Festivals Acadiens et Créoles launches Friday evening at Girard Park with a culinary tradition: the official cutting of the boudin.
A six-foot length of the Cajun delicacy provided by Johnson’s Boucaniere will be sliced up by local dignitaries and served to an eager crowd at 5 p.m. at Scène Ma Louisiane — that’s the stage closest to Earl K. Long Gym on the nearby UL campus.
After the cutting, the chanky-chank. Jo-el Sonnier will take the stage at 5:30 followed an hour and a half later by swamp pop monsters Lil’ Band O’ Gold. The vendors will be working the gig, too.
The festival continues Saturday and Sunday with some of the best Cajun and Creole music, food and culture this side of heaven. For the complete festival line-up and satellite events, visit the Festivals Acadiens et Créoles website here.
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