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Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival

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Location Opelousas
Dates August 31, 2019 - August 31, 2019

From Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival Website:

37 th Annual Original SW LA Zydeco Music Festival
Tout le Chemn Menn a Opelousasall roads lead to Opelousas!

Once again it is Zydeco Season, a time to celebrate and experience Creole culture, zydeco music and the land. Make your plans to come to The Original in the Zydeco Capital of the World, Opelousas, and the Annual Original SWLA Zydeco Music Festival where it all began.

Celebrating our 37 th Annual the event showcases the best in zydeco music, featuring seven leading musical artists. This year, the festival pays tribute to The Best in Traditional Zydeco Bands. Feature Artist Grammy Winner Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band; Others are Lil Nate and Zydeco Big Timers; Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie, Nathan Williams and Zydeco Cha Chas and many others. The event takes place on Labor Day weekend, First Friday Night August 30, 2019 Kick-Off Dance Evangeline Downs, TBA at 9:00pm Until; then Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Zydeco / Yambilee Festival Grounds Highway 190, (1939 W. Landry, Opelousas). We start the day at 8:30A.M. To 12:00 Oclock Midnightor until were done! Come enjoy the Big Zydeco Parade, arts and crafts and great foodand bring the whole family! The Zydeco Festival is also a wonderful place to have a family reunion.

If you want to start your day earlyBig Zydeco Parade passes through Downtown Opelousas, to the Zydeco Breakfast at the Courthouse Square featuring TBA 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Then all roads lead to Yambilee Festival Grounds (1939 W. Landry Street where youll be warmed up for the SWLA Zydeco Music Festival! More information at ********.***.

Festival rules, no ice chests, no glass containers, no BBQ pits, and no open flame burners are allowed. For more information: (***) ***-****, www.********.*** or ********.***. This event is sponsored by Southern Development Foundation, Lafayette Convention and Visitors Center and Evangeline Downs.
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Show hoursSat 8.30-12
Public Admission PriceGate tickets $15, 12 years and under $5
Year #37
Art/Craft Space
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