CAJUN DANCE HALLS & ZYDECO CLUBS EXHIBIT**
THROUGH OCT. 16
**A. Hays Town House at Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum Featuring images from the book Ghosts of Good Times by Philip Gould and Dancehalls of South Louisiana archival collection at the Center for Louisiana Studies curated by John “Pudd” Sharp.
**CAJUN DANCE HALLS & ZYDECO CLUBS SYMPOSIUM
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
**Vermilionville, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
8:45 a.m. Introductions by Dr. Michael Martin, Dr. Barry Ancelet and Patrick Mould
9-9:45 a.m. John “Pudd” Sharp on “Bloody Buckets, Twice Drunk Beer, and Losers’ Gumbo: The Louisiana Dancehalls Project”
10-10:45 a.m. Dr. Elista Istre, author of All Creoles: Exploring A South Louisiana Culture, Identity, and Heritage
11-11:45 a.m. “From Behind the Bar – A Dance Hall Owner’s Perspective” with Lawrence Patin of La Poussiere & Mark Falgout of Blue Moon Saloon; moderated by John “Pudd” Sharp
11:45 a.m.-noon Presentation of the Louisiana Tradition Bearer Award honoring Walter Mouton.
Noon Lunch at Vermilionville
1:30-2:45 p.m. Roundtable discussion on the cultural significance of dance halls during the ‘70s transitional era that brought college-aged kids to clubs such as Jay’s & Boo Boo’s; dance halls from the musician’s perspective, including Ray Abshire, Sonny Landreth, Lil Buck, & Patrick Mould; moderated by Dr. Barry Ancelet
3-4:30 p.m. Philip Gould & Herman Fuselier, authors of Ghosts of Good Times; moderated by Dr. Michael Martin. Book signing to follow.
**DOCUMENTARY FILM WORLD PREMIERE OF “FIRST COUSINS”
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
“First Cousins: Cajun and Creole Music in South Louisiana” honors the fascinating musical heritage and enduring relationship of Cajuns and Creoles. A little too distant for siblings, these communities and their music are surely related enough to be considered first cousins! Film screening will be from 7-8:30 p.m. followed by a VIP reception at the A. Hays Town Home from 8:30-10 p.m.
**TOUR DES ATAKAPAS RUN
SATURDAY, OCT. 15
This 3, 5 and 7-mile run in partnership with TRAIL will travel to Beaver Park and Vermilionville along part of the Atakapa-Ishak Trail. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run at 8:30 a.m. A post-race party will be held in Girard Park.
Visit www.festivalsacadiens.com/events/ for more info and to register for special events.
Tickets and registration for the symposium, film and Tour Des Atakapas are available via Eventbrite.
**BLUE MOON SALOON
Friday, Oct. 14, 9:30 p.m. – Zydeco Radio, Lost Bayou Ramblers
Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 p.m. – Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters, Pine Leaf Boys
Sunday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. – Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars
Friday, Oct. 14 / Bach Lunch – Parc Sans Souci
Noon-1 p.m. – Michot Melody Makers