Giving a Voice to Carencro, Upper Lafayette, Scott, & St. Landry Parish

SLafayette Parish:


September 2- Carencro Cultural District Marketplace hosted by the Carencro Cultural District is held on the first Saturday of each month behind city hall from May through October. The event is designed to increase public knowledge and appreciation of the arts in Carencro and the surrounding areas. The Marketplace includes arts and crafts vendors, delicious cuisine and fine musical talent from the area, including many of our schools.  You will be able to find original works of art, homemade jams, baked goods, soaps and other Louisiana made and grown items. We welcome anyone interested in joining our Cultural District or participating in the market.  For more information, please call Carolyn at (337)781-6428 or Lisa at city hall at (337)896-8481.

*Fall Mercredi Show Schedule at Pelican Park in Carencro. Come join us for this Fall’s exciting line-up for the Mercredi Show. The Wednesday night show will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Follow the Mercredi Facebook page for weather cancellations.
Sept. 6 - Charlo and the Bayou Swampers
Sept. 13 - Country Roundup with Jeff Dugan, Kip Sonnier, Tony Bruce, Tammy Lynn,  Steve Grisaffe, Richard Comeaux and Marc Hebert
Sept. 20 - Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas and The Cajun Cousins
Sept. 27 - Warren Storm, Willie Tee and The Cypress Band
Oct. 4 - Mathew Ewing and the All Star Band
Oct. 11 - Tommy G and Stormy Weather
Oct. 18 - Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns


September 9th -Carencro Catholic Host 1st Annual Sader Skeet Shoot. Carencro Catholic is hosting its first Annual Sader Skeet Shoot on Saturday, September, 9th.  The event will be held at Wilderness Gun Club located at 7 Teurlings Drive in Upper Lafayette. CCS will use the funding for advancing the development of student programs, technology, and school improvements. The cost per shooter is $100 and there are four levels of sponsorship available: Platinum- $1000, Gold-$750, Silver-$500 and Station Sponsor-$250. Everyone is invited to participate in the CCS Sader Skeet Shoot. It is sure to be a fun-filled day for participants. Visit carencrocatholic.org to print a registration form, or for more information, call Paula Frederick at 337-896-8973 or email pfrederick@carencrocatholic.org.   

September 9-SCOTT FARMER’S MARKET- Booth space for the Scott Farmer’s Market is FREE, and there is also NO APPLICATION FEE to become a vendor! Interested vendors can visit the website: www.cityofscott.org , scroll down to the farmer’s market section and download the application. We are accepting vendors with homemade/homegrown items! If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Scott City Hall (337) 233-1130 or Angela (337) 269-5155 at the City of Scott’s Tourist & Information Center. If you or anyone you know is interested in providing musical entertainment under the market pavilion, please contact Angela (337) 269-5155 and book a date!While celebrating Independence Day, make sure to mark your calendars for the Scott Farmer’s Market slated for July 8, 2017!

September 9 Alycat and the Monday Blues launch party!!  Come and see Alysson Foti Bourque’s newest book at her Book Launch Party at The Little Gym at 5:30pm!  This special celebration will include book signings, cool giveaways, free play in the gym, and exclusive performances by The Music Box! Fun for the entire family!

September 9 Word Crawl, a fundraiser, in downtown Lafayette.  Word Crawl is a literary marathon that runs from noon to midnight at six different  venues--coffee shops, restaurants and museums  Come take a listen to poets, songwriters, storytellers, actors, percussionists and all kinds of creative performers.  The event is free, though donations appreciated.  Venues include Acadiana Center for the Arts, Reve, Cite Des Arts, Lafayette Science Museum, Steam Press Coffee & Café, and The Wurst Biergarten. 
The annual Festival of Words brings established authors from all over the world to Acadiana to give public readings, writing workshops in community centers and public schools.  The Word Crawl helps raise funds to ensure the continued expansion and success of these programs.  For more information, call Patrice at 337-254-9695; festivalwords@gmail.com or festivalofwords.org

