And don’t forget that April 27 to May 1 is also Festival International in Lafayette, Louisiana.  That’s only two hours west of New Orleans on Interstate 10.  It’s less crowded than Jazz Fest, has fewer stages and acts, and is free!  Here’s the CCZ lineup:

Festival International CCZ lineup

Wednesday, April 27
Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express
Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers

Thursday, April 28
None, unless you count Sonny Landreth

Friday, April 29
Terrence Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Joel Savoy, Jesse Lege & the Cajun Country Revival

Saturday, April 30
Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
Valcour Records Tribute to Dennis McGee
Creole accordon workshop
Feufollet
Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
Lil Buck Sinegal [not strictly CCZ but played with Clifton Chenier]

Sunday, May 1
Yvette Landry [probably playing country, but she is a member of Bonsoir Catin]
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band [Grammy winner]
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

And lots of great Francophone music from Canada, the Caribbean, and Africa!

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