Zydeco Festival rescheduled for this weekend

by Anna Purdy

Tropical Storm Lee brought Acadiana this blissful weather and several cancellations of events, among the casualties St. Martinville's Creole Zydeco Festival. But this weekend, it's back on.

Sept. 10, St. Martinville's annual celebration of cultural musicĀ  is held under the pavilion at the Adam Carlson Memorial Park. This year the performers are Zydeco Ray & The Creole Knight Riders, Same Ole' Two Step and Cory & the Hot Peppers, who are replacing Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers in the line-up.

Creole food will be for sale along with beer, soda and water. There is a petting zoo and a fun jump for kids and they ask that you respectfully leave your ice chests and four-legged creatures at home.

Doors open at 10 a.m. and the park closes down at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults in advance or $10 at the door. Children get in for $3. To buy tickets or for more information call Arthur Champ at 394-4635, Paul Richard at 394-6980, Wesley Lewis at 394-6546 or Hilda Charles 394-3847.

Adam Carlson Memorial Park is located at 800 Isadore Dr.