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34th Zydeco Extravaganza canceled

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 13:40:49-04

This year's Zydeco Extravaganza is officially called off.

Organizers of the festival held in Lafayette say that after exploring all viable options they have concluded that the coronavirus pandemic has posed too much of a threat to organize and execute the event. The festival was scheduled for May 24, 2020.

Festival officials say they are evaluating options for rescheduling the event at a later date, but nothing has been determined at this time.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our patrons, sponsors, musicians, and partners during these trying times. We are a resilient community, state, and country. We will get through this pandemic together. It is our hope that Zydeco Extravaganza can play a part in your return to normalcy when we return."

Zydeco Extravaganza was started in 1987, by the Cravins Family, as a way to revive the Creole culture in St. Landry Parish and surrounding areas. It was a natural extension of the local Zydeco radio show, The Cravins Brothers, hosted by Donald and Charles Cravins.