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.
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
“Against the Tide” Acadian Documentary
True story of the Cajuns as told by their direct descendants.
Lecture by Warren Perrin on the deportation
Art, Food & Live Music!
Lesa Cormier & the Sundown Playboys
Cajun French Music Association Youth Band
Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Krush
GRAMMY Winner Jo-EL Sonnier
French Mass & Family Dance
Neil-Michaud Choir at Immaculate Conception Cathedral.