This year's lineup is especially stellar. Beginning Friday night, May 6, until the final note is played on Sunday afternoon, May 8, Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival presents more than 25 esteemed Acadiana artists. On the zydeco front, listen for Rosie Ledet, Nathan Williams, Keith Frank, Curley Taylor, Preston Frank and Lil' Nathan; Cajun music gets its due with the Lucky Playboys, Steve Riley, Jambalaya, Feufollet, Jamie Bergeron, Horace Trahan and the Racines. The Bluerunners and Lil' Band O' Gold respectively bring a touch of rock and swamp pop, while Dexter Ardoin and Jeffery Broussard represent Creole music traditions.
That kind of talent attracts true music aficionados looking to avoid the crush of FIL and Jazz Fest crowds. John Fogerty made the pilgrimage in 1987, and Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd has also checked out the homegrown talent and scene.
The festival also honors its name with more than 20 different food vendors and multiple crawfish dishes for sale; a family atmosphere also contributes to the fun during the daytime, with carnival rides and contests, like crawfish races, for the kids. (Children under 12 are admitted free.) And with the long hot summer right around the corner, it's a perfect way to get one more outdoor music festival under your belt before the siren call of air conditioning kicks in.
Admission to the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival is $5 Friday, May 6; $10 Saturday, May 7; $5 Sunday, May 8; or three-day passes are available for $15. For the complete music lineup and more info, see p. 34, call 332-6655 or visit www.bbcrawfest.com.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank, of Lafayette, for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
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State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
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Jefferson Street Pub continues its generous tradition with its 4th Annual Festival Preview Party this Thursday featuring Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
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Legislators still must leave their guns at the door of the Louisiana Capitol.
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