September 10 1st annual Color Run & FAIS DO-DO- “Acadiana High Band Booster hosts inaugural fundraiser” at Acadian Village beginning at with the Color Run race at 10:00 a.m., with DJ Close providing music during the race. There is a $30 donation required to enter the race, which gets you a t-shirt, back-pack, color dust, and a FREE entry into the Fais Do-Do! Speaking of free, FREE PARKING will also be available!
The music line-up will feature 7 bands performing from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and will include: SKITTLEZ-N-GRAVY 10:00 a.m., MAGIC CRAWFISH 10:50 a.m., MIKE VINCENT 11:40 a.m., BRASS MIMOSA  12:30 a.m., BLUE RUNNERS-1:20 p.m., NEW NATIVE BRASS BAND (between sets), GERARD DELEFOSE- 2:30 p.m., & Grammy Award Winning Artist Wayne Toups will make a special appearance, taking to the stage at 4:00 p.m.! The day will also feature fun jumps, a water slide, and face painting along with great food and drinks! For all those who do not want to participate in the Color Run and only the Fais Do-Do, tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the gate (children ages 2 & under FREE) and are available at C&M Music Center or Scott’s Drum Center.

September 10th LIFEPOINT Church of Carencro will be Honoring First Responders with a special service. This special service will be held at the Campus of Acadian Ambulance at 2916 North University Bldg B. at 5 pl.m.  Guest speaker will be Jay Lewis, a 15-year paramedic with Acadian Air Med. 

September 16th from 8 AM to noon Pack & Paddle Garage Sale. . In the clearance room of Pack & Paddle, Charlee Halphen prepares items for the store’s annual garage sale.. Consider lining up early with your list. Be open to meeting new people and developing new hobbies. Volunteers are welcome. Call 337-232-5854 if you’re interested in giving back by helping others and the environment. Save the date for Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at Pack & Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook Road Lafayette, LA 70501.

September 23 and 24 Our Lady of the Assumption Church Fair- The event is both a fundraiser and a time to mingle with family and friends The weekend begins Saturday, September 23rd with an 8 a.m.  5K walk/run, which begins on the church grounds..  There will be the 4 p.m. anticipated Mass followed by Gumbo, Cowboy stew, Bingo (appliances), homemade sweet dough pies, cakes, candy, popcorn balls and other treats.  On Sunday, September 24th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  Barbeque Chicken Dinners (Trimmings) and sweets will be sold.  As the sale ends, those in attendance will the transition to an afternoon of fellowship on the grounds with bingo, sweets, B.B.Q. Pork Steaks, smoked Turkey Drum sticks, Hamburgers, Hot dogs, crafts and a variety of games for the young people.  There will also be a D.J. to entertain the crowd!  Find Our Lady of Assumption Church at 410 North Michaud Street in Carencro.

September 30, 2017, A Pregnancy Center & Clinic will host a Block Party in the Martin Luther King Center Parking lot located at 309 Cora St., Lafayette, LA  70501 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be FREE food, health screenings, live entertainment and more. Come out and support A Pregnancy Center and Clinic as they reach the community

A Pregnancy Center and Clinic is a 501 © 3 non-profit medical clinic, committed to providing counseling, pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, growth and development, health education, parenting classes, baby supplies, adoptions referrals and more ALL AT NO CHARGE. For more information or to volunteer, call (337) 232-5509 or e-mail Rachel Washington at rachelw@cox-internet.com.

October 1st TRAIL Present the Sugarman Triathlon at Sugar Mill Pond in Youngsville Find out more at www.latrail.org/sugarman-triathlon/

October 3 2nd Annual Carencro’s National Night Out- National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. The event will be held behind the Carencro Fire Station on North University next to the Carencro Community Center at 5115 North University from 5 to 8 p.m.

October 14 Zydeco Pancake Breakfast to fund The ZYDECO PARK. The Kiwanis of Acadiana are hosting this breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Parc International in Downtown Lafayette. Tickets are being sold throughout the community at $7.00 per ticket and includes “all you can eat” pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, juice, soft drinks and includes a Kids area filled with games, face painting, crafts, fun jumps and more. Adults can work off the pancakes and sausage by dancing to local Zydeco band, Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys. Don’t feel up for socializing on Saturday morning? The Kiwanis are making it easy for you and offering a drive-through pancake service. So, leave your PJs on or put on your dancing shoes, and come out to support the Kiwanis of Acadiana and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited to fund the ZYDECO PARK initiative.  Businesses can get involved by purchasing “placemat sponsorships” which are shrink-wrapped with Company Name and Logo for table settings. To buy tickets or to help sponsor the event, you can find more information at kiwanisofacadiana.org.

