Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana 2016:
Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun; LeJeune Cove Courir; Tee-Mamou Women's Courir; Liberty Theater Mardi Gras Show; The Revelers at Lakeview; Five Bands Saturday in Eunice (T'Monde, Jason Frey & Lagniappe, Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers, La Recolte, Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns); Ryan Simon and Acadien, Fred Charlie & Acadiana Cajuns Sunday in Eunice; Travis Matte & Kingpins Lundi Gras in Eunice; Basile Courir; Tee-Mamou Courir; Eunice Courir; Mamou Courir; Iota Tee-Mamou Mardi GrasFolklife Festival; Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys; Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie; Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners

For other Mardi Gras photos from the past, go to the Mardi Gras in Acadiana Page. Another page has recordings/transcriptions of four Mardi Gras songs.

Photos Taken in Recent Months
2016 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles
Friday, Oct. 14
     Lil' Nate & the Zydeco Big Timers
     Roddie Romero & Hub City All Stars with Lil' Buck Sinegal
          and Sonny Landreth
Saturday, Oct. 15
     Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
     J.J. Caillier & the Zydeco Knockouts
     Jr. Hebert & the Maurice Playboys
     Kira Viator & Bayou Beat
     La Récolte
     Lost Bayou Ramblers
     Mid-City Aces
     Reuben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution
    Wayne & Same Ol' 2 Step

More festival photos to come
Stop the Clock Cowboy Jazz Band, Liberty, 10-1-16
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center celebrates 25 years, 10-1-15
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Opelousas
     Music & Market, 9-30-16
Coz Fontenot Birthday Celebration, Liberty, 9-24-16
Forest Huval & Friends, Liberty, 9-17-16
Ray Landry & the Vermilionville Ramblers, Mamou Cajun
     Music Festival, 9-17-16
Ryan Simon & the Acadien Cajun Band, Liberty, 9-10-16
Les Ferrailles, Liberty, 9-3-16
Afternoon at the Creole Renaissance Festival, Rayne, 9-3-16
   Dexter Ardoin Band
   JoJo Reed & the Happy Hill Zydeco Band
   Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole
   Dog Hill Stompers
Amy Nicole & Zydeco Soul, Zydeco Breakfast, Opelousas, 9-3-16
Lee Benoit Family Band, Liberty, 8-27-16
Harry LaFleur & Bal de Maison, Prairie Acadian Cultural Cntr, 8-27-16
LoLo Baudoin & the Lakeview Playboys, Liberty, 8-20-16
Mary Broussard & Sweet La La, Liberty, 8-6-16
T-Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers, Liberty, 8-6-16
Cajun on Demand (C.O.D.), Liberty Theater, 7-30-16
Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas & the Cajun Cousins, Liberty, 7-23-16
Wallace Trahan & Rice & Gravy, Helen Boudreaux,
     Rendez-Vous des Cajuns, 7-16-16
Cedric Watson & Karnival Kreole, Laf. Central Park, 7-14-16
2016 LeBeau Zydeco Festival: Brian Jack, Lil Nate, Step Rideau, 7-2-16
Jamie Bergeron & Kickin' Cajun, Erath 4th July Celebration, 7-2-16
Bubba Hebert & New Morse Playboys, Rendez-vous des Cajuns, 6-25-16
Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds, Rendez-vous des Cajuns, 6-18-16
Tweedel, Hebert & Fontenot, Rendez-vous des Cajuns, 6-11-16
Donny Broussard & Louisiana Stars, Rendez-vous des Cajuns, 6-4-16
Afternoon at Zydeco Extravaganza, Lafayette, 5-29-16
    Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
    Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
    Rusty Metoyer & The Zydeco Krush
    Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
    Amateur Accordion Contest
Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rodailleurs, Rendez-vous des
     Cajuns, 5-28-16
Lil Wayne & Same Ol' 2 Step, Liberty, 5-21-16
Kenneth Benoit and Gravel Road, Liberty, 5-14-16
Camp Jammers Showcase, Liberty, 4-30-16
The Revelers, DTA!, Lafayette, 4-29-16
2016 Festival International de Louisiane, Lafayette
Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band, 4-22-16
   Lost Bayou Ramblers with Spider Stacy, 4-22-16
   Bonsoir, Catin, 4-23-16
   Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas, 4-23-16
   Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, 4-23-16
   Sonny Landreth, 4-23-16
