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Line-up for Spring version of Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

Posted at 10:41 AM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-01 11:41:54-05

For the first time in over 40 years, Festivals Acadiens et Créoles—the world’s largest Cajun and Creole festival—will be hosting a spring festival.

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.

"We are excited to finally bring back our self-celebration of all things Cajun and Creole to the community," says Vice-President of Programming and Development Chef Patrick Mould.

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles’ spring event will kick off on Friday, March 18, with the traditional Cutting of the Boudin at 5 p.m. at Scène Ma Louisiane.

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.

The Official Pin and Poster for March will be revealed at the Hilliard Art Museum on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. Tent rental spaces in Girard Park are available, Festival Friends are appreciated, and volunteers are still needed over the three days. Signups for all can be found on the website [].

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