Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival
Event Date: September 2nd, 2017
In 1981, fearful that Creole and zydeco music were dying out, a group of concerned citizens organized the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Today, the event features the best in zydeco in addition to some swamp-pop, swing, R&B, and southern soul artists.
ZYDECO BREAKFAST - Courthouse Square | 8:30-10:30am | Free Admission | 337-948-6262 | www.cityofopelousas.com
The Annual Zydeco Breakfast is Saturday morning, hosted by the City of Opelousas, Zydeco Capital of the World. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy live entertainment in a relaxed and charming setting in the heart of downtown Opelousas. Last year’s breakfast included Bloody Mary’s, coffee, Clifton Chenier Casserole, and pancakes.
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE - Yambilee Building | Gate opens at 7am | Adults $10 | Children 12 years old and under $5
10:30am - Zydeco Parade (from the Courthouse on E. Landry to the Yambilee building)
TBA - Black Pot Cook-off begins. Free samples
TBA - Judges are served. Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
TBA - Music Lineup