Tout le Chemn Menn a’ Opelousas–all 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 37th 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 Cha’s 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 O’clock Midnight—or until we’re done! Come enjoy the Big Zydeco Parade, arts and crafts and great food—and bring the whole family! The Zydeco Festival is also a wonderful place to have a family reunion.
If you want to start your day early—Big 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 you’ll be warmed up for the SWLA Zydeco Music Festival! More information at cityofopelousas.com.
Festival rules, no ice chests, no glass containers, no BBQ pits, and no open flame burners are allowed. For more information: (337)290-6048, www.zydeco.org or LouisianaTravel.com. This event is sponsored by Southern Development Foundation, Lafayette Convention and Visitors Center and Evangeline Downs.
Admission: Gate tickets $15, 12 years and under $5
Se Peyi de Zydeco—it’s Zydeco Country!