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Southwest Louisiana Zyedeco Music Festival

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The 35th annual Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival will be held Saturday, September 2nd. This year the festival will be held at the Yambilee Festival Grounds in Opelousas on West Landry Street. Gates open at 11am and music starts at noon. Tickets are $15 and kids 12 and under get in for $5.

The Zydeco Goodwill Ambassador award will be presented to Chubby Carrier at the Zydeco Breakfast at Courthouse Square, followed by the Big Zydeco Parade where Carrier will be the Grand Marshal. There will be a Black Pot Cook off and Accordion contest.


Performances will include Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band, Jamie Bergeron & the Kicking Cajuns, Nathan Williams & Zydeco Big Timers, Travis Matt & the Kingpins, and Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws.

For a list of music, food, and other events associated with the festival, head to their website www.zydeco.org or their Facebook page.

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