Bob Marley’s former backing band, The Wailers, will headline this year year’s Festival International de Louisiane, scheduled for April 24-28 in downtown Lafayette. This year’s slate includes bands from all over the world, with a fair sampling of homegrown talent.

Check out the festival’s website for more.

Wednesday, April 24

Lost Bayou Ramblers (Louisiana-Cajun)
Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band (Louisiana-Zydeco)

Thursday, April 25

Nimbaya Women Drummers (Guinea-African Drum and Dance)
Fatoumata Diawara (Mali-World Afrobeat)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Louisiana-Brass/Funk)
Imagine I Am (Louisiana-Experimental Pop)
Rob Curto & Forro Matuto  (Brazil-Forro)
Oliver MTukudzi & the Black Spirits (Zimbabwe-Tuku Music)
Taylor Verret (Louisiana-Indie)
MacKenzie Bourg  (Louisiana-Pop)
Lost Bayou Ramblers w/ Mama Rosin & Rob Curto.

Friday, April 26

Marco Calliari (Italy/Québec-Italian Carnival)
Marc Broussard (Louisiana Soul/R&B/Rock)
Charles Bradley (U.S.-R&B/Soul)
Bodh’aktan (Isle de la Madeleine/Québec-Celtic Rock)
Nimbaya Women Drummers (Guinea-African Drum and Dance)
Sergent Garcia (Spain/France-Salsa/Hiphop)
Mika Karni & Kol Dodi (Israel-World/Folk)
Markus James & the Wassonrai (U.S./West Africa-Blues)
Rob Curto & Forro Matuto (Brazil-Forro)
Brother Dege (Louisiana-Delta Blues/Dobro)
Feufollet (Louisiana-Cajun Folk Rock)
Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic (U.S.-Zydeco)
Bayou Teche Biere (Arnaudville, LA)
Rex Moroux  (Louisiana-Singer/songwriter)
Brushy One String (Jamaica-Blues/Reggae)M
ichael Juan Nunez  (Louisiana-Southern Blues)
Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars w/ Chic Gamine (Louisiana/Manitoba)
Slamdango! Puppet Slam(Louisiana-Puppetry)
THÉÂTRE Kremlin Komedy, Slamdango! Puppet Slam(Louisiana-Puppetry).

Saturday, April 27

Destination Gospel Choir (Louisiana-Gospel)
Markus James & the Wassonrai (U.S./West Africa-Blues)
Le Vend du Nord (Québec-Traditional Québecois)
Chic Gamine (Manitoba-Pop/Soul)
Niyaz (Israel-Contemporary World)
Dehli 2 Dublin (British Colombia-Celtic Punjabi Electronica)
Sergent Garcia (Spain/France-Salsa/Hiphop)
Lagniappe Brass Band (Louisiana-New Orleans Jazz)
Soul Express Brass Band, Corey Ledet, Babineaux Sisters & Isle Dernière
Mariachi Las Alteñas (U.S.-Mariachi)
Marco Calliari (Italy/Québec-Italian Carnival)
Mika Karni & Kol Dodi (Israel-World/Folk)
Caleb Elliot (Louisiana-Pop songwriter)
Mia Borders (Louisiana-Soul/Funk)
Sunny Duval (Québec-Rock n Roll)
Royal Teeth (Louisiana-Electro/Indie/Pop)
Uncle Lucius (Texas-Rock n Roll/Blues)
Brass Bed  (Louisiana-Indie/Psychedelia/Pop)
Red Baraat  (U.S./India-Bhangra/Brass/Funk)
Bodh’aktan  (Isle de la Madeleine/Québec-Celtic Rock)
Louisiana Folk Roots:  International Fiddle Summit w/ David Greely & guests(Louisiana/Various)
Louisiana Folk Roots: Dennis Stroughmatt & L’esprit Creole (U.S.)
Keith Blair Band (Louisiana-Blues)
Solas (Ireland-Traditional)
Slamdango! Puppet Theater Mama Rosin (Switzerland-Cajun Rock)
Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Louisiana-Zydeco)
FIGHTS w/ Delhi 2 Dublin (Louisiana/British Colombia)  & FEUFOLLET w/ Sunny Duval (Louisiana/Québec)
Slamdango! Puppet Slam(Louisiana-Puppetry)
THÉÂTRE Kremlin Komedy.

Sunday, April 28

LA Essentially Ellington Festival Winner (Louisiana)
Mariachi Las Alteñas (U.S.-Mariachi)
Oliver MTukudzi & the Black Spirits (Zimbabwe-Tuku Music)
Red Baraat (US/India-Bhangra/Brass/Funk)
The Wailers (Jamaica-Reggae Solas (Ireland-Traditional)
Bodh’aktan (Isle de la Madeleine/Québec-Celtic Rock)
Chic Gamine (Manitoba-Pop/Soul)
LiL Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers (Louisiana-Zydeco)
Mama Rosin  (Switzerland-Cajun Rock)
Niyaz  (Israel-Contemporary World)
FIGHTs (Louisiana-Indie Pop)
Delhi 2 Dublin (British Colombia-Celtic Punjabi Electronica)
French Mass The Mercy Brothers (Louisiana-Hillbilly Gospel)
Tribute to Hadley Castille w/ Sarah Jayde & the Sharecroppers (Louisiana-Cajun)
Sunny Duval (Québec-Rock n Roll)
Le Vend du Nord (Québec-Traditional Québecois)
Young Band Nation Blues Project (Louisiana-Blues)
Solas (Ireland-Traditional)
Spoken Word (Louisiana-Poetry)
Huval-Fuselier Trio (Louisiana-Cajun)
Uncle Lucius (Texas-Rock n Roll/Blues)
McKenzie Bourg  (Louisiana-Pop )A
udubon Choral Group (Louisiana-French Chanson)
LJ Alleman Guitar Ensemble(Louisiana-Guitar)
Tammat (France-Traditional)
Brushy One String (Jamaica-Blues/Reggae)
The Onlies  (Louisiana)
Festival Appreciation Party w/ Blue Moon Allstars (Danny  Devillier, Joel Savoy, Chris Stafford, Philippe Billeaudeaux w/ international surprise guests) - $10 – Free entry with festival volunteer shirt or volunteer badge.

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