Zydeco Extravaganza

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May 28, 2017
Annual Zydeco Extravaganza
Time: 12:00pm - 12:00am

We have both food and merchandise vendors giving you the best of Creole cuisine and souvenirs. We have everything from boudin to red beans and rice, as well as traditional festival foods like funnel cakes and lemonade. Our merchandise vendors bring you a wide selection of apparel and other souvenirs to take home after enjoying an authentic Creole experience!.

Zydeco Extravaganza was started in May of 1987, by the Cravins Family, as a way to revive the Creole culture in St. Landry Parish and surrounding areas. It was a natural extension of the local Zydeco radio show, The Cravins Brothers, hosted by Donald and Charles Cravins.

Zydeco Extravaganza draws Zydeco fans from all over the country and world each Memorial Day weekend. Every year it features its ever popular amateur accordion contest, which is always a crowd favorite. It is the largest one day Zydeco festival in the world, with crowds numbering in the thousands. Zydeco's biggest names, such as: Beau Jocque, Boozoo Chavis, Keith Frank, Terrance Simien, Curley Taylor, Geno Delafose, Zydeco Force, and Chris Ardoin have graced the stages of Zydeco Extravaganza. Its continued growth has been a tremendous asset to the revitilization of Creole culture.

Venue:  Blackham Coliseum
Address: 2330 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA
 Contact:  zydecoextra@gmail.com
Admission Cost:  $15 pre-sale; $20 at gate
Phone:  337-594-3137
Web:  Website