Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is one of the premier cultural events in all of Louisiana and the music lineup for the 2023 edition of the festival has just been revealed.

This year's festival will run from Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, 2023.

Festival Acadiens et Creoles, Facebook
Festival Acadiens et Creoles, Facebook

One of the highlights of this year's festivities is a tribute to the King of Zydeco, the late great Clifton Chenier. An all-star ensemble of musicians will be performing on opening night to highlight the achievement and accomplishments of the Opelousas native.

"We are particularly excited about the lineup for this year," expressed Patrick Mould, VP of Programming & Development of Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, "Our musical and cultural heritage has its roots dating back three centuries, with Clifton Chenier playing a pivotal role in showcasing it on a global platform. Our commitment and dedication lie in upholding the customs that hold immense significance in Acadiana's history and identity. As the singular destination and festival, we take pride in being home to a genuine Cajun and Creole community."

Without any further adieu, here is the complete schedule:

2022 Festival Acadiens et Créoles Official Music Lineup and Workshops

Friday, October 13, 2023

Scène Ma Louisiane
5:00 pm The Official Cutting of the Boudin Festival Opening
5:30-6:45 Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars: Tribute to Clifton Chenier ft. Sonny Landreth
7:00-8:30 Corey Ledet Zydeco: Tribute to Clifton Chenier ft. Sonny Landreth & Sherelle Mouton-Sinegal

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Scène Ma Louisiane
10:30-11:30 Luke Huval Band
11:45-12:45 Chris Miller & Bayou Roots
1:00-2:00 The Daiquiri Queens
2:15-3:15 Hert LeBlanc (New Brunswick)
3:30-4:45 CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band w/ special guest Sonny Landreth
5:00-6:00 Lafayette Rhythm Devils
6:15-7:30 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Scène Mon Heritage
10:45-11:45 T'Monde
12:00-1:00 Balfa Toujours
1:15-2:15 Frank Family Band
2:30-3:30 Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
3:45-4:45 Feufollet
5:00-6:30 Rusty Metoyer & the Zydeco Krush

Scène La Salle de Danse
10:30-11:30 Les Amis du Teche
11:45-12:45 Has Beans
1:00-2:00 Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers
2:15-3:15 Savoy Family Band
3:30-4:30 Creole String Beans
4:45-6:00 Donny Broussard & the Louisiana Stars

Scène Atelier
11:30-12:30 Historic Creole Neighborhoods: Presented by Lafayette Parish Bicentennial
12:45-1:45 Life & Legacy of Clifton Chenier: Hosted by Todd Mouton
2:00-3:00 Allons à Lafayette - The Hub City's Musical Legacy: Presented by Lafayette Parish Bicentennial and Hosted by Wade Falcon w/ Floyd Soileau, Johnnie Allan, Sid Williams & Christiaan Mader
3:30-4:30 The Magnolia Sisters: Presented by Festival International de Louisiane
4:45-5:45 Creole Trio ft. Terry Domingue, Jeffery Broussard & Chuck Bush

Jam Ça!
11:00-12:15 John & Jane Vidrine
12:30-1:45 Luke Huval
2:00-3:00 Adeline Miller
3:15-4:15 Sheryl Cormier
4:30-5:30 Joe Hall

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Scène Ma Louisiane
10:30-11:30 Potluck Band
11:45-12:45 Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
1:00-2:00 Jesse Legé & the Bayou Aces
2:15-3:15 Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
3:30-4:30 Jourdan Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs
4:45-5:45 Bonsoir, Catin: Presented by Festival International de Louisiane
6:00-7:30 Wayne Toups & Zydecajun: Presented by Atchafalaya National Heritage

Scène Mon Heritage
10:45-11:45 Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys
12:00-1:00 Kevin Naquin & Cajun Preservation
1:15-2:15 Alphonse Ardoin & the Zydeco Kingz
2:30-3:30 Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
3:45-4:45 Pine Leaf Boys
5:00-6:30 Gerald Gruenig & Gentilly Zydeco

Scène La Salle de Danse

9:00-10:30 French Mass
10:45-11:45 Jambalaya Cajun Band
12:00-1:00 Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours
1:15-2:15 Cedric Watson & Bijou Créole
2:30-3:30 Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings w/ special guests Johnnie Allan & TK Hulin
3:45-5:00 Wayne & Same Ol' 2 Step
5:15-6:30 The Revelers

Scène Atelier
11:30-12:30 Piano Accordion Workshop: Hosted by Chad Huval with CJ Chenier & Corey Ledet
12:45-1:45 Radio en français et créole: Ashleé Wilson Michot, Blake Miller, Melvin Caesar & John Broussard
2:00-3:00 Songs of Vermilion Parish w/ the Babineaux Sisters & Special Guests
3:15-4:15 Women Bandleaders in Cajun & Zydeco Music: Kristi Guillory, Sheryl Cormier, Christine Balfa & Donna Angelle
4:30-5:30 Cory McCauley & His Evangeline Aces

Jam Ça!
11:00-12:15 Jimmy Breaux
1:00-2:15 Drew Simon
3:00-4:15 Jesse Legé

Staff Photo
Staff Photo

Of course, Festivals Acadiens et Créoles has more than just live music. You'll be able to enjoy the Bayou Food Festival, tons of arts & crafts, presentations, and more.

There are also opportunities for you to volunteer. Sign-up to help out at this link.

And for all you need to know about this year's Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, visit their website here.

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