Cajun and Zydeco music zealots come from far and wide to dance at our festivals, dancehalls and restaurants, but there’s more to the story. In Lafayette, you can also find swamp pop, blues, rock, alternative and young bands that are busting into the pop music scene.
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music
412 Travis St. | Lafayette, LA 70503
Professional symphony orchestra and conservatory of music offering classical and pops concerts as well as private instruction in music.
Friday lunchtime concert series produced by the Lafayette Science Museum in the spring and fall.
110 Benoit Patin Rd. | Scott, LA 70583
A visitor center you can actually sit and visit. Learn from our cultural classroom about food, music and Mardi Gras. Free Friday night Jam Session at 6 p.m. Book your cultural workshop, fee varies for groups 20 or more, per topic chosen.
Blue Dog Café
1211 W. Pinhook Rd. | Lafayette, LA 70503
We feature a variety of excellent musical groups playing Cajun, Creole, Celtic, Folk, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, old standards and original compositions. A Great way to expose your kids to the wonders of live music, up close and personal, & guaranteed to be family friendly! Musicians play from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Blue Moon Saloon
215 E. Convent St. | Lafayette, LA 70501
The Blue Moon Saloon opened in April of 2002 on the back porch of the Blue Moon Guesthouse and has since become one of America’s premier venues for roots music from around the world. This world famous honky tonk is a home-grown place where all kinds and sizes are welcome, the Saloon is more than a venue or a gig. It has become a meeting place where world travelers, community organizations, families, artists and politicians rub elbows, dance, drink a few and thank their lucky stars they have the good fortune to spend an evening together in Lafayette, LA.
104 Republic #5 | Lafayette, LA 70508
Live Music Tuesday – Sunday.
Cafe des Amis
140 E. Bridge St. | Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Charming restaurant in historical Downtown Breaux Bridge specializing in modern Cajun cuisine. Showcasing local artists monthly. Featured nationally and internationally in magazines, on TV and online. Uniquely soulful, a can't miss stop. Every Saturday morning, 8:30-11:30 a.m., we have our Zydeco Breakfast. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. so feel free to come early and grab a table. On Wednesdays, we feature live acoustic music.
1304 W. Pinhook Rd. | Lafayette, LA 70503
Located in Lafayette's earliest inn, Café Vermilionville serves award winning cuisine in a historic & romantic setting. Listed on the National Register. Highly recommended by AAA and Mobil Travel Guide. The Spring Courtyard Series features live music on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.
Cajun Music Hall of Fame & Museum
240 S. C.C. Duson | Eunice, LA 70535
The Cajun French Music Association a non-profit organization comprised of Cajuns and non-Cajuns whose purpose is to promote and preserve, not only Cajun music, but also various aspects of the Acadian Heritage.
Charley G's Seafood Grill
3809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. | Lafayette, LA 70503
Eclectic Southern with a Cajun twist. Upscale bar area with a wide assortment of specialty liquors and liqueurs. Live piano music Wednesday-Saturday nights.
Cite des Arts
109 Vine St. | Lafayette, LA 70501
Grassroots community arts incubator where cultures connect. Bluegrass jam every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Open to the public, bring an instrument to join the jam or just lay back and listen to some of the best bluegrass and folk Lafayette has to offer!
Lafayette's premiere concert series has united community and culture to create a weekly tradition and celebration on Fridays in Downtown Lafayette every Fall and Spring.
Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
Celebrate the rhythm of Cajun and Creole life at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles in Lafayette, the heart of French Louisiana. Dance to a traditional waltz. Two-step to the upbeat rhythms of accordions, fiddles and ti fers (triangles). Step back in time as traditional crafters demonstrate their artistry. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles pays tribute to the Cajun and Creole cultures with a combination of FREE festivals. Held the second full weekend in October!
Festival International de Louisiane
Festival International de Louisiane is the largest Francophone (French speaking) festival in the United States. This FREE Festival began in 1986, and has been held every year since, in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. Music, dancing, cuisine, theater, cooking demonstrations, storytelling, visual arts, crafts, and street animation create a major cultural festival experience that is truly unique and memorable.
Lafayette Concert Band
3600 W. Congress St. | Lafayette, LA 70506
A part of the Lafayette musical community since 1982, the LCB is Acadiana's premiere adult community band comprised of 75 talented woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists. Members come together on Tuesday evenings to rehearse from late August through June and perform concerts throughout the year.
Liberty Theatre/Rendez-Vous Des Cajuns Music Show
200 W. Park Ave. | Eunice, LA 70535
337 457-7389 (M-F)
The home of the “Rendez-Vous des Cajuns” Radio Show, the Liberty Center for the Performing Arts is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been included in the Great American Movie Theaters Preservation Press Guide published by the Smithsonian. Every Saturday Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the theater presents a live radio show, featuring both Cajun and Zydeco music in the Grand Old Opry/Louisiana Hayride/Prairie Home Companion format.
Louisiana Folk Roots
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St. | Lafayette, LA 70501
Since we were founded in 2000, we've been on a mission to nurture, share and perpetuate Louisiana's rich cultural heritage. Whether it's the music, the food, the dancing, the native crafts, the language and oral traditions, the natural history of our beautiful state, or all these things that draw you here, Louisiana Folk Roots is your connection. We hold monthly jam sessions during Second Saturday ArtWalk and other events throughout the year.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St. | Lafayette, LA 70501
The award-winning concert series, radio broadcast and television program, presents events with exciting new energy while remaining true to the deep roots that are so highly valued by audiences in Southwest Louisiana and around the world!
2143 W. Willow St. | Scott, LA 70583
Junior Martin and his family custom craft fine diatonic accordions used by professional and amateur musicians around the world.
1337 Henderson Levee Rd. | Henderson, LA 70517
A full service Cajun restaurant and bar with deck overlooking the Atchafalaya Swamp. Cajun Chef Specials on weekends. Guided swamp tours and airboat tours 7 days a week. Live music on weekends. Small boat rentals too. Campground open.
Pont Breaux's Cajun Restaurant
325 Mills Ave. | Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Pont Breaux's Cajun Restaurant is the cornerstone of Cajun Country's proudest traditions-the music, food & love of good times. Live Cajun music every night. Group rates available. Pont Breaux's - an excellent place to experience the unique Cajun heritage.
3480 NE Evangeline Thrwy. | Lafayette, LA 70507
Capture the ambience of French Louisiana at the award-winning Prejean's. Prejean's team of chefs prepares gold medal Cajun specialties, fresh Gulf seafood, steaks & wild game, while you enjoy live Cajun music nightly.
Randol's Restaurant & Cajun Dancehall
2320 Kaliste Saloom Rd. | Lafayette, LA 70508
Two steppin', toe tappin', taste temptin'. Good times, good food, good music. Where the young & the old "Laissez les bons temps rouler".
Rhythms on the River
Free concert series held on Thursdays in the spring and fall at Town Square in River Ranch.
300 Fisher Rd. | Lafayette, LA 70508
Cajun/Creole Heritage & Folklife Park. Historic village represents life in Acadiana from 1765-1890. Features self-guided tours; costumed, bi-lingual artisans, live music, cooking school, restaurant, boat tours and gift shop. Featuring Cajun jam sessions starting at 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sunday Dances with live Cajun or Zydeco bands on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
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