There is a Cajun and zydeco stage by the Aquarium at the 2012 French Quarter Festival.  The dates are Thursday through Sunday, April 12-15, 2012.  All events are in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  And the festival is free!  C’est gratuit!  Can’t beat the price; just come on down.  Here are the Cajun and zydeco acts:

Thursday, April 12:

  • Brandon Moreau & Cajungrass
  • Poche Vide Playboys
  • Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe
  • Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band [one of the best!]
  • Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys

Friday, April 13:

  • Jonno & Bayou Deville
  • The Jimmy Thibodeaux Band
  • Waylon Thibodeaux Band
  • The Pine Leaf Boys [excellent!]
  • Sean Ardoin
  • Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runner

Saturday, April 14:

  • Tank & the Zydeco Codebreakers
  • Les Frérès Michot
  • Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers [excellent!]
  • Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse
  • Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars

Sunday, April 15:

  • Big Easy Playboys
  • J.J. Caillier & the Zydeco Knockouts
  • Sunpie Barnes & the Louisiana Sunspots
  • Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band [Grammy winners]
  • Rockin’ Dopsie Jr & the Zydeco Twisters