   L'Orchestre Royal w/ Michael Doucet, Carol Fran, Lil' Buck Sinegal,
        T.K. Hulin, 4-23-16
   Tribute to Jillian Johnson: The Figs & Ginger Lee, 4-24-16
   Savoy Family Band, 4-24-16
   Sweet Crude, 4-24-16
   Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters, 4-24-16
   Other festival photos
Le Grand Hoorah!, April 15 & 16, 2016, Chicot State Park
   Opening and Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys
   Lisa Trahan et L'esprit cadien
Young Cajun Musician Showcase, Liberty, 4-16-16
Balfa Toujours, LFR Balfa Week, 4-14-16
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Liberty, 4-9-16
Zydeco Radio, Downtown Alive!, Lafayette, 4-8-16
Pine Leaf Boys, Liberty, 4-2-16
Eunice Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff, 3-20-16
Sheryl Cormier Birthday Show, Liberty, 3-19-16
David Egan, 1954-2016, (set of previously uploaded photos)
Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band, Zydeco Marathon, 3-13-16
Tribute to Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys, Liberty, 3-12-16
Bernie Man Benefit, with Chubby Carrier, Cedric Watson, Steve Riley,
     and Terrance Simien, Warehouse 535, Lafayette, 2-28-16
La Recolte at the Liberty, 2-27-16
Archive: Ole Tymers Cajun Band, plus Leo Abshire
August Broussard and Friends, Liberty, 2-20-16
Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots, Liberty, 2-13-16
The Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Liberty, 2-13-16
Marshland Cajun Band, Liberty, 1-30-16
Ricky Dodd & Second Tyme Around, Liberty, 1-30-16
Ryan Simon and the Acadien Cajun Band, Liberty, 1-23-16
Richard Miller & the Musical Playboys, Liberty, 1-9-16
16th annual Tribute to Hank Williams, Liberty, 1-2-16

Experience Louisiana Festival Collection, Oct. 17 & 18, 2015:
Jam Session, Jason Frey & Lagniappe, Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold; Briggs Brown, Kyle Huval, & Friends; Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted; Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie; The Revelers ("Rendez-vous des Cajuns Show"), Roddie Romero & The Hub City All Stars; Bonerama Brass Band; Vermilion Express & Louisiana Purchase Bluegrass Band; Savoy Family Cajun Band; The Band Courtbouillon; Dancers on Saturday; Other Activities (Including Folklife, Mardi Gras Courir, Food, Coushatta Indian Dancers, Narrative Stage with Darrell Bourque & Goldman Thibodeaux, & More)

2015 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Photo Collection
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Friday, 10-9-15: TintaMardiGras; Acadian Connection: Jambalya Cajun Band with Guests; Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Saturday, 10-10-15:
Rachel Wilson & Cajun Express; T-Salé; Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys; Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys; Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express; Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars; Bonsoir, Catin; Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds; Ruben Moreno & Zydeco Re-Evolution; Magnolia Sisters; Pine Leaf Boys; Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band; Feufollet; Lafayette Rhythm Devils; Zydeco Radio; Sweet Crude; Huval Fuselier Cajun Trio; Ervin Frey & the Eunice Ramblers; Kira Viator & Bayou Beat; Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours; Ray Abshire & Friends; Atelier Stage & Jam Session; Dancers
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Sunday, 10-11-15:
Robert Jardell & Pure Cajun; Dog Hill Stompers; Travis Matte & the Kingpins; Richard LeBouef & Two-Step; Wayne Toups & Zyde-Cajun; Lil' Wayne & Same Ol' 2 Step; Babineaux Sisters; Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band; Lost Bayou Ramblers; Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys; Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys; Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold; Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band; The Revelers; Dexter Ardoin Band; T'Monde; The Band Courtbouillon; Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys; Atelier Stage & Jam Session; Dancers
Complete Photo Archives        
Aaron Chesson and Bayou Heat        
Acadien Cajun Band        
