Monday Road trip features the Zydeco festival just about 20 minutes from home…. Lisa
zydeco is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by French Creole speakers which blends blues, rhythm and blues, and music indigenous to the Louisiana Creoles and the Native people of Louisiana.
What is the difference between Cajun and Zydeco music?Cajun music is the music of the white Cajuns of south Louisiana, while zydeco is the music of the black Creoles of the same region. Both share common origins and influences, and there is much overlap in the repertoire and style of each.
29th Annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival
July 6th, 201912:00 pm – 10:00 pmImmaculate Conception Catholic Church Grounds103 Lebeau Church Road,Lebeau, LA 71345
It’s all zydeco music, all day long at the Lebeau Zydeco Festival. From the place that gave us zydeco hits like, “Don’t Mess With My Toot Toot” comes an annual celebration of the genre and its roots in the Creole community. Located on the grounds of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lebeau, this festival was made for the fans, featuring the most popular zydeco music bands in South Louisiana. Bring a dancing partner, maybe a lawn chair, and an appetite. The festival is famous for its pork backbone dinners.
No BBQ pits, ATVs, glass containers, or ice chests/coolers allowed. This festival is held on fourth of July weekend.
Admission is $12, but children 11 and under get in free.
12pm – 2pm | Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas
2pm – 4pm | Geno Delafose & the French Rockin’ Boogie
4pm – 6pm | Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush
6pm – 8pm | Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws
8pm – 10pm | Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers