Sunday, August 17, 2008

20th Annual LeCajun Music Awards and Festival

Scattered thunderstorms did not dampen the spirit of those who attended the 20th Annual LeCajun Music Awards and Festival at Blackham Coliseium, in Lafayette. The two day event drew a record crowd with the awards ceremony on Friday evening and twelve straight hours of the best Cajun music and dancing on Saturday.

The highlight of the festival was when world renowned accordionist, Wayne Toups, and Jackie Callier, winner of countless Cajun music awards, and accordion master, Walter Mouton ALL took the stage, at the same time! Incredible, awesome, unbelievable, are just a few words to describe this show. To see photos of this event, go to

And the Winners Are:
Accordionist of the Year-- Kira Viator
Fiddler of the Year--Joel Savoy
Female Vocalist of the Year--Kira Viator
Make Vocalist of the Year--Ivy Dugas
Best First CD--Don Montoucet
Best Album/CD of the Year--Stickin' to My Roots, Kira Viator
Song of the Year--Jolie Cadienne, Ivy Dugas
Band of the Year--Jackie Callier and Cajun Cousins
People's Choice Award--Jackie Callier and Cajun Cousins

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