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Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Emilie(Submit date: May 28, 2015     Last update date: May 28, 2015)
Category:Group outings: Concerts
June 6-7 2015
Louis Armstrong Park
701 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus route No. 91 passes directly in front of Armstrong Park. The fare is $1.25 each way.

Parking will be available in the Basin Street Lot (located at 501 Basin Street, just across from Armstrong Park, by the old Winn-Dixie) for $10 per vehicle. Parking is also available at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for $15 per vehicle.
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It's time for the ninth annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, coming up June 6 & 7 at Louis Armstrong Park.
Welcome to the ninth annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, a free event produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

The amazing Nathan Williams and his band, the Zydeco Cha Chas, will return to the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival on June 6.

'This festival contains the greatest collection of Cajun and zydeco artists for any festival in the city and perhaps the state.'
-- Charles Laborde, host of 'Lache Pas,' the weekly Cajun and zydeco show heard on WWOZ-FM

Once again, we’ll present a stellar lineup with some of Louisiana’s best Cajun and zydeco performers, including Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers and Grammy Award winner Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience. See below for the complete music schedule.


Saturday, June 6
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Bruce Daigrepont
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm Mary Broussard & Sweet La La
2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band
4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lost Bayou Ramblers
5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas

Sunday, June 7
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Ruben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm Bonsoir Catin
2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars
4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

As at all of our events, we'll have a huge crafts fair, with 25 of the top artisans in the region selling hand-made art, jewelry and other fine crafts. For the complete list of vendors, see here.

It's the season for seafood, so that's what our diverse group of food vendors will feature. Louisiana oysters, shrimp, catfish, crab, crawfish and alligator are on the menu, along with boudin, jambalaya and much more. With 10 vendors of savory entrees and four for cool and refreshing desserts, there's a taste of something for everyone. See the complete list of food vendors and their menus here.

Yes, it's hot in New Orleans in June. But we'll help you keep your cool as you boot-scoot to the two-step beat with a half-dozen misting fans provided by our friends at Mist Works.

This year, we're enlarging our Kids Tent so parents can boogie to the music while their children enjoy supervised creative activities. We deploy our talented craft vendors to create a fun and lively atmosphere that encourages youngsters to express themselves. The Kids Tent will be open from noon to 5:00 p.m. both days of the festival.

Food, Drinks, Chairs, Pets, etc.:
The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is a free event. Donations are gratefully accepted. Please help us to keep this and our other events free by patronizing our food and beverage vendors. Except for those with specific dietary restrictions or special needs, we ask that you not bring coolers or ice chests with outside food and beverages. Camp chairs or folding chairs are welcome. Please respect our other guests by not bringing pets to the festival. No audio or video recording of any performances at the festival.

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