Adam Hebert (1923-2010)        
Advien' Quepeux and the Good Times        
Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin, 1915-2007        
Al Roger and Louisiana Pride        
Amy Nicole and Zydeco Soul
Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic        
Andrew Cormier        
Ann Savoy and her Sleepless Knights
August Broussard and Friends        
Babineaux-Fuselier Cajun Band        
Babineaux Sisters Band        
Balfa Toujours        
Basile Cajun Band        
Basin Brothers        
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet        
Belton Richard        
Berard Family Band (RIP Al Berard, 1960-2014)        
Bernie Alan Band        
Blackie Fruge (1930-2015) and the Hicks Wagon Wheel Ramblers        
Blair Kilpatrick        
Blake Miller and the Vermilion Playboys        
Bombes 2 Bal (French band)
Bon Ami Cajun Band        
Bonne Chance        
Bonsoir, Catin        
Bon Temps Playboys        
Boozoo Chavis, 1930-2001        
Bradley Venable        
Brandon Ledet and Creole Touch
Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno        
Brandon Moreau & His Cajungrass / Pain Perdu        
Brad Randall and the Zydeco Ballers                          
Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers        
Briggs Brown and the Bayou Cajuns        
Bruce Daigrepont        
Bubba Hebert and the New Morse Playboys        
Buckwheat Zydeco (1947-2016)        
Cajun August and Friends        
Cajun Country Revival        
Cajun Express        
Cajun Silver        
Cajun Troubadours        
Calico & the Off-Brand Band        
Cedric Watson
Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters        
Chris Ardoin and NuStep        
Chris Miller and Bayou Roots        
Chubby Carrier        
C.J. Chenier
C.O. D. Cajun on Demand        
Corey Arceneaux and the Zydeco Hot Peppers        
Corey Ledet        
Cory McCauley and His Evangeline Aces
Coz Fontenot        
Creole United        
Creole Zydeco Farmers        
Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble        
Dallas Street Ramblers        
Damon Troy        
David Egan, 1954-2016        
Dewey Balfa (a few photos from 1979)        
Dexter Ardoin        
D.L. Menard        
Dog Hill Stompers        
Don Fontenot et Les Amis de la Louisiane        
Don Montoucet (1925-2016)        
Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse        
Donny Broussard and Louisiana Stars        
Double Trouble Zydeco        
Doug Kershaw        
Downtown Cajun Band        
Drew Simon avec Les Veilleurs        
Dustin Ray and Southern Groove
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers        
Eddie Lejeune, 1951-2001        
Ed Gary and the Louisiana Cajun Aces        
Ellis Vanicor and the Lacassine Playboys        
Elton "Bee" Cormier & the Church Point Playboys        
Errol Jenkins and Louisiana Tradition        
Ervin Lejeune        
Felton LeJeune (1949-2011) and the Cajun Cowboys        
Fernest Arceneaux, 1940-2008        
The Figs        
Forest Huval and Friends        
Francis Cabrel        
Fred Charlie and the Acadiana Cajuns        
Fricassee Cajun Band        
Ganey Arsement and the LakeSide Gamblers        
Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie        
Gerard Delafose & the Zydeco Gators        
Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys        
Guyland Leday        
Hackberry Ramblers        
Hadley J. Castille (1933-2012) with Sarah Jayde Williams        
Harry LaFleur        
Harry Trahan        
High Performance        
Homer LeJeune and the Cajun Kings        
Horace Trahan        
Howard Noel Jr. and Cajun Boogie        
Hubert Maitre and the Triangle Aces        
Hunter Hayes        
Huval Family Band        
Huval, Dupuy & Fuselier Cajun Band        
Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas & Cajun Cousins        
Jack Leger and Cajun All Stars (a few photos from 1976)        
Jambalaya Cajun Band        
Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns        
Jamie Berzas and Cajun Tradition        
Jason Frey and Lagniappe        
Jeffery Broussard        
Jesse Belleau and Cajun Melody
Jesse Legé        
Jimmy Breaux and Friends        
Jimmy C. Newman (1927-2014)        
