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Festivals Acadiens et Créoles underway in Lafayette

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Posted at 6:00 AM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 19:19:55-04

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is now officially underway in Lafayette.

KATC was LIVE during our 5:00 pm newscast as festival-goers made their way into Girard Park for the music and vendors.

The official cutting of the Boudin was held, kicking off the festivities. Music will begin at 5:30 pm on Friday, March 18.

A full lineup of music throughout the festival can be found in this article.

For a guide to Festivals, including maps, parking and other info, click here

GMA was LIVE Monday morning on the festival grounds in Girard Park with a look at what was to come.

With the theme “Le Grand Retour,” three days of festivities will include live performances from local musicians, the Bayou Food Festival, Louisiana Crafts Fair as well as workshops and cooking demonstrations.

This is the first time in over 40 years, Festivals Acadiens et Créoles will be hosting a spring festival.

Music by Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys and Chris Ardoin and Nu Step Zydeko will begin immediately following and continue through Sunday at Girard Park.

Listeners can tune in via 88.7 KRVS ( and enjoy the music of Festivals Acadiens et Créoles live, from anywhere in the world. Content will also stream on Facebook Live.

2022 Festival Acadiens et Créoles Official Music Line Up and Workshops:

Scène Ma Louisiane

Friday, March 18
5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Chris Ardoin & NuStep Zydeko

Saturday, March 19
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Rusty Metoyer and The Zydeco Krush

1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. A Tribute to Courtney Granger

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Feufollet

3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars

5:30 p.m-6:30 p.m. Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

6:45 p.m-8:00 p.m. Pine Leaf Boys

Sunday, March 20
10:30-11:30 a.m. The Pot Luck Band

11:45-12:45 p.m. Jambalaya Cajun Band w/ special guest

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Lafayette Rhythm Devils

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Cedric Watson & Bijou Créole

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Donny Broussard & the Louisiana Stars

4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun

Scène Mon Heritage 
Saturday, March 19
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Huval-Fuselier Cajun Band

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. The Daiquiri Queens Presented by Festival International de Louisiane

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2 Step

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Jourdan Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Bonsoir, Catin

Sunday, March 20
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Forest Huval Band

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Joe Hall and The Louisiana Cane Cutters

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Jesse Legé

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Gerald Gruenig and Gentilly Zydeco

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Cameron Dupuy & The Cajun Troubadours

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Lil’ Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers

La Salle de Danse   
Saturday, March 19
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Seth Spell & Cajun Strong

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Kyle Huval and the Dixie Club Ramblers

1:00 p.m-2:00 p.m. Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sound

2:15 p.m-3:15 p.m. Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys

3:30 p.m-4:30 p.m. The Revelers

4:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Corey Ledet Zydeco

Sunday, March 20
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. French Mass

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Savoy Family Band

12:00 p.m.-1 p.m. Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Balfa Toujours

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Jo-El Sonnier

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Gregg Martinez w/ special guests T.K. Hulin & Johnnie Allan

5:15 p.m-6:30 p.m. Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express

Scène Atelier Workshops

Saturday, March 19
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. "Boudini et ses amis"

12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Fiddle workshop hosted by David Greely w/ Blake Miller & Gina Forsyth

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Riley Family Band

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Les Amis du Teche

4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m. 'T-Monde

Sunday, March 20
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Guitar workshop moderated by Josh Caffery w/ Chris Stafford, Meagan Berard & Daniel Coolik

12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. The Broussard Sisters

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Ballad workshop w/ Megan Constantin, Kelli Jones & Anna Laura Edmiston

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Tommy McClain & CC Adcock

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Blake Miller & the Old-Fashioned Aces

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