Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

Festival de Musique Acadienne et Créole

Festival de Musique will showcase the best of Cajun and Zydeco music at the annual Fetivals Acadiens beneath the spreading oaks of Girard Park in Lafayette, LA. Festival de Musique Acadienne, celebrating 36 years of entertainment, originated as the Tribute to Cajun Music Festival, an event that was designed to attract and educate the younger generation to the traditional values of the Cajun culture. Festival de Musique Acadienne now attracts Louisiana's best Cajun and Zydeco bands and draws thousands of people from across the country and around the world.


Absolutely no ice chests allowed on festival grounds. For safety purposes, open fires/pits, glass containers, bicycles, skateboards, RVs and pets are also not allowed. Schedule subject to change without notice.


  • 9:30 - 10:15: TintaMardiGras
  • 9:00 - 10:30: French Mass
  • 5:30 - 6:45: Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers
  • 7:00 - 8:45: Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars with Special Guests Lil' Buck Sinegal & Sonny Landreth
  • 10:30 - 11:30: Jambalaya
  • 10:30 - 11:30: La Récolte
  • 10:45 - 11:45: Kira Viator and Bayou Beat
  • 11:00 - 12:00: Mid City Aces
  • 11:30 - 12:30: Cajun Dance Halls and Zydeco Clubs: Philip Gould, Herman Fuselier, John "Pudd" Sharp & Ray Abshire; moderated by Dr. Barry Ancelet
  • 11:45 - 12:45: Jr. Hebert and the Maurice Playboys
  • 11:45 - 12:45: Savoy Family Band
  • 12:00 - 1:15: Corey Ledet
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • 12:15 - 1:15: JJ Caillier and the Zydeco Knockouts
  • 12:45 - 1:45: The Queen and her Court: Sheryl Cormier, Kira Viator & Kristi Guillory with Special Guest Russel Cormier
  • 1:00 - 2:00: Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
  • 1:00 - 2:15: Lil' Wayne and Same Old Two-Step
  • 1:15 - 2:15: Zydeco Radio
  • 1:30 - 2:30: Magnolia Sisters
  • 1:30 - 2:45: Sarah Jayde Williams
  • 2:00 - 3:00: Swamp Pop Gold: TK Hulin, Charlene Howard & Steve Adams; moderated by Patrick Mould
  • 2:15 - 3:15: Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys
  • 2:30 - 3:30: Balfa Toujours
  • 2:30 - 3:30: Reuben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution
  • 2:45 - 3:45: Rusty Metoyer & The Zydeco Krush
  • 3:00 - 4:15: Joel Savoy
  • 3:15 - 4:15: Sam Broussard & Dr. Barry Ancelet: Broken Promised Land; moderated by David Greely
  • 3:30 - 4:45: TK Hulin, featuring Charlene Howard & Steve Adams
  • 3:45 - 4:45: Bonsoir Catin
  • 3:45 - 4:45: Jackie Caillier and the Cajun Cousins
  • 4:00 - 5:00: Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters
  • 4:30 - 5:30: T'Monde
  • 5:00 - 6:00: Feufollet
  • 5:00 - 6:30: Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
  • 5:00 - 6:30: Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas
  • 5:15 - 6:15: Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys
  • 6:15 - 7:45: Pine Leaf Boys
  • 10:30 - 11:30: Robert Jardell & Pure Cajun
  • 10:30 - 11:30: Ryan Brunet et Les Férailles
  • 11:00 - 12:00: Donnie Broussard and the Cajun Stars
  • 11:00 - 12:00: The Pot Luck Band
  • 11:30 - 12:30: Outside In Cajun Musicians: Daniel Coolick, Elsabeth Kreough & Chas Justus; moderated by David Greely
  • 11:45 - 12:45: Babineaux Sisters
  • 11:45 - 12:45: Jason Frey & Lagniappe
  • 12:00 - 1:15: Sheryl Cormier
  • 12:15 - 1:15: Huval-Fuselier Cajun Trio
  • 12:15 - 1:15: Preston Frank and Frank Family Band
  • 12:45 - 1:45: Female Fiddle Summit: Sarah Jayde Williams, Anya Burgess & Gina Forsyth
  • 1:00 - 2:00: Chris Ardoin & Nu Step
  • 1:00 - 2:00: High Performance
  • 1:30 - 2:30: Kyle Huval and the Dixie Ramblers
  • 1:30 - 2:45: Roddie Romero and the Angelle Aces
  • 1:30 - 2:30: The Revelers (Presented by Festival International de Louisiane)
  • 2:00 - 3:00: Creole Fiddlers: Cedric Watson, Ed Poullard & Djalma Garnier
  • 2:15 - 3:15: Courtbouillon
  • 2:15 - 3:15: Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys
  • 2:45 - 3:45: Jesse Legé & Bayou Brew
  • 2:45 - 3:45: Ward Lormand and the Has Beans with Special Guests Mike Hanisee & Tommy Shreve (Presented by Festival International de Louisiane)
  • 3:00 - 4:15: Chris Ardoin
  • 3:15 - 4:15: Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys; moderated by Darrell Bourque
  • 3:30 - 4:30: Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole
  • 3:30 - 5:00: Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band
  • 4:00 - 5:30: Creole Stringbeans Swamp Pop Revue with Special Guests GG Shin & Greg Martinez (Presented by Festival International de Louisiane)
  • 4:00 - 5:00: Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runners
  • 4:30 - 5:30: Ray Abshire & Friends
  • 4:45 - 5:45: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
  • 5:15 - 6:30: Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
  • 5:15 - 6:15: Richard LeBoeuf and Two-Step
  • 6:00 - 7:30: Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun
  • Scène Ma Louisiane

    Scène Ma Louisiane is sponsored by Capital One Bank.

    Friday, Oct. 14

    Saturday, Oct. 15

    Sunday, Oct. 16

    Scène Mon Héritage

    Scène Mon Héritage is sponsored by Lafayette Utilities System.

    Friday, Oct. 14

    Saturday, Oct. 15

    Sunday, Oct. 16

    Salle de Danse

    Salle de Danse is sponsored by Chevron.

    Friday, Oct. 14

    Saturday, Oct. 15

    Sunday, Oct. 16

    Atelier

    Atelier is sponsored by Festivals Acadiens et Créoles.

    Friday, Oct. 14

    Saturday, Oct. 15

    Sunday, Oct. 16

    Anniversary Stage

    Anniversary Stage is sponsored by Yuengling.

    Friday, Oct. 14

    Saturday, Oct. 15

    Sunday, Oct. 16

    Jam Ça!

    Jam Ça! is sponsored by the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The mission of the Comeaux Chair is to stimulate research on traditional music worldwide and to advance its preservation, instruction, and performance. With the Chair's support, the School of Music now offers a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Traditional Music, as well as a music minor and individual classes that emphasize participatory music-making. So come make some music with us this weekend!

    Friday, Oct. 14

    Saturday, Oct. 15

    Sunday, Oct. 16

    KRVSCallNo
    Radio Acadie will be broadcasting live from the festival grounds! Interviews as well as live music will hit the airwaves throughout festival weekend. Stop by the tent and visit with the KRVS staff and get info on how you can become a member!