St. Landry Parish

September 2-Zydeco Breakfast  In preparation of the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival, the Zydeco Breakfast is back again with live music featuring Corey Arceneaux & the Zydeco Hot Peppers and delicious offerings from local downtown businesses. Vendors will feature a unique assortment of breakfast menu items for sale from Bloody Marys and coffee to Clifton Chenier Casserole and pancakes. Local restaurants and bars around the Courthouse Square include Java Square, Back in Time Restaurant, Palace Café, Dairy Queen and The Brass Rail. So bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy the entertainment in a relaxed and charming setting in the heart of downtown Opelousas.
Location: Courthouse Square
Address: 118 S. Court St., Opelousas
Contact: 337-948-6263
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Admission: Free

September 2-35th Annual Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival  In 1981, fearful that Creole and zydeco music were dying out, a group of concerned citizens organized the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Today, the event features the best in zydeco in addition to some swamp-pop, swing, R&B, and southern soul artists.
Festival Schedule
10:30am - Zydeco Parade (from the Courthouse on E. Landry to the Yambilee building)
TBA - Black Pot Cook-off begins. Free samples
TBA - Judges are served. Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
Music Lineup
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
Jamie Bergeron & the Zydeco Outlaws
Nathan Williams & Zydeco Cha Cha's
Lil Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers
Travis Matte & the Kingpins
Location: Yambilee Building
Address: 1939 W. Landry St., Opelousas
Contact: 337-290-6048
Time: Gate opens at 7am
Admission: Adults $10 | Children 12 years old and under $5


September 11-19th Annual Soiree Royale-Acadiana Chef's Competition  The 2017 Soiree Royale is hosted by the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce and co-hosted by Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino. Chefs from all over the state come to compete in the annual chef's cook-off. A special wine tasting sponsored by National Republic and craft beer samples by Bayou Teche Brewing will kick off the event. A portion of the funds from this event pays for the Felix Dezauche-J.W. Lowe scholarship and the Opelousas/St. Landry Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.
Location: Evangeline Downs Event Center
Address: 2235 Creswell Ln., Opelousas
Contact: 337-942-2683
Time: 5:30pm
Admission: $40


September 16 Exit 11 Yard Sale – Join us for this shopping experience that runs through the historic towns of Sunset and Grand Coteau. Residents and visitors are invited to set up tables to sell anything from crafts, antiques and furniture, jewelry, glassware, and one-of-a-kind items. Some shops will feature special sales or one-day discounts.
Location: Along Highways 182 & 93 in Sunset and Grand Coteau, I-49 Exit 11
Contact: 337-313-4448/337-331-5577
Time: 7am-4pm
Admission: Free

September 22 & 29 Music & Market Fall Series –Come enjoy the best in local music and fresh homegrown produce at Music & Market in historic Opelousas. In addition to the musical entertainment, Music & Market will spotlight a vegetable and/or agriculture commodity. Samples will be available. Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Ice chests will not be allowed.
This series occurs every Friday on selected dates in the spring (April-May) and fall (September-October) each year in a unique, family-friendly outdoor setting.
September 22 - Bon Ami Cajun Band
September 29 - Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds
October 6 - Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners
October 13 - Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step
October 20 - Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress (Downtown Edition: Courthouse Square)
Location: Farmers' Market Pavilion
Address: 828 E Landry St., Opelousas
Contact: 337-948-6263/800-424-5442
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Admission: Free

September 23- Annual Trash Bash & Boogie  Every year, Teche Project and their volunteers get Bayou Teche ready for the hundreds of paddlers from around the country to come and explore our national water way for Tour du Teche. This year, the Annual Trash Bash and Boogie will be held at the start of the Bayou Teche in Port Barre.
The TECHE Project will have everything you need to have a successful cleanup - bags, gloves, pickers, and boats! Plus, what would a TECHE Project event be without food, music, and beer?
The Trash Bash and Boogie is a family friendly event. If you have a group or organization interested in helping, TECHE Project would love to have you.
Location: Port Barre Boat Launch
Address: Corner of Saizan Ave. and Bayou Rd., Port Barre
Contact: dane_thibodeaux@techeproject.org
Time: 9am-2pm

