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, and 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.

Atelier & Jam Ça!

The mission of the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 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!


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.


  • 9:00 - 4:00: Anniversaries 40 - 50 - 80 Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Dewey Balfa at Newport, and Alan Lomax in Louisiana
  • 9:00 - 10:00: French Mass
  • 6:00: 40th Anniversary Concert: From Field to Stage "Songs from the Lomax Collection" Concert
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Bach Lunch - Sponsored by Lafayette Science Museum www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org Lafayette Rhythm Devils @ Parc Sans Souci. Lunches available for purchase beginning about 11:15 a.m.
  • 5:00: Fortieth Anniversary of Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Official Kickoff and Cutting of the Boudin
  • 5:30 - 7:00: Tribute to Balfa Brotherhood Balfa Toujours, with Special Guest Tony Balfa and Peter Schwartz
  • 7:15 - 8:45: Tribute to Clifton Chenier Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band featuring Lil Buck Senegal, with Special Guest C.J. Chenier
  • 10:30 - 11:30: Ray Abshire and Friends
  • 10:45 - 11:45: Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sound
  • 11:00 - 12:00: Travis Matte & the Kingpins
  • 11:30 - 12:30: One Generation at a Time: Families That Play Together Christine Balfa & Amelia & Sophie Powell, Steve, Elise, Burke & Dolsy Riley
  • 11:30 - 12:30: The Legacy of Rockin' Dopsie Rockin' Dopsie Jr., Anthony Dopsie
  • 11:45 - 12:45: T-Salé with tribute to Cyp and Adam Landreneau
  • 12:00 - 1:15: Kristi Guillory
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Sons of Voodoo
  • 12:15 - 1:15: John & Alan Lomax, Ralph Rinzer & Festivals Acadiens et Créoles: Cultural Guided Missiles Josh Caffery, Nick Spitzer, Barry Ancelet, Nathan Salsberg
  • 12:15 - 1:15: Mercy Brothers
  • 12:45 - 1:45: Fiddlers with Amps Jamie Bearb, Jason Bergeron, Travis Matte
  • 1:00 - 2:15: Jambalaya, with Vin Bruce and D. L. Menard
  • 1:15 - 2:15: Courtbouillon
  • 1:30 - 2:30: Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band
  • 1:30 - 2:30: Crafts, Portraits, and Cuisine through the decades Francis Pavy, Robert Dafford, Philip Gould, Patrick Mould
  • 1:30 - 2:45: The Angelle Aces with Mitch Reed
  • 2:00 - 3:00: Archives to Itunes Michael Doucet, Chris Segura, Josh Caffery, David Greely, Moderated by Barry Ancelet
  • 2:30 - 3:30: Bonsoir Catin
  • 2:30 - 3:30: Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
  • 2:45 - 3:45: A Conversation with Wayne Toups
  • 2:45 - 3:45: High Performance
  • 3:00 - 4:15: Huval-Fuselier Cajun Trio with Terry Huval
  • 3:15 - 4:15: One Generation at a Time: Families That Play Together Mike, Cameron & Cade Dupuis, Travis and Janson Matte
  • 3:45 - 4:45: Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet & Joel Sonnier
  • 3:45 - 4:45: The Revelers Presented by Festival International de Louisiane
  • 4:00 - 5:00: The Legacy of Balfa and Chenier Christine Balfa, C.J. Chenier
  • 4:00 - 5:30: Warren Storm, Willie T and Cypress, with Special Guest T.K. Hulin
  • 4:30 - 5:30: Creole Fiddle Summit Presented by Festival International Jeffrey Broussard, Morris Ardoin, Djalma Garnier
  • 5:00 - 6:00: Feufollet
  • 5:00 - 6:30: Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars
  • 6:15 - 7:45: Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun
  • 10:30 - 11:30: Chubby Carriere & Bayou Swamp Band
  • 10:30 - 11:30: Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys
  • 11:00 - 12:00: Lafayette Rhythm devils
  • 11:30 - 12:30: Louisiana Festivals: A New Kind of House Dance Goldman Thibodeaux, Joe Citizen, Courtney Fuller
  • 11:30 - 12:30: Romantic Negotiations in Song Marce LaCouture, Megan Brown, David Greely
  • 11:45 - 12:45: Dexter Ardoin and the Creole Ramblers
  • 11:45 - 12:45: The Babineaux Sisters
  • 12:00 - 1:15: Terry Domingue
  • 12:15 - 1:15: Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys
  • 12:45 - 1:45: Accordion Workshop Corey Ledet, Roddie Romero Moderated by Patrick Mould
  • 12:45 - 1:45: Cajun Country with Richard Lebeouf
  • 1:00 - 2:00: Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys
  • 1:00 - 2:00: Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • 1:30 - 2:30: Sweet Crude Presented by Festival International de Louisiane
  • 1:30 - 2:45: The Babineaux Sisters
  • 2:00 - 3:00: Forty Years of Festival Memories Barry Ancelet, Patrick Mould, Keith Cravey, Vance Lanier, James Edmunds
  • 2:00 - 3:00: Women's Ballads Ann Savoy & Jane Vidrine
  • 2:15 - 3:15: Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie
  • 2:15 - 3:15: Robert Jardell tribute to Nathan Abshire
  • 2:45 - 3:45: Richard LeBoeuf and Two-Step
  • 3:00 - 4:15: Kevin Wimmer
  • 3:15 - 4:15: David Greely Solo
  • 3:15 - 4:15: One Generation at a Time: Families That Play Together Terry, Phillip & Luke Huval
  • 3:30 - 4:45: Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express
  • 3:30 - 4:30: Savoy Family Band
  • 4:00 - 5:30: The Traiteurs Tribute to Al Berard Featuring Sweet Cecilia, Roddie Romero & Special Guest
  • 4:30 - 5:30: Milton & Orsy Vanicor with Chris Miller
  • 4:30 - 5:30: Young Talents on Stage Babineaux Sisters, Huval Brothers, Megan & Briggs Brown
  • 4:45 - 5:45: Bruce Daigrepont
  • 5:00 - 6:30: Pineleaf Boys
  • 6:00 - 7:15: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
  • Scène Ma Louisiane

    Scène Ma Louisiane is sponsored by Capital One Bank.

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    Scène Mon Heritage

    Scène Mon Héritage is sponsored by Lafayette Utilities System.

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    Salle de Danse

    Salle de Danse is sponsored by Chevron.

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    Atelier

    Atelier is sponsored by Festivals Acadiens et Créole.

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    Anniversary Stage

    Anniversary Stage is sponsored by Coca-Cola.

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    Jam Ça!

    Louisiana Folk Roots Jam Ça! is sponsored by Comeaux Chair.

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    Hamilton Hall

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    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!