Festivals Acadiens et Creoles releases 2015 schedule

Come dust or mud, cool front or humidity, it’s always a good time under the live oaks at Girard Park for Festivals Acadiens et Creoles. Celebrating its 36 anniversary and the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana, FAeC has released its 2015 schedule, chockablock full of the best (and mostly homegrown) Cajun and zydeco musicians, with plenty of Grammy nominees and winners among them.

The festival’s unofficial kickoff will be from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 at Downtown’s Parc Sans Souci when the Lafayette Rhythm Devils take the stage for Bach Lunch.

Then it’s on to Girard Park for the 48 hours of music, crafts, food and fellowship.

Scène Ma Louisiane

Friday, Oct. 9
5:30-6:45 p.m.: Acadian Connection featuring Terry Huval & Jambalaya, DL Menard, Hert LeBanc, Jo-El Sonnier, Christine Balfa, Kevin Wimmer, Dirk Powell & Waylon Thibodeaux
7:15-8:45 p.m.: Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie

Saturday, Oct. 10
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Rachel Wilson and Cajun Express
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: T-Salé, with tribute to Cyp and Adam Landreneau
1-2:15 p.m.: Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys & Family Juré
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys
3:45-4:45 p.m.: Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys
5-6 p.m.: Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars
6:15-7:30 p.m.: Bonsoir, Catin

Sunday, Oct. 11
10:30 a.m.-11:30: a.m.: Robert Jardell and Pure Cajun
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Dog Hill Stompers
1-2 p.m.: Hert LeBlanc Band from Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada
2:15-3:15 p.m.: Travis Matte and the Kingpins
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Richard LeBoeuf and Two-Step
4:45-5:45 p.m.: Jo-El Sonnier
6-7:15 p.m.: Wayne Toups ZydeCajun

Scène Mon Héritage

Saturday, Oct. 10
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Sheryl Cormier and Cajun Sound
noon-1 p.m.: Ruben Marino and Zydeco Re-Evolution
1:15-2:15 p.m.: Magnolia Sisters
2:30-3:30 p.m.: Pine Leaf Boys
3:45-4:45 p.m.: Corey Ledet Zydeco Band
5-6:30 p.m.: Feufollet

Sunday, Oct. 11
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Lil Wayne and Same Old Two-Step
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Babineaux Sisters
1-2 p.m.: Chubby Carrière and the Bayou Swamp Band
2:15-3:15 p.m.: Lost Bayou Ramblers
3:30-4:45 p.m.: Terry and the Zydeco Bay Boys
5-6:30 p.m.: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

Salle de Danse

Saturday, Oct. 10
11 a.m.-noon: Lafayette Rhythm Devils
12:15-1:15 p.m.: Zydeco Radio
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Sweet Crude
2:454 p.m.: Creole String Beans
4:15-5:30 p.m.: Savoy Family Band

Sunday, Oct. 11
9-10 a.m.: French Mass presented by Festivals Acadiens et Créoles
11 a.m.-noon: Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold
12:15-1:15 p.m.: Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Red Beans and Rice Revue Reunion
2:45-3:45 p.m.: The Revelers
4-5:30 p.m.: Greg Martinez and the Delta Kings


Saturday, Oct. 10
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Is it ladylike? Christine Balfa, Sheryl Cormier, Mary Broussard, Kristi Guillory
12:45-1:45 p.m.: Pianorama - Rick Lagneaux, Wilson Savoy & Eric Adcock
2-3 p.m.: Acadian Ballads - David Greely, Barry Ancelet, Megan Brown & Hert Leblanc
3:15-4:15 p.m.: Steel Guitars in Cajun Dance Halls - Randall Foreman, Richard Comeaux & Marty Broussard
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, Leroy Etienne, Aurelien Barnes - Louisiana Creole French Songs
Sunday, Oct. 11**
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Electric Guitars - Sam Broussard, Chris Stafford & Tommy Shreve
12:45-1:45 p.m.: Fiddlers with amps - Jamie Bearb, Jason Bergeron, Travis Matte
2-3 p.m.: Master Fiddlers Tribute - David Greely, Kevin Wimmer, Djalma Garnier
3:15-4:15 p.m.: Accordion theory - Jason Frey, Steve Riley and Dexter Ardoin
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Sweet Cecelia

Anniversary Stage

Saturday, Oct. 10
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Huval – Fuselier Cajun Trio
12:45-1:45 p.m.: Ervin Frey and the Eunice Ramblers
2-3 p.m.: Kira Viator and Bayou Beat
3:15-4:15 p.m.: Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Ray Abshire & Friends

Sunday, Oct. 11
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Dexter Ardoin Band
12:45-1:45 p.m.: T’Monde
2-3 p.m.: Courtbouillon
3:15-4:15 p.m.: Jimmy Breaux and Friends
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Goldman Thibodeaux and Friends

Jam Ça!

Saturday, Oct. 10
noon-1:15 p.m.: Kira Viator
1:30-2:45 p.m.: Sheryl & Russell Cormier
3-4:15 p.m.: Jeffery Broussard and D’Jalma Garnier

Sunday, Oct. 11
noon-1:15 p.m.: Jimmy Breaux
1:30-2:45 p.m.: Horace Trahan
3-4:15 p.m.: Angelle Aces with Kristi Guillory