Festival International has a schedule online. Dates are Wednesday, April 21 through Sunday, April 25. There are six stages this year. Wednesday evening has High Performance (don’t miss them!) and Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band. Thursday evening is Donna the Buffalo, a Cajun-influenced band. Geno Delafose plays Friday evening (opposite King Sunny Ade–boo!). Scene Chevron has Bonsoir, Catin and the Zydeco Force reunion (another don’t miss!). Sunday early is Donna Angelle and Zydeco Posse (one of the few women in zydeco), French mass, D.L. Menard and special guests, and Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. Of course there’s lots of great music from all over the world: King Sunny Ade, Steel Pulse, and Sierre Leone’s Refugee All Stars. And it’s all free! Stages are located around downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. Make your reservations now!
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