J.J. Caillier and the Zydeco Knockouts
Joel Martin        
Jo-EL Sonnier        
Joe Hall
Joe Simon and the Cajun Hearts        
Joe Simon and the Louisiana Cajuns        
John Alva Leger and the Lucky Deuces        
John Trahan and the Acadiana Aces        
Johnny Sonnier        
JoJo Reed
Josh Johnson & the Beagle Ranch Ramblers        
Jr. Melancon and the Come Down Playboys        
Jude Taylor and His Burning Flames        
Kaleb Trahan        
Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band        
Kenneth Benoit and the Gravel Road Band        
Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys        
Kira Viator Weber and Bayou Beat        
Koray Broussard and the Zydeco Unit        
Kyle Huval and the Dixie Club Ramblers        
Lafayette Rhythm Devils        
La Récolte        
Lawrence Ardoin        
Lee Benoit        
Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames        
Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners        
Lesa Cormier and the Sundown Playboys        
Les Amis Créoles        
Les Bassettes        
Les Bons Sons        
Les Frères Michot        
Lil' Band o' Gold        
Lil Buck Sinegal        
Lil Nate and the Zydeco Big Timers        
Lil Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations        
Lisa Trahan et L'esprit cadien        
Little Freddie King        
Lolo Baudoin and the Lakeview Playboys        
Lost Bayou Ramblers        
Louisiana's Kingfish        
Low Maintenance        
Lucky Playboys        
Lynn August        
Mack Manuel (1934-2014) and the Lake Charles Ramblers        
Magnolia Sisters        
Marce Lacouture        
Marcel Fontenot's Jam Session        
Marshland Cajun Band
Mary Broussard and Sweet La La        
Mary Tweedel and the Louisiana Cajun Mixers
Mathew Ewing & the All Star Band        
Megan Brown and Tepetate        
Merlin Fontenot        
Milfred Simon        
Milton Adams        
Milton Vanicor (1918-2015)        
Morris Ardoin and Dennis Stroughmatt        
Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas
Ole Tymers Cajun Band
Orchestre Royal        
Paul Daigle: Cajun Gold and Savoir Faire        
Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal        
Pee Wee Broussard, 1920-2013        
Peppy Carmello,1966-2011        
Pete Bergeron and the Bayou Boys        
Pine Leaf Boys        
Phillip Alleman, 1940-2005        
Phil Menard & The Louisiana Travelers        
Port Arthur Playboys        
Preston Frank        
Rachel Wilson and Cajun Express        
Ray Abshire        
Ray Landry
Ray Landry & the Vermilionville Ramblers        
Red Saltzman and the Ramblin Cajuns        
Red Stick Ramblers        
The Revelers        
Richard LeBouef        
Richard Miller and the Musical Playboys
Ricky Dodd & Second Tyme Around        
Robert Jardell and Pure Cajun        
Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters        
Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars        
Rodney Fontenot, 1914-2005        
Ron Miller and the Midnight Ramblers        
Rosie Ledet        
Roy Carrier        
Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush        
Ryan Brunet & Les Ferrailles, Les Malfacteurs        
Ryan Foret and the Foret Tradition        
Same Ol 2 Step        
Savoy Family Band        
Scotty Pousson and the Pointe aux Loups Playboys        
Sean Ardoin        
Shelton Manuel, 1922-2005        
Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds        
Sonny Landreth        
Sons of Voodoo
Soul Creole        
South 70 Band        
Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws        
Steve LaFleur and Mamou        
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
Stop the Clock Cowboy Jazz Band
Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots        
Sweet Cecilia
Sweet Crude        
T-Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers        
Terrance Simien        
Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys        
Thomas "Big Hat" Fields and His Foot Stompin' Zydeco Band        
T-Joe Romero and the Gros Chemin Playboys        
Touchet Brothers        
Tony Thibodeaux        
Trahan, Doucet, Huval Band        
Travis Matte and the Kingpins        
Tribute to Hank Williams Sr.        
