Over 500 Artists- 15 Countries- Six Stages ! Dubbed "one of the best festivals in the world" by Global Rhythm Magazine, the 23rd Annual Festival International de Louisiane kicked off tonight in downtown Lafayette.
The Scene Fais Do Do was the setting for two of Acadiana's best and most popular bands, one Cajun and one Zydeco. The crowd was huge and I cannot even imagine how large it will be over the weekend.
The Pine Leaf Boys were getting the crowd excited and the dancers were in a nitty gritty two-step mode. Then, Keith Frank and the Soileau Family Band took the stage and the crowd really went wild, dancing to their unique style of funky zydeco music.
The food was fabulous! I had the Crawfish Bisque and the Grilled Shrimp Kabobs from the Broussard's Cajun Cooking booth. Oh, cest' bon! And the "after parties" are everywhere. Great live music, tonight at the Blue Moon, featuring The Lost Bayou Ramblers, and Grant Street Dancehall will host the hot new band, The Cell.
Come on down and enjoy the wonderful music, the fabulous food, and the beautiful weather! It's an absolute blast! Lassiez les Bon Temps Rouler !
The Pine Leaf Boys