october, 2015

03oct11:00 am8:30 pmGreat Acadian Awakening Music Fest11:00 am - 8:30 pm Lake Charles Civic Center

Event Details

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana area is proud to host the opening ceremonies for the Great Acadian Awakening 2015. The event will kick-off with a welcome by a variety of dignitaries and local school performances, followed by live music performances by Cajun and Zydeco bands, including Sweet Crude, Rusty Metoyer & the Zydeco Krush, and 2015 Grammy-Award Winner Jo-El Sonnier! Be sure to stop by the local food and art vendors that will also be present at this cultural event. Come out for an afternoon filled with live music, great Cajun food, cultural experiences, and great entertainment! Check back for a complete schedule of events!

Event Timeline:

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Historical Significance of Acadian Deportation (Presentation by Warren Perrin) Lake Charles Civic Center, Jean Lafitte Room
Genealogical Library Research Stations
Family Table Top Displays

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Lesa Cormier & The Sundown Playboys, Lake Charles Civic Center Buccaneer Room
CFMA Youth Band & Cajun Dance Lessons
Cajun Arts & Crafts
Sign up for Cajun French Lessons
Learn about CFMA

2:00 – 3:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies, Lake Charles Civic Center, Exhibition Hall

3:00 – 8:00 PM: Art Vendor & Food Booths Open

3:30 – 5:00 PM: Sweet Crude

5:15 – 6:45 PM: Rusty Metoyer & the Zydeco Krush

7:00 – 8:30 PM: Grammy-winner Jo-El Sonnier

8:30 PM: Event Ends



(Saturday) 11:00 am - 8:30 pm


Lake Charles Civic Center

900 Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601


Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau