The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival does a great deal to spread its wealth around the New Orleans area in the other 50 weeks of the year.  One fine event is their Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, held in the New Orleans French Quarter.  This year’s festival has been set for June 11-13, 2010.  It’s held on the grounds of the Old U.S. Mint, part of the Louisiana State Museum network.  Here’s the partial lineup:

Friday:  Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, and Bruce Daigrepont

Saturday:  Buckwheat Zydeco, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Les Freres Michot, Li’l Nathan and the Zydeco Big Tymers, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Curley Taylor, Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys

Sunday:   Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole, Feaufollet, Dikki Du,
Li’l Malcolm & the House Rockers, Corey Ledet

So there will be two Grammy winners and several nominees.  And, yes, it will be hot, so bring your hat, bandana and sunscreen!