birthday Celebration featuring Legit (R&B/Soul)
    August 3 - Vince Hutchinson (Southern Soul/Blues)
    August 10 - Gerard Delafose & The Zydeco Gators
    August 17 - 
    Lysa & The Southern Soul All Stars
    August 24 - 
    Tucka, Audiyo, Roselyn Candy
    August 31 - 
    Wayne Singleton & Same Ole 2 Step

    Mojo's Sportsbar - Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino | 9:00pm-2am | Admission charged 

    337-594-3000/866-472-2466
    2235 Creswell Ln.
    Opelousas, LA 70570