The Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival will be June 10-12, 2011.  This is a *free* festival, put on by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.  Yes, they are the people who put on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.  This is one of the several free events they put on during the year, to pay New Orleans back for all the hassle of putting up with the Jazz Fest.  No lineup has been announced, but keep checking the web site.  And they do have a photo gallery of the past two years.  Yes, this is only the third annual.  It’s a great event, held down by the Old Mint, at the foot of Esplanade Ave.  Here are my 2010 photos.