September 30th The Grand Block Party from 12-4 p.m., the Grand Coteau Merchants will host the First Annual Grand Block Party accompanied with Live Music, Food, a Car Show, Face Painting, Games, Crafts and much more! Charlo and the Swampers will be opening the event following with a group of young musicians holding a performance of their own. A meet and greet with Paw Patrol and Princesses might also intrigue your youngsters. Admission is free and is located in the Downtown Historic District. This event is sponsored by the Grand Coteau Culture Foundation and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in 14 door prize drawings valued at $50 per prize from participating

FARMERS MARKETS

September 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31 Opelousas Farmers Market –The Opelousas Farmers Market is open throughout the year every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. You can discover bounties of homegrown fruits, vegetables, preserves and jellies and more.
Location: Farmers’ Market Pavilion
Address: 828 E Landry Street, Opelousas
Contact: 337-435-1032
Time: 6:30am-10:30am

September 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Eunice Farmers Market –The Eunice Farmers Market is open year-round every Wednesday and Saturday. Customers can choose from seasonal garden vegetables, fruits, jellies, sweet dough pies, honey, breads and other locally made products. Arts and crafts may appear from time to time as vendors are available.
Address: Corner of S 2nd Street and Park Ave, Eunice
Contact: Eunice Mayor’s Office 337-457-6503 | eunicela@hotmail.com
Time: Wednesday at 1pm and Saturday at 8am


September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Washington Farmers' Market –The Washington Farmers Market is open every Saturday from March through December. Choose from seasonal fruits and vegetables, homemade jams and jellies, natural soaps, baked goods, holiday items when applicable, hand painted cards, fresh eggs, chemical free laundry detergent and much more.  On select Saturdays, artists are available with local art for sale. All who garden are welcome, whether a backyard gardener or a truck farmer.
Location: Town Pavilion
Address: 405 N. Washington St., Washington
Contact: 337-945-7244 | vickibuller@att.net
Time: 8:30am-11am

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sunrise Saturdays in Sunset Farmers' Market –Find fresh local produce and artisan food producers every Saturday.
Location: The grounds at Water Oak Farms
Address: 832 Napoleon Ave., Sunset
Contact: 337-662-3276
Time: 8am-12pm

OTHER RECURRING EVENTS

September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Le Café Cajun –Help to preserve our heritage in our corner of Southwest Louisiana. Learn, practice and improve your Cajun French skills. Du Café et du discutation, tout en français! (Coffee and casual conversational Cajun French - use of French encouraged, of course!) Hosted by the Cajun Prairie Chapter of OLLI at LSU Eunice, these conversations will take place EVERY FRIDAY, unless otherwise announced.
Location: LSUE Community Education Building
Address: 2048 Johnson Highway, Eunice
Contact: 337-550-1390 | www.lsue.edu
Time: 9am-10am

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Prairie Acadian Cultural Center – The Cajun Way –Local artisans, musicians, and more show off their skills with demonstrations of music, dancing, quilting, and the French language. Practice your Cajun two-step with the assistance of an expert volunteer and music provided by local musicians. Watch scrap fabrics become a beautiful quilt, and come hungry for a foodways presentation by locals and professional chefs. It doesn't end there! Work off that rich cuisine with more dancing at the Liberty Theater's Rendez-vous des Cajuns. 
Activities
10am-12pm – Explore & Restore Crafts for Kids
1pm – Cajun cooking begins
1pm-2:30pm – Cajun Conversation w/ Mat Fruge
2pm-2:20pm – Quilting Lesson
3pm – Music & Dance Lesson
4pm – Allons Manger! (Let's go eat)
Location: Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve Prairie Acadiana Cultural Center
Address: 250 West Park Avenue, Eunice
Time: 3pm-6pm
Contact: 337-457-8499 | www.nps.gov
Admission: Free

