This year's festival will feature the best in zydeco, Cajun, swamp-pop, swing, R&B, southern soul and more. 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 with details to be announced.
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Breakfast Schedule
12th Annual Zydeco Breakfast on 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: St. Landry Parish Courthouse, under the oak trees
Address: 118 South Court Street, Opelousas
Contact: 337-948-6263 | 800-424-5442 | www.cityofopelousas.com
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Festival Schedule
12pm - Zydeco Mini Ride lines up at Zydeco Park with departure at 1pm.
12pm-until - Festival opens
- Zydeco Music - Grammy Winner Chubby Carrier, Step Rideaux, Chris Ardoin, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Andre Thierry & Lil Nate
- Cajun Music - Jamie Bergeron
Location: Zydeco Festival Park
Address: 457 Zydeco Road off Highway 167 North, Plaisance
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