Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Best of the Rest !

"The Best of the Rest" is a perfect descripition for the upcoming " Festivals Acadiens et Creoles", in Girard Park. Mark your calendars, Acadiana , for the ultimate Cajun Woodstock. This year's festival will be held on October 10-12, in Lafayette, Louisiana. The kick off to the popular festival will be held at Parc International, in downtown Lafayette, on Friday, October 10, 2008 and will begin at 5:30 p.m.

This special edition of Downtown Alive starts with the rockin sounds of Roddy Romero and the Hub City Allstars, at 5:30 p.m., followed by the infamous Zachary Richard, slated to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. This fabulous party is being presented by Quebec Delegation-Atlanta. Come on out and get in the festival spirit and get psyched up for the festival that celebrates everything Cajun and Creole.

The music, the food, the art, the culture, the people. This year's "Festival Acadiens et Creoles" will be held on Sat., October 11th and Sunday, October 12th, in Girard Park. It will host three different stages, providing a virtually non- stop music and dancing atmosphere. Many families set up gazebos where they barbeque and take the opportunity to visit and catch up with with old friends.

A few of the bands expected to perform at this year's festival are, Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun, The Bluerunners, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Balfa Toujours, Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band, Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys, and the list goes on and on. In all, there will be 36 bands playing over the 2 day period.

And you won't want to miss the wonderful variety of food, that will be for sale by many of Acadiana's award winning Cajun and Creole restaurants. For the ultimate celebration of the Cajun and Creole cultures, this is it ! Be there or be square. See ya'll there!

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