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!