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 29th Annual Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival

October 1, 2011  - All roads lead to Zydeco Park in Plaisance, LA to celebrate the oldest Zydeco Festival in the state of Louisiana.  Taking you to the heart and roots of where Zydeco music originated.  It’s the 29th Annual Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival scheduled Saturday October 1, 2011.  Showtime:  10:30am-until.  Performers include:  Cory Lil'Pop  LeDay, Step Rideau & Zydeco Outlaws, JJ Cailier & Zydeco Knockouts, Nathan Williamsand Zydeco Cha Cha's, Geno Delafosse & French Rockin Boogie, J. Paul Jr. & Zydeco Nu Breedz, Grammy Award Winner - Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band, Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers.   Admission:  Adults-$15.00, Kids- $5.00(12yrs&under) RV’s are permitted for $10 a day.  No ice chests, no glass containers, no BBQ pits, and no open flame burners are allowed.  For more information:  (337)232-7672 or (337)942-2392 or www.zydeco.org   This event is sponsored by Southern Development Foundation.


 Zydeco Parade

The Annual Zydeco Parade will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011.  Line-up begins at 5:00pm in the Opelousas South City Park.  Parade starts at 6:00pm and travels along Market Street ending at the North City Park.  We’re taking the Zydeco Party Train all the way from the South Side to the North End.  Businesses, organizations, groups, individuals, political candidates, cars, trucks, and trailers are welcome to participate for a small fee. Deadline to enter the parade is August 27, 2011.  Walk-ons will not be accepted.  Participants must register at the SDF Office, 328 Congress Street, Opelousas, LA.  For more information: (337)942-2392 or www.zydeco.org This event is sponsored by Southern Development Foundation.


 Zydeco Jam Session

Big Zydeco Jam Session will immediately follow the Zydeco Parade on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 8:00pm.  Slim’s Y-Ki-Ki is the place to be.  Zydeco musicians donate their time and musical talents.  Anyone interested in showcasing their Zydeco musical skills are welcome.  A Foot Stomping Good Time! Good Old Fashioned Jam Session with delicious Hen Sauce Piquante on the menu.  This event is free to the public.  For more information:  (337)942-2392 or www.zydeco.org   This event is sponsored by Southern Development Foundation.


Zydeco Kick-Off Dance

The Zydeco Kick-off dance is getting you warmed up with a good Zydeco Workout at Slim’s Y-Ki-Ki on Friday, September 2, 2011.  Doors open up at 8:00pm.  Showtime starts at 9:00pm.  Headed to the Zydeco Party are Snuggles and the Zydeco Showstoppers, along with Featured Artist J. Paul Jr. & Zydeco Nu Breedz.  You don’t want to miss this one.  Kick-off Dance at Slim’s Y-Ki-Ki on Friday, September 2, 2011, 9:00pm.  For more information:  (337)942-2392 or www.zydeco.org   This event is sponsored by Southern Development Foundation.

 
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