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Opelousas Music & Market returns on April 26

Posted at 11:52 AM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 13:01:30-05

The Opelousas Spring Music & Market series will return to the Farmers Market Pavilion beginning April 26.

Opelousas Music & Market
Opelousas Music & Market
Courtesy City of Opelousas

The five-week music series includes artists JC Melancon & the Bayou Rock Band, Bernie Alan Band, Lil Pookie & The Zydeco Sensations, Soul Creole and Jeremy Fruge & the Zydeco Hotboyz. Three of the concert events will feature first time performers for Music & Market.

The series will begin with JC Melancon & the Bayou Rock Band on April 26.

Organizers with the Music & Market series say that since 2007, the pavilion stage has seen over 120 performances and award-winning artists like the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Chubby Carriere, and Steve Riley.

The event is free to attend and takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Fridays during its five-week run. Music starts at 6:00 pm.

Designed to promote the area’s music heritage, the series also promotes local farmers and their produce. Each week features a locally grown product.

The Spring Music & Market 2019 lineup features:

Music & Market
Music & Market
Courtesy The City of Opelousas

 

4/26 JC Melancon & the Bayou Rock Band (Swamp Pop)
Farmers Market Pavilion
Produce Feature: cucumbers

5/3 Bernie Alan Band (Cajun/Zydeco)
Courthouse Square in downtown Opelousas
Produce Feature: pralines

5/10 Lil Pookie & The Zydeco Sensations/ Zydeco
Farmers Market Pavilion
Produce Feature: snap beans

5/17 Soul Creole (Cajun/Creole)
Farmers Market Pavilion
Produce Feature: corn

5/24 Jeremy Fruge & the Zydeco Hotboyz (Zydeco)
Farmers Market Pavilion
Produce Feature: kale

For more information call 337-948-6263 or visit www.cityofopelousas.com.