September 7, 14, 21, 28 Les Courdre Points Quilting Circle-Taking place every Thursday, join the group of French speakers keen on quilting en francais to keep these two aspects of local culture alive and well. All skill levels welcome!
Location: NUNU Arts and Culture Collective
Address: 1510 Courtableau Highway 93, Arnaudville
Contact: 337-754-7115 | www.nunucollective.org
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

September 27 La Table Francaise at Vieux Village – Grab a cup of coffee with us and share conversation and fun with other French speakers.  All are welcome as multiple dialects are spoken.  Free conversation and focused topics are both encouraged.  These conversations are held the last Wednesday of every month unless otherwise announced.  Come and experience the culture with locals and musicians of the area. If you're lucky, you just might catch an impromptu performance.
Location: Acadian House in Le Vieux Village
Address: 828 E Landry Street, Opelousas
Contact: 337-948-6263
Time: 8:30am-9:30am

September 30 La Table Francaise d'Arnaudville –Grab a cup of coffee with us and share conversation and fun with other French speakers. Most locals are. These conversations are held the last Saturday of every month unless otherwise announced.
Location: NUNU Arts and Culture Collective
Address: 1510 Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville
Contact: 337-754-7724 | www.nunucollective.org
Time: 9am-12pm

September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 La Table Francaise at Java Square Café –Grab a cup of coffee with us, and share conversation and fun with other French speakers. These conversations are held every Friday.
Location: Java Square Café 
Address: 103 W. Landry St., Opelousas
Time: 4pm
Admission: Free

September 24 La Table Jeunesse –Students of French wishing to socialize with other area French language students and just have fun are invited to attend La Table Jeunesse. Whether immersion or second-language, it makes no difference. Here, all are practitioners of French, and all French is good French. As meetings progress, participants - you - will have input on games to be played and activities to devise - and of course - en français.
Ages 7-17 invited. La Table Jeunesse will be conducted in age appropriate groupings. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: NUNU Arts & Culture Collective
Address: 1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy., Arnaudville
Time: 3pm-5pm
Contact: 337-754-7724
Admission: Free

MUSIC

September 3  JAMbalaya Acoustic Music Jam –First Sunday of every month. Doors open at 12:30pm. Bring your instrument, enthusiasm and ideas to play alongside other musicians. Our sessions are what they are and lots of fun!
Location: Tom's Fiddle and Bow
Address: 204 Fuselier Road, Arnaudville
Contact: 337-754-5528 | 337-303-8665 | 337-322-5402 | www.tomsfiddleandbow.com
Time: 1pm-3pm

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Old Fashioned Fais-do-do Barn Dance –Come out and support our local musicians, and listen to live music at Lakeview Park & Beach. Also, camp with us and receive 4 FREE armbands for the beach and 2 FREE tickets into the Barn dance! Call now and book your RV site or cabin. Non-campers can purchase a day pass armband for $10 on weekends, $7 on weekdays, and $5 on Tuesdays that allows you access to the beach, beach playground, fishing lake, and any beach live entertainment. Enjoy live music every Saturday in the Barn or on the Beach (seasonal).
September 2 – One Trick Pony
September 9 – Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie
September 16 – Travis Matte & the Kingpins
September 30 – Jason Frey & Lagniappe
Location: Lakeview Park & Beach
Address: 1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Eunice
Contact: 337-457-2881 | www.lvpark.com
Admission: Barn dance prices vary for campers and non-campers
Time: Refer to schedule for beach and barn entertainment

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Rendez-vous des Cajuns –Bring your dancing shoes to "Rendez-vous avec des Cajuns," a live radio show in the Grand Old Opry/Louisiana Hayride/Prairie Home companion format. The emcee hosts the program in Cajun French with enough English spoken so that everyone can enjoy this unique and one-of-a-kind experience. The entire family is welcome so make this event your Saturday night plan.
Location: Liberty Theatre
Address: 200 Park Ave, Eunice
Contact: 337-457-7389 | www.eunice-la.com
Time: 6pm-7:30pm (opens at 4pm)
Admission: $5

September 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, Rocky's Live Music –Great tasting South Louisiana seafood and mouthwatering gourmet burgers isn't all that's on the menu at Rocky's. Rocky's Cajun Kitchen is busy serving up some great local talent in the Cajun music scene. We'll be foot stompin' and two steppin' every Friday and Saturday night.
Location: Rocky's Cajun Kitchen
Address: 1415 E. Laurel Avenue, Eunice
Contact: 337-457-6999 | Rocky's Cajun Kitchen
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Cajun Jam Session –No permission, no cost – just pure enjoyment of Cajun music with the Savoy family. Participate with your own instrument, watch or supply some boudin and cracklins. Join in the fun! Marc and Ann Savoy started the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band in 1977 and now their children Joel and Wilson Savoy are making their own marks in Cajun music. These sessions are held every Saturday throughout the year. Come for a musical experience like no other.
Location: Savoy Music Center
Address: 4413 U.S. Highway 190, Eunice
Contact: 337-457-9563 | www.savoymusiccenter.com
Time: 9am-12pm

September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 Silver Slipper, Cajun Hibachi Grill: Live Music –The New Silver Slipper has reopened to the delight of many locals with a Cajun Asian fusion menu and juicy hamburgers. Local Bayou Teche Brewing Acadie beer flows on tap and a drive through daiquiri window is available. EVERY Friday, Saturday, and Sunday listen to live music belted from local musicians.
Location:  The New Silver Slipper
Address: 2818 Hwy. 31, Arnaudville
Contact:  337-879-2050
Time:  Fri and Sat, 6:30pm-10:30pm.  Sun 10am-2pm

September 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 30 Live at Bayou Teche Brewing –Get the best of both worlds at Bayou Teche Brewing with crisp, refreshing craft beer, Louisiana food trucks, and live music. This local, family owned and operated brewery specializes in beer that accentuates the bold flavors in Cajun and Creole cuisine. Join the crew every Saturday and Sunday evening for good music and good times. While you're there quench your thirst with a beer flight in the Tap Room, and ask for a tour of the sustainable brewery in English or en français!
Location:  Bayou Teche Brewing
Address: 1106 Bushville Hwy., Arnaudville
Contact: 337-754-5122
www.bayoutechebrewing.com
Time: Saturday 3pm-6pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm | Tap room Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

September 10, 24 Jazz Night Opelousas –The zydeco music capital is now offering New Orleans style jazz with Jeremy Benoit "JB Saax" and his band. This young saxophonist from Lafayette has been playing since he was nine years old. He has performed at many venues and events throughout the state of Louisiana including its acclaimed Festival Internationale. Now he's bringing New Orleans style jazz to historic Opelousas every month.
Location: Cafe Breen
Address: 204 N. Main St., Opelousas
Time: 6pm-9pm
Contact: 337-945-7399
Admission: $20

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Cajun Music Jam at Rocky's –Fresh Louisiana seafood and mouthwatering gourmet burgers aren't all that's on the menu at Rocky's. Every Wednesday night Rocky's Cajun Kitchen is serving up authentic Cajun French music from both amateurs and local artists. These laidback gatherings are referred to as jam sessions, in which anyone can bring their favorite instrument and participate.
Location: Rocky’s Cajun Kitchen
Address: 1415 E. Laurel Ave., Eunice
Time: 6pm-9pm
Contact: 337-457-6999
Admission: Free

September 9, Sunset Jam –Sunset, Louisiana is a jambalaya of arts and music! The Rubboard Capitol of the World is also known for its collection of vintage shops and antique dealers, most of which carry original artwork by area artists. The first Friday of every month, visit local galleries and shops for unique finds and participate in a traditional Cajun jam session where local musicians "fiddle around" in a casual setting. Anyone with an instrument is welcomed to hop in.
Location: Downtown Sunset on Napoleon Avenue
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m
Contact: 337-662-2223
Admission: Free

October 9th St. Ignatius in Grand Coteau invites you to  join them for our 28th annual Cardinal Fun Fest.  This day has proven to be a family fun day for all and is opened to the public.  The day is kicked-off with a 5K Color Run through beautiful Grand Coteau.  Afterwards, children of all ages enjoy playing the many games while parents partake in the Jambalaya Cook-Off, Silent Auction, and Wine Pull booth all while enjoying good music and friendships.