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Acadian Awakening Music Fest

The Acadian Awakening Music Fest will take place Friday - Sunday, Oct. 2 - 4, at the Lake Charles Civic Center with Lake Charles serving as the opening ceremonies for the event which spans many destinations throughout South Louisiana, Oct. 3-12. Marking the 250th Anniversary of the arrival of the Acadian people, this festival is a celebration our unique culture, music & traditions.

For event highlights, see below. For a list of full event details, click here

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October 3 - Lake Charles Civic Center, Exhibition Hall

Opening Ceremonies by Dignitaries 2 p.m.

Barbe Choir sings “Ave Maris Stella” – The anthem of the Acadian People
Performance by Henry Heights Elementary School, French Immersion
Importance of Preserving Acadian Culture, Warren Perrin

Event Highlights:

October 2-Movie Night at the Rosa

Hart Theatre

“Against the Tide” Acadian Documentary

True story of the Cajuns as told by their direct descendants.

October 3-Lake Charles Civic Center

Historical Displays

Lecture by Warren Perrin on the deportation

Art, Food & Live Music!

Lesa Cormier & the Sundown Playboys

Cajun French Music Association Youth Band

Sweet Crude

Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Krush

GRAMMY Winner Jo-EL Sonnier

October 4-Cajun French Music 

Association Building

French Mass & Family Dance

Neil-Michaud Choir at Immaculate Conception Cathedral. 

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