Presented by the Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the annual Cajun-Zydeco Festival celebrates springtime in New Orleans with Cajun food, dancing and plenty of Zydeco music. Festgoers can expect a handful of local vendors specializing in Cajun classics like boudin and boiled crawfish, performances by some of Louisiana’s most celebrated Cajun-Zydeco musicians, an art market, kids activities and more.
This year’s Cajun-Zydeco Festival is set for March 28-29 at Armstrong Park.
Cajun-Zydeco Fest Music Lineup
The two-day fest will feature a lineup of local and regional Cajun-Zydeco artists that are sure to have festgoers on their feet and dancing the day away. The 2020 Cajun-Zydeco Fest lineup is as follows:
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. | Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Cajun-Zydeco Festival Vendors
From oysters and catfish to boudin and alligator, the options are limitless. This year’s festival will include 10 savory food vendors and 4 dessert stands. New this year, vendors will offer their best spin on a spring favorite: crawfish.
Past vendors have included Cafe Dauphine, Crepes a la Cart, Loretta’s Authentic Pralines, and Direct Select Seafood. Stay tuned for the 2019 Cajun-Zydeco vendors. Stay tuned for the 2020 lineup of vendors.
Cajun-Zydeco Festival Tickets
As always, the Cajun-Zydeco Festival is a free event that is open to the public. While admission is free, donations are always encouraged. Be sure to bring cash for art and food vendors.
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