Troubled Playboys        
Troy LeJeune: Cajun Revue, Louisiana Road Trip        
T-Salé Cajun Band        
Tyler Rayon and the Cajun Ramblers        
Ulysse Poirrier Sr.(1939-2012)  & the Bayou Teche Cajun Band        
Vidrine-Chapman Family Band        
Vorance Barzas        
Wallace Trahan and Rice and Gravy        
Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys        
Waylon Thibodeaux
Wayne Toups        
Willis Prudhomme        
Yvette Landry Band        
Zachary Richard        
Zydeco Joe Citizen        
Zydeco Joe Mouton (1943-2007)
Zydeco Radio        
Selected Festivals (sets are also included in collections of individual bands)
2015 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles
2015 Festival International de Louisiane        
2015 Le Grand Hoorah!, Chicot State Park        
2014 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2014 Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco Festival in New Orleans        
2014 Zydeco Extravaganza        
2014 Festival International de Louisiane        
2013 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2013 Zydeco Extravaganza        
2013 Festival International de Louisiane        
2013 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week        
2012 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2012 Festival International de Louisiane        
2012 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week        
2012 World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff, Eunice        
2011 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2011 Festival International de Louisiane        
2011 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week        
2010 Black Pot Festival        
2010 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2010 Original Southwest Zydeco Festival        
2010 Zydeco Extravaganza        
2010 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival        
2010 Festival International de Louisiane        
2010 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week        
2009 Black Pot Festival        
2009 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2009 Original Southwest Zydeco Festival        
2009 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival        
2009 Festival International (selected La. French bands)        
2009 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week        
2008 Black Pot Festival        
2008 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2008 Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival
Music at Festivals Acadiens 1999-2007        
Selected Special Events
Geno Delafose Fan Appreciation Parties, 2001-2011        
Annual Tributes to Hank Williams Sr. at the Liberty        
Annual Classic Country Shows at the Liberty        
Lovesick Blues: An Evening with Hank Williams Sr. at the Liberty        
LFR Rootstock: Rock 'n' Roll En Français and Bière Noire, Vermilionville, 10-5-11        
Jam Session, Grand Opening of St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, 5-23-11        
Louisiana Legends: Jambalaya Cajun Band with Camey Doucet, D.L. Menard,, Paul Daigle, Liberty, 4-2-11         
Family Bands: Berard Family and Huval Family, Liberty Theater, 2-7-09        
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys 20th Anniversary Party, Liberty, 10-18-08
Celebration of Announcement of Zydeco-Cajun Grammy, 6-13-07        
Celebration of 1,000th Show at the Liberty Theater, 2-24-07        
Cajun French Music Association 2006 Festival, Women All Stars        
Music of the Balfa Brothers Workshop, 2006        
El Sido's 2005 Thanksgiving Benefit        
Cajun American Recovery Effort Benefit, 2005        
Band Together, Katrina Benefit, 2005        
Cajun French Music Association 2005 Festival, Young Musician All Stars        
Jam Session at Marcel Fontenot's 190 Muffler Shop, Basile, 2002        

Below are links to photos of Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco bands from Louisiana posted on Flickr.  Also included are links to photos of the most recent Mardi Gras in rural Acadiana. Flick pages allow access to high resolution images. The photos were taken by David Simpson, who retired in May 2009 from LSU